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Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable bridges or dentures. Dental implants, which are placed in the gums, are small posts made of a metal called titanium. The posts start to fuse with the bone over three to six months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, implant abutments are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.
Types of Dental Implants:
Implant-Supported Over Dentures
Implant-supported dentures can be removable or fixed. This prosthetic requires the placement of two or more dental implants. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will snap onto the implant to gain more retention rather than requiring the use of denture paste. Removable dentures must be taken out and cleaned at night.
This option offers many advantages over regular dentures. Easy to maintain, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay in place with the help of implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures.
Dental implant placement can also help prevent the sunken look that can happen with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area surrounding the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can help prevent future bone loss.
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Dental Implant-Supported Fixed Partial Denture
An implant-supported bridge is a prosthetic solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge usually replaces three or more adjacent missing teeth as an alternative to a denture. This prosthetic typically requires at least two dental implants to support the bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for the patients’ natural teeth.
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All-on-4 Implant Denture
This procedure, often called an all-on-4 is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their teeth in the upper or lower arches to restore a full arch of teeth using only 4 implants as anchors.
This technique offers many advantages over conventional dentures. Easy to maintain, this solution can simulate the function and aesthetic of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not feel the rocking or gingival irritation they experience with traditional dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing both overall cost and healing time for the patient.
Just like implant-supported dentures, All-on-4 can help prevent the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area surrounding the implant. This process is known as osseointegration.
With all-on-4, there is no resin or metal covering the palate, so speaking and eating are more comfortable and more natural than with a conventional denture.
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Guided Dental Implant Surgery
With Cone Beam CT and virtual treatment planning, guided implant placement is performed.
Using a physical model or a virtual 3D model, implant placements and the following restorative work can be planned virtually to create the ideal treatment plan for patients. These simulations allow the doctor to take different aspects of implant placement into consideration, resulting in predictable aesthetics and function for the patient’s final restoration. Working with a 3D model also allows the patient to picture the procedures and visualize the end result.
Once treatment planning is done, specialized software can be used to create a surgical guide for implant placement. The guide helps with the exact angulation, location, and depth of the implant placement. The use of the surgical guide improves the safety, accuracy, and predictability of the procedure.
What Is The Cost of Dental Implants in New York?
Unfortunately, only some dental insurances cover the cost of implants, and even if they do, only partially. We realize that the cost of dental implants can be significant, so we have made it easy to find and schedule an appointment with one of our dentists who offers tooth implants. Doctors Network offers dental plans to reduce the cost of dental implants. Now you can get tooth implants for only $1000. Visit Manhattan private dentists to smile again.