Restoring Smiles & Oral Health with Dental Implants in Staten Island
Having good oral health is essential for your smile and your overall quality of life. Simple daily activities can become challenging and even painful if you have missing teeth. If this sounds like your current situation, don’t stress! You can achieve a full, functional, and beautiful smile once more with dental implant treatment.
At Grandview Dental Office, Dr. Ralph Tarantino can completely replace your smile with skilled dental implant placement and restoration. We’ve equipped our Staten Island dental practice with advanced technologies to ensure successful treatment when combined with careful planning. Our team believes in providing services that promote long-term oral health and overall well-being.
If you or a loved one have missing teeth, contact our Grandview Dental Office to schedule your dental implant consultation today!
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What are Dental Implants & How Do They Work?
Dental implants are posts typically consisting of body-safe titanium. They serve in the place of missing tooth roots when surgically inserted into the jaw by our skilled dentist. Once placed, living tissue and bone bond with the implant, making it a permanent part of your jaw. This fusing process is known as osseointegration, and it is pivotal to treatment success.
Dental implants consist of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. The post rests in the jawbone and extends just above the gums. The abutment is a small piece that connects your implant to your restoration. Depending on your needs, your restoration can be a custom crown, bridge, or denture. Together, these pieces of an implant are perfectly designed to look and feel like natural teeth.
Who Can Qualify for Dental Implants?
As long as you’re in good oral and overall health, you could make a great candidate for dental implants. At Grandview Dental Office, Dr. Tarantino and his team do all they can to help you qualify for implant treatment. The two main determining factors are your gum health and jawbone density.
Because implants are placed into the jaw, your jawbone must be strong enough to hold the implant post securely. If your jawbone is weak or needs additional support, our dentist can perform a bone graft or sinus lift as part of your custom treatment plan. Gums should also be pink, healthy, and free of disease or infection. If present, we treat these issues first to promote successful treatment.
What is a Bone Graft?
If your jawbone is weak due to prolonged tooth loss, or genetics, performing a bone graft may be necessary. This procedure involves our dentist taking bone material from an artificial source, or another area of your body, and grafting it into your jawbone for better density. If you require dental implants, this procedure can significantly improve your candidacy.
What is a Sinus Lift?
Sometimes, there isn’t enough space between your upper jaw and sinuses to allow successful implant placement. In this case, Dr. Tarantino performs a sinus lift. This procedure involves adding new bone material below the sinuses, creating more density and room for proper implant placement.
What Can I Expect When Getting Dental Implants?
We begin treatment with a detailed consultation to make sure implants are the ideal option for you. Dr. Tarantino takes time to examine your teeth, gums, and jawbone properly. We also review your oral and medical health history. Our team uses digital x-rays to gain precise images of your smile and jawbone structure. Common steps you can expect from the implant treatment process include:
Customizing Treatment: We work closely with you to craft a dental implant treatment plan personalized to you. Our team keeps you updated every step of the way.
Implant Placement: Dr. Tarantino places your implants with precision and skill. His experience promotes more accurate placement and positioning, which results in long-lasting treatment. To maximize your comfort, we offer nitrous oxide, oral conscious, and IV dental sedation provided by an anesthesiologist.
Bonding & Healing: Once placed, osseointegration and proper healing can take several months. This healing and bonding process is essential for your implants to last and function correctly.
Attaching Your Restoration: Once healed, we invite you back to our practice to place your custom restoration. Your crown, bridge, or denture is attached to your dental implants, completing treatment and providing you with a full smile.
What Implant Restoration Options Do You Offer?
We offer a variety of implant-supported restorations of the highest quality. Our available options include:
- Crowns that restore a single missing tooth using one implant.
- Bridges designed to replace several missing teeth in a row using two or more dental implants.
- Partial Dentures to replace multiple teeth missing in a smile.
- Complete Dentures that can restore all teeth lost in the upper, lower, or both jaws with implants. Full dentures can typically use six to eight implants.
Why Choose Dental Implants to Replace Missing Teeth?
Dental implants are the only restoration option available that can completely restore the entire structure of a missing tooth. They are designed to mimic the natural function and form of teeth. Because they are the closest thing to natural teeth, they also help renew chewing and speaking capabilities. With diligent care and proper oral hygiene, implants can last decades, sometimes even a lifetime!
How Much Does Implant Treatment Cost?
The total cost of implant treatment varies. Determining factors include the number of implants needed, other treatment needs, and the type of restoration. To gain a better understanding of your available options, contact our Staten Island dentist!
Restore Your Smile for Life with Dental Implants!
Our team understands the physical and emotional toll missing teeth can have on your life. Luckily, you don’t have to endure the effects of tooth loss any longer!
At Grandview Dental Office, Dr. Ralph Tarantino and his team can help you enjoy your best smile yet with dental implants. Contact our Staten Island office to get started today!
CALL US: (718) 494-0037 REQUEST APPOINTMENT