Dental Implants Hartsdale Westchester NY

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Have you been considering Dental Implants? If so, our team can help. We would be more than happy to assess your individual case to see if dental implants are right for you.

Millions of people suffer tooth loss due to injury, periodontal disease, poor oral care, etc. Regardless, one or more missing teeth can impact how you chew, talk, smile, and interact with the public. Happily, you can now fix the problem with dental implants. Let us explain what a dental implant is and how you can use the procedure to improve the appearance and performance of your teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants were invented in 1952 and are considered the standard of care for prosthetic teeth replacement. The implants are artificial surgical structures or figures inserted into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over a few months to act as a replacement for the root of a missing tooth.

Dental implants serve as an artificial tooth root, which in turn, holds a bridge or replacement. It also acts as an anchor for the crown. Therefore, instead of replacing the visible portion of a missing tooth, a dental implant replaces the tooth roots, supports the jawbone, and provides sufficient bite force.

Dental Implants at CENTRAL DENTAL
Dental Implants at CENTRAL DENTAL Hartsdale NY

What are the main advantages of dental implants?

  • Dental Implants are suitable for removing a tooth or the entire teeth.
  • Unlike dentures or other artificial fittings, implants appear more natural and are comfortable.
  • There is a lower risk of cavities developing in nearby teeth, and it helps to maintain the bone at the site of the lost tooth.
  • Dental implants improve your chewing function.
  • It is also convenient to use since you don’t need to take it out every night for cleaning.
  • It improves speech, appearance, self-esteem, oral health, and dental comfort.
advantages of dental implants

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What are the types of dental implants?

There are three types of dental implants. They include Endosteal, subperiosteal, and zygomatic.

  • Endosteal implants: this is the most common type of dental implant, and it is suited for most patients. However, the patient must have a good and healthy jawbone to qualify for this procedure. It involves surgically placing various cylinders or blades and screws into the jawbone.
  • Subperiosteal implants: this is the second most popular type of implant often used as an alternative to endosteal implants. Instead of fixing the implant into the jawbone, it is placed on top of the jaw with a metal frame post. The framework protrudes through the gum and holds the implant in place. Patients who don’t have sufficient jawbones or don’t want to go through intensive oral surgery or bone grafting are suitable for subperiosteal implants.
  • Zygomatic implants: the less popular zygomatic implant is the most complicated of the three types. It is placed on the cheekbone instead of the jawbone.

FAQs Dental Implants

No two dental procedures are the same. As a result, the cost varies depending on the complexity and parts involved. However, the overall cost per tooth varies between $2,500 – $3,000, and the option for the entire teeth is $30,000 – $40,000. Not to worry, some dental insurance covers a small portion of the total cost. Therefore, speak with your insurance provider to know the cost you will be responsible for.

A dental implant can last between 20 – 30 years since they are designed as a permanent solution for tooth loss. However, factors like oral hygiene and maintenance ultimately determine the longevity of dental implants. 

Dental implants are not usually painful since the mouth is numbed during the procedure. Any associated pain will last 2 -3 hours in the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery. Contrary to popular belief, the pain you feel after the surgery is not from the hole made for the implant. Instead, it comes from soft tissue manipulation that occurs during the process. If the procedure requires bone grafting, expect a high degree of pain that can last one to three days. Nonetheless, your dentist will give you a strong pain reliever to make you as comfortable as possible.

A bridge is better if you are missing more than one consecutive tooth. Also, it doesn’t require invasive surgery and takes little time to fix. On the downside, it loses its appearance with age, can damage healthy teeth around the missing tooth, and has a higher chance of causing tooth decay.

An implant is more durable and offers longer protection. It also retains its appearance longer than bridges and has a higher success rate. Although it won’t damage healthy teeth around the implant, the process is more intense. Also, it costs more.

Some of the latest technology for dental implants include:

  • CBCT Scans
  • 3D realistic dental crowns
  • Smaller dental implants

Titanium posts that mimic the bone structure.

The number of teeth the implant will support depends on the type of implant. For example, two dental implants can support two teeth, while an all-on-4 procedure can support a full set of upper and lower teeth.

Yes, all your teeth can be replaced with multiple implants. As we explained above, four dental implants are suitable for patients who have lost all their teeth throughout an arch. In some cases, your dentist will recommend six or more implants.

Bone grafting is necessary for dental implant procedures when your jawbone is too soft or not thick enough. Since chewing and biting exert pressure on the bone, the surgery will fail without the necessary jawbone to support the implant. Therefore, your dentist will source bone grafts from another location in your body or use a synthetic bone graft to provide structures for new bone growth. Unlike the regular procedure, bone grafting extends treatment by more months since the transplanted bone needs to grow enough to support the implant.

Have you lost a tooth or feel uncomfortable with the performance of your replacement tooth? Then, visit our dental clinic in Hartsdale Westchester, NY. Our dentists are trained to offer the best dental care to give you the smile you desire. Call us today and book your appointment!

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