We specialize in implant placement. According to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), dental implants have a success rate of 95% when placed by a dental specialist.
Although having a beautiful smile and the confidence that comes with that are important, there are also important health reasons to have dental implants. Whether replacing one tooth or several, implants are an important solution to restoring and maintaining dental health.
Once a tooth is lost, several things begin to happen that are not immediately noticeable to a patient and which can have a significant negative effect on both health and appearance. Tooth roots help hold teeth in place but they are also critical in maintaining health in the surrounding gums and supporting bone structures. Bone loss in the jawbone is one of the significant problems that naturally occurs once a tooth is lost. This bone loss can compromise the integrity of neighboring tooth roots and tooth stability. This bone loss is also a large part of what causes the “sunken” look that is seen in people who have lost several or all of their teeth. It is the reason patients who wear dentures find that over time their dentures are harder and harder to fit and keep in place.
Dental implants help maintain and strengthen bone structure. This means they do much more than replace the missing tooth – they also protect the existing teeth by helping to preserve bone structure.
Dental Implants on Staten Island – Great Kills
Dynamic Dental, P.L.L.C. provides predictable, affordable and aesthetic restoration of your smile with dental implants on Staten Island, NY. We invite you to call us today at 718-984-7162 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental implants actually mimic tooth roots, creating a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. A custom made piece of biocompatible titanium is placed in the jawbone, where it gradually fuses with the bone. After this osseointegration is complete, an abutment post is attached to the implant, and the replacement tooth is anchored to the post. One implant can support one replacement tooth, while just a handful of implants can secure an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. As you might suspect, though, each implant must be precisely placed within the mouth. From the treatment planning stage to the final restoration, we are here at Dynamic Dental P.L.L.C. to coordinate your care and help you achieve the smile you have always wanted.
Digital scanning and 3-D modeling allows Drs. Klein to create a detailed, highly personalized treatment plan. Our Doctors will consider all aspects of the implant procedure, from exactly where to place each implant to the aesthetics, durability, and functionality of the final restoration. The 3-D model also makes it easy for your dentist to show you what the final result will look like.
When the plan is finalized, our team of dentists and specialists will use specialized software to turn the plan into a surgical guide. This guide will direct the precise placement of each implant, including angle and depth, vastly improving the accuracy, safety, and predictability of the final outcome.
As the name suggests, a single tooth dental implant replaces one missing tooth. A single implant is placed in bone and allowed to mesh with the surrounding bone, while you wear a temporary restoration. In a few weeks, the abutment post and crown are attached to the implant.
If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, an implant supported bridge may be the solution. While traditional dental bridges require the neighboring teeth to be prepared to secure the bridge, altering tooth structure, an implant supported bridge leaves the adjacent teeth untouched. An implant is placed at each end of the span of missing teeth, and an aesthetic, functional bridge is secured to the implants.
Implant supported removable dentures can be secured by as few as two dental implants. The denture snaps onto the implants, providing far more stability than traditional dentures that rest on the gums. If you are a candidate for this treatment, Dynamic Dental P.L.L.C. will guide you through the process. Multiple visits are required for this procedure. The denture can then be taken out as desired for cleaning or sleeping.
Implant supported fixed dentures do not come out of the mouth. This type of denture typically requires a few more implants to secure it, making it one of the more intricate options to restore your smile. However, the denture will look and feel like your own natural teeth.
A major advantage of implant supported dentures is that the implants prevent the bone loss that typically occurs when the teeth are lost, and can even stimulate new bone growth in those who have suffered significant loss. This alleviates the sunken look that is a hallmark of many denture wearers.
The All-on-Four procedure is an excellent solution for those who are missing an entire arch of teeth. With just four dental implants serving as anchors, this is a fixed solution that restores nearly all of the bite strength of natural teeth. The replacement teeth look highly realistic and are extremely durable.Losing teeth or missing teeth can be uncomfortable and cause embarrassing situations to arise. All-on-four can be a solution for you. Inquire about a consultation with us so that you will better understand if this is the best solution for you to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile again.
If you would like to learn how dental implants can improve your smile, please call 718-984-7162 to schedule your appointment.
FAQs About Dental Implants on Staten Island
How much do dental implants cost on Staten Island?
The cost of dental implants on Staten Island depends on the number of teeth being replaced, the type of restoration being used, and whether supplementary procedures like extractions, bone grafting, and sinus lifts are needed. During your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate of the costs involved in your specific case.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
As more insurance providers are coming to recognize the benefits of dental implants, they’re more likely to be at least partially covered by insurance plans. Some may provide coverage for the restorations that attach to implants but not the implants themselves; others may offer coverage in certain circumstances, like when bone loss has already occurred. There are also situations in which health insurance might provide coverage. We’ll help you understand and make the most of your benefits.
Are dental implants worth it?
Yes, our patients are overwhelmingly thrilled with the results of their dental implant procedures. They’re the only solution for missing teeth that addresses tooth loss above and below the gum line, resulting in a stable restoration that looks and feels natural. Dental implants can yield highly predictable results and get you back to smiling and functioning at your best.
How painful is getting a dental implant?
Getting a dental implant isn’t painful at all. We use local anesthetic to ensure that you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Afterwards, you may experience some tenderness and swelling at the surgical site, but this is usually minor. Your comfort is a priority.
Can dental implants be done in one day?
There are some dental implant procedures, like All-on-Four, that can be completed in a single day. We’ll let you know if you’re a candidate for one of these solutions.
Are you put to sleep for dental implants?
No, but we do offer a safe, mild form of sedation called nitrous oxide to help you relax during your procedure. If a specialist is needed and you would like to be put to sleep, we can help to arrange that service.
Call 718-984-7162 to schedule an appointment with our Staten Island dentists.