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If you’ve lost one or more teeth due to trauma, decay or disease, and you miss having a full set of teeth, then our affordable dental implants may be the answer for you.
They’ll enable you to eat all your favorite foods again, and you’ll regain your self-confidence and your beautiful smile. If you’re interested in learning more about dental implants in Hudson Valley, call our office and we’ll be happy to answer all your questions.
What Are Dental Implants and Why Would I Need Them?
A dental implant replaces a missing tooth. Most often, a crown is mounted onto a biocompatible titanium post and looks and functions just like your natural tooth. The post functions like the root of the tooth, and your crown is cemented to it, so you never have to worry about your implant slipping or falling out. If you have enough bone in your jaw to accommodate the post, then it’s called an endosteal implant. If you lack sufficient bone and a bone graft isn’t feasible, a subperiosteal implant is used and is surgically implanted between the jawbone and the gums.
Are Dental Implants Costly?
Your dental implants cost will be unique to you because your oral health is unique to you. Several factors will influence your dental implants cost, including the type of implant you need like a endosteal or subperiosteal, the material you select for your crown or replacement device, any additional dental work that you need, and any dental implants insurance benefits you may have. During your initial consultation, we provide you with a comprehensive cost estimate that details the work you need, so you’ll know exactly what to expect for your dental implants cost. If you want more information or want to schedule an appointment, call our Hudson Valley office and we can help you.
Is Dental Insurance Available to Cover the Dental Implants Procedure?
Although your insurance plan may provide for dental implants insurance benefits, most plans don’t. However, if you lack insurance coverage, we can still provide you with affordable dental implants in our Hudson Valley office. We have a variety of great financing options for you and we’ll work with you to provide the dental treatment you need at a price that you can afford. Even though implants may seem expensive, they’re a worthwhile investment. Unlike other dental appliances, implants can last for a lifetime, they help maintain the structural alignment of your jaw and your other teeth, which traditional dentures don’t, and they require no special upkeep. In the long term, implants are very cost-effective.
However, there are alternatives available, such as mini implants, a single implant or an implant-supported bridge that may help you achieve a full set of teeth at a price that fits your budget, so call us for more information.
What Are the Steps Involved in the Dental Implant Procedure?
The dental implants procedure usually involves several months and a minimum of two trips to our office. During your initial visit, your dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, jaw, teeth, and gums to ensure that implants are a viable option for you. Next, the site or sites will be prepared for installing the posts and your dentist will surgically insert them into your jawbone. An abutment will be installed on the post, which will help anchor the crown. The healing time for the dental implants procedure can take several months because the post has to fuse to the bone.
When the healing is complete, then you’ll return to our office and we’ll fit your custom-made crown and attach it to the post. Pain management is usually accomplished via the local anesthetic administered during the procedure and with over-the-counter pain medications afterwards. You shouldn’t feel more than mild pain and it shouldn’t last long. If it is more severe or long-lasting, then call our Hudson Valley office.
What Benefits Do Dental Implants Provide?
In addition to restoring a full set of teeth, implants can provide the following benefits:
- Beautiful, natural-looking teeth
- Better enunciation and improved ability to chew
- Better and easier oral hygiene routine
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Improved face, jaw, and tooth alignment
How Do I Care For My Implants?
A regimen of good oral hygiene is essential to the longevity of your implants as well as your remaining natural teeth. For the best results, brush, floss, use an antiseptic mouthwash, and have regular dental checkups to keep your implants and your natural teeth in optimal condition for years or decades. Implants aren’t maintenance-free. Without proper care, you’ll lose them, so protect your investment and establish a routine of good oral hygiene.
Will Implants Work for Me?
During your initial consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth and gums to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants, which may include a bone graft if that’s feasible for you. If not, we have alternatives that can provide you with a full set of permanently attached teeth, so call Family Dental Group if you want to make an appointment or if you want more information.
Will My Implants Require Replacement?
With proper care and maintenance, your implants should last decades. Sometimes, the location of an implant will factor in, but good oral hygiene practices are the most important. If you want dental implants in Hudson Valley, then call our office and we can help you. We look forward to speaking with you and working with you.