Dentist NYC for Dental Implants
Unfortunately, sometimes oral disease can lead to the need for extraction of a tooth. Tooth decay that has gotten too large to be restored or repaired can result in the need for a tooth to be removed. Also, sometimes trauma can cause the need for a tooth to be extracted. And finally, on some rare occasions, people may be born without a tooth congenitally.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. A dental implant consisted of three parts. The first part is the implant which replaces the root of the tooth. It is screwed into the jaw bone. Another part of the implant is the crown, which replaces the actual tooth. The final part, is the abutment which connects the implant to the crown.
Reasons to get a dental implant
After the loss of a tooth, there are a few reasons why you may need an implant. With one less tooth, the load of chewing is not evenly distributed. Therefore, there is more of a load on the remaining teeth. This can result in increased risk of wear and fracture of the remaining teeth. Another reason why you may need an implant after the loss of a tooth, is that most people will favor, and chew on the opposite side of the lost tooth. This results in more load on one side of the jaw, which leads to the potential for TMJ pain and problems on that side. Another reason you may need an implant after the loss of a tooth, is that it prevents the remaining teeth from drifting into the deficit area. And finally, after the loss of the tooth, it may result in changes to your diet to avoid foods that are hard to chew, including crunchy vegetables, which in the long-term, will affect your overall health.
How is a dental implant procedure done?
If the tooth is still present, the first step is to extract the diseased tooth. The next step is to examine and evaluate the jawbone. If the bone is determined to be too weak to support the dental implant, we will perform a bone graft to make the bone strong enough to withstand the implant for years. The next step is placing the implant into the bone. After this step, it takes approximately three months for the bone to heal fully, before we can proceed to the next step.
The next step is to screw the abutment on to the implant. Once this is done, we will take an impression that we send to the laboratory. The lab will then custom fabricates a crown which is the actual replacement for the missing tooth. We make sure that the crown is the proper size and shape, as well as matching the color for a more cosmetic result.
The final step is to evaluate the crown and place it on top of the abutment. On this visit we will make adjustments and evaluate the crown. We ensure that the bite is even and that there are no spaces to capture food between the implant and the surrounding teeth. Once all these adjustments are completed to satisfaction, we permanently cement the crown to the abutment.
How many visits will I need for a dental implant?
The amount of visits required to place an implant varies from patient the patient. It ranges from four to six appointments, over approximately 3-4 months.
What to expect after a dental implant procedure.
It is normal to experience some soreness after the procedure. It usually goes away in a few days. If needed, we will prescribe anti-inflammatories or painkillers.
How long will a dental implant last?
Under normal circumstances, a dental implant will last for life.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Most dental insurances will cover some portion of the dental implant. At Sachar Dental NYC, we always check with your insurance prior to your procedure, in order to estimate what your out-of-pocket costs will be so there are no surprises. We also offer payment plans and financing options.
What is the cost of a dental implant?
In Midtown Manhattan, NYC, the average cost of a dental implant ranges from $4,500-$10,000 per tooth. This price includes the implant, the abutment and the crown. At Sachar Dental NYC, our charge is $5,500 per tooth.
Why are we the best NYC Dentist for dental implants?
At Sachar dental NYC, we take great pride in our dental implants. Our specialist is uniquely dual specialized in both prosthodontics and implantology. Unlike most practices, in our practice, the same person places the implant and the crown. Under these circumstances, the specialist is able to visualize entire the procedure from start to finish. When he places the implant, he is already visualizing the aesthetics of what it will look like when the crown is placed.
We take great pride in our very high success rate, and our very high patient’s satisfaction with their dental implants. Experience matters, and we have been doing this for over 20 years at Sachar Dental NYC. As always at Sachar Dental NYC, we use the least toxic and the highest quality materials. We always use the best dental laboratory in New York City, which contributes to our high success and satisfaction rate.
Also at Sachar dental NYC, we take great pride in performing the least invasive procedures possible. We do not rush into extractions that result in dental implants. On many occasions, patients have come in expecting to have a tooth extracted, and we were able to save the tooth.
If you’ve had an extraction or think you may need a dental implant please call our office today for a consultation with the top implant specialist in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Call (212) 752-1163