If you’re tired of having to work around your missing teeth every day, or you’re frustrated with an uncomfortable denture that causes more problems than it solves, then dental implants from our Mineola, NY dentist may just be the solution you have been waiting for. These offer the next best thing to natural teeth, and at Meadowbrook Dental Care, our team is able to provide every part of the implant procedure in-house so that rebuilding your smile is easy, convenient, and guaranteed to deliver a result you’ll love.
When a tooth goes missing, it’s not just the visible crown that disappears, but the root structure below the gum line as well. A dental implant replaces this root using a small titanium post that is positioned within the jawbone. There, it melds with the adjacent bone, and then it can be topped with a restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture, essentially bringing back the entire tooth.
One of the best parts about dental implants is that they are so versatile. Whether you are missing a single tooth, all of them, or a number in between, our team can design a solution to perfectly suit your situation. When you come in for your consultation, we’ll discuss which of the following options offers the most direct way to help you reclaim a complete smile:
Instead of filing down the teeth near the missing one so they can support a bridge, we can instead place a single implant into the mouth and top it with a crown, leaving the remaining dental structure untouched.
Normally, a bridge designed to replace several teeth is stabilized using two crowns fitted over nearby healthy teeth. Instead, an implant bridge is attached to two implants, making it much stronger and more durable compared to a traditional prosthetic.
All it takes is just four to six implants to secure a full denture to the jawbone to restore an entire row of teeth at once. Implant dentures are multiple times stronger than traditional removable ones, plus they allow patients to eat hard-to-chew foods that are usually considered to be “off-limits” for denture wearers.
The cost of your dental implant procedure will depend on a few key factors, namely how many teeth you need to be replaced, what kind of restoration will be used, and the position of the implants within the mouth. We’ll cover all of these details during your initial consultation, and we’ll also discuss how you can use financing to break up the cost so that your treatment is easily affordable.