If you have missing teeth, gaps, or one or more teeth that need to be removed, then you should talk to us about dental implants. If you are in or near the Bronx, New York call our local dentist to find out if dental implants are right for you. Our implant experts are ready to answer any questions you may have.
If you currently have or are considering dentures, we encourage you to find out if dental implants are a better tooth replacement option. Our oral surgeons and cosmetic dentists will design a plan for your replacement teeth that fits perfectly with your surrounding teeth. Whether it’s traditional dentures, a single tooth implant, implants for multiple teeth, a dental bridge, or other replacement tooth options, we can help.
Implants can be installed by a general dentist, periodontist, or oral surgeon. Depending on your needs, one or more of these dental care professionals may be required to resolve an issue with your missing tooth, especially if multiple missing teeth are involved.
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. Sometimes gum disease, severely damaged teeth, compromised bone structure, insufficient bone density, and other oral health issues prevent you from being a good candidate for placing dental implants. Our dental professional will perform a detailed analysis of your oral condition to determine if a dental implant procedure is right for you.
If you are looking for reasonably priced, high-quality replacement teeth, call our dentist today. Our dental office is open for extended hours for your convenience. Whether you are coming from Riverdale, Kingsbridge, Fordham, or visiting the Bronx Zoo, anywhere in the Bronx, dental patients can call us for immediate assistance.
What are Dental Implants?
Unlike removable dentures, implants are a lot like real teeth. Each dental implant is attached to natural bone just like your natural teeth. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or all of your teeth.
A dental implant is a high-quality replica of your natural tooth. It is made of durable materials like titanium and zirconia. Your dental implants are fixed and not removable. Once your tooth implants heal you can use them to eat and chew just like your natural teeth. Because they feel natural, you may have trouble distinguishing a dental implant from your real teeth.
Some people think of a dental implant as an artificial tooth. An artificial tooth may not be the most accurate description but it does make it easy for people to understand what they are. If you replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, it will seamlessly integrate with your remaining teeth, without relying on the surrounding teeth for support, like traditional dentures or dental bridges.
How Much Does Dental Implant Surgery Cost?
A careful examination is required to gauge the scope of work for your dental implant treatment. What those dental implants cost is determined by a number of factors. A single missing tooth will cost much less to replace than multiple missing teeth. If you need a bone graft or gum tissue restoration, the cost will be more.
Even a range of costs is impossible to determine because every patient’s dental implant needs are unique. Traditional dentures or removable dentures are lower in cost than dental implant surgery but they require more maintenance and need to be kept clean and free of debris. There are times when dental implants are used in conjunction with other prosthetics like dentures and dental bridges.
If you have dental insurance we recommend calling your insurance company to ask about coverage for dental implants. Even if your insurance company doesn’t provide coverage for implants, we can still find solutions for your broken or missing teeth using a dental crown, traditional dentures, and other prosthetics, many of which are covered by dental insurance.
What to Expect Before and After Your Dental Implant Procedure
When you visit our dental office, our first priority is to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Then we will advise you of the various dental implant solutions available. Lastly, your implant dentist will provide a full estimate so you will know exactly what your dental implants cost.
Your dental implant procedure begins with a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, bone structure, and overall oral health. To be a good candidate for dental implants you need to have healthy gums and good bone density.
Your Bronx, NY implant dentist will coordinate a treatment plan designed for your specific needs. Any oral surgery procedure depends on a number of factors, including how many implants are needed, and whether those implants will be combined with dentures, a dental bridge, or other replacement teeth.
Your implant dentist will fully explain the procedure and make sure you are as comfortable as you can be for your dental implant surgery. They will explain how your tooth implants will be installed, give you detailed care instructions, and set your expectations for recovery.
If your implant surgery requires a bone graft or manipulation of the gum tissue, these and other factors will affect the time it takes to heal. If one or more teeth have been replaced, it may take a few months to heal completely.
Our Bronx, NY implant dentist will go over your post oral surgery care instructions. It will be important to follow these directions carefully to ensure a positive dental experience and a smooth recovery.
A follow-up appointment is scheduled after treatment to assess how your dental implants are healing and to identify any potential problems. If at any time you experience unusual swelling, redness, or pain that is not subsiding, you need to contact our dental office right away.
Is a Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
If you are a good candidate for dental implants only a local anesthetic should be needed during the procedure. Most of our Bronx, NY patients report mild discomfort that can normally be controlled with over-the-counter pain medication. The good news is there are no nerves inside the bone.
If you feel more than normal discomfort after your procedure your dentist can prescribe pain medication to help. Not long after your dental implant procedure, your tooth implants will look feel, and act just like natural teeth.
Implants have helped many patients get back their radiant smile!
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and get back your confidence. Implants can help you in a variety of ways. Not only are dental implants an aesthetic improvement that will help you speak more clearly, but they also prevent unwanted movement of your teeth, tooth misalignment, and uneven wear.
Dental implants are long-lasting, require no additional maintenance, and look and feel just like your natural teeth.
Are you an ideal candidate for dental implants? Call today to find out.
Emergency Dental Pros – Dental Implants
2825 Third Ave., The Bronx, NY 10455, United States