If you have lost one or more teeth due to decay, injury, or another problem, Dr. Marcia Greene can provide you with a dental implant to replace the tooth and restore your smile. With implant dentistry, you do not need to worry about missing out on some of life’s best moments – you can smile with confidence, eat and speak normally, and enjoy improved oral health as a result of your treatment. We invite you to contact Bayview Dental Care today to schedule your consultation with our skilled dentist and find out how implant dentistry in Staten Island, New York, can improve your quality of life!
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth, designed to replace both the root and the crown of your tooth. Your implant treatment begins with an implant placement surgery, in which a biocompatible implant post is surgically inserted into your jawbone. This procedure is followed by a period of healing, during which the implant post integrates into your jawbone, providing you with a highly stable tooth replacement. This implant post mimics the function of your original tooth root, stimulating the jawbone to help you maintain healthy supporting bone tissue for your teeth.
After you have healing from your implant placement surgery, our dentist will work with you to determine a suitable restoration to complete your treatment. Depending on your needs, you may receive a crown, bridge, or denture to cap your implant post and finish restoring your smile.
Dental implants are intended to be a permanent replacement for your teeth, and can be cared for as you would your original teeth – with daily brushing and flossing, and regular visits to the dentist for cleanings and exams. However, like your natural teeth, your implant can fail if not properly cared for. We encourage you to practice good oral hygiene at home, make and keep all your routine dental visits, and follow all implant care instructions provided by our dentist and team in order to maximize the benefits of your implant treatment.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Anyone can be a candidate for dental implants. As long as your teeth and gums are healthy, you will probably be able to receive this treatment without complications. If you have tooth decay, gum disease, or another oral condition, you will need to receive treatment for that problem before you can qualify to receive a dental implant.
Dental Implant Cost
Many people are concerned about the cost of their implant treatment. When you visit Bayview Dental Care for your initial consultation with Dr. Greene, we will provide you with an estimate of your treatment cost. This estimate will be based on your current oral health, the number of implants that you need, and any dental treatments that may be needed before you can receive your dental implant.
Our dentist and team are committed to providing you with the highest quality of treatment at a price that is fair and affordable. Please visit our Financial Options page or contact our office for more information.
For more information about implant dentistry, and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Marcia Greene, please call our office today. We look forward to helping you regain a healthy smile!