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Dental Implants in Bronxville

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Bronxville Family Dental provides dental implants in Bronxville, NY. Call 914-337-8430 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a replacement option for teeth that are missing or too damaged to be saved. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that is surgically placed in your jaw to replace the natural root of a tooth. A crown can be attached to the implant to replace a single tooth. When some or all of the teeth need to be replaced, multiple implants can be placed in the jaw to support a bridge or dentures.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have many benefits as a tooth replacement option:

  • Secure. Dental implants fuse with the bone in your jaw to form a solid bond that can last a lifetime. 
  • Natural look. Dental implants provide a natural appearance because the tooth is anchored in the jaw in a similar way to your natural tooth roots.
  • Natural function. The sturdiness of dental implants allow them to function like your natural teeth. You can eat the foods you love without concern for your dental work.
  • Won’t damage other teeth. Dental implants exist independently of your other teeth, unlike dental bridges that depend on the existing teeth for support. You avoid the inevitable damage that bridges and partial dentures can inflict on your surrounding teeth.
  • Preserves bone structure. Dental implants prevent the jaw bone from weakening and resorbing due to missing teeth. The bone keeps its structural integrity.

It is because of these benefits that dental implants are considered to be the highest quality tooth replacement option available in dentistry.

Types of Dental Implant Restorations

There are different types of dental implant restorations. The best option for you depends on your individual needs.

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Single tooth replacement. A dental implant can replace a single tooth that is missing or severely damaged.

Implant Supported Bridge

Implant supported bridge. Two dental implants can support a bridge to replace a row of adjacent teeth.

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Implant supported dentures. When all of the teeth in either the upper or lower jaw need to be replaced, implant supported dentures can be held securely in place by 4-6 implants placed strategically in the jaw bone.

Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?

An ideal candidate for dental implants is someone with one or more teeth that need to be extracted due to severe decay or damage. When the damaged teeth are still in place it means the jaw bone is most likely strong enough to support dental implants. If your teeth have been missing from your mouth for a while, the jaw bone may have started to weaken and dissolve in the location of the missing teeth.

Does this mean dental implants are not an option for you? No, it simply means you may need a procedure to prepare the jaw for a dental implant. A bone graft or sinus lift procedure involves the placement of a bone fragment on top of the existing bone to encourage regeneration of the bone tissue. It may take a few months for the bone to grow thick enough for an implant to be placed.

Why Choose Bronxville Family Dental?

We provide dental implants because we believe in providing the best possible dental care for our patients. Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement options, giving you a natural appearance and quality function. Our patient-centered focus allows us to recommend the best tooth replacement option for your specific needs. Bronxville Family Dental is a judgment free environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your dental concerns.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are dental implants worth the cost?
Dental implants come at a higher cost than other tooth replacement options. But in the case of dental implants the quality is reflected in the cost. Dental implants provide a replacement that looks and functions as closely as possible to your natural teeth. And they can last a lifetime.
Do dental implants require surgery?
The placement of dental implants in the jaw is considered to be a minimally invasive surgical procedure. Even so, the procedure can be done with just local anesthesia for most patients. Sedation options are available for patients who feel nervous or anxious.
How long does it take to get dental implants?
The time frame for getting dental implants varies depending on the situation. One dental implant usually takes a few months from the time the implant is placed until the crown is attached. In some cases implant supported dentures, such as All-on-4, can be placed in one or two appointments.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Historically, dental insurance providers have considered dental implants to be a cosmetic procedure and therefore did not cover them. Some providers are beginning to offer plans that cover dental implants, but it depends on the specific plan you have. In certain situations, medical insurance will cover a portion of dental implants. It is best to check with your insurance providers for information about dental implant coverage.
Are dental implants permanent or removable?
Once a dental implant fuses with the jaw bone it will remain in place for many years, most likely the rest of your life. In most cases the prosthetic (crown, bridge, or denture) is attached to the implant by your dentist and remains in place until your dentist removes it. Snap-on dentures are an option that allows you to remove them yourself for cleaning and sleeping.

Contact Us Today

Call 914-337-8430 to schedule an appointment.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

1 Pondfield Road Suite 103
Bronxville, NY 10708
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