Dental Implant - Long Island City, NY
Implants replace lost teeth
A dental implant is a surgical and restorative procedure that replaces a missing tooth. The root is replaced by a titanium screw and then an implant crown is placed on top of that to restore aesthetics, form, and function. That is how you can smile once more with confidence.
What we offer
Here at Jackson Ave Dental, our dentists can help replace your missing tooth with a dental implant in Long island City. It is a fixed replacement option which stays in your mouth and does not come out like dentures do.
Here is a list of our services and what we can do for you.
A dental implant is technically just the titanium screw which is implanted into your jaw bone. This part of the procedure is done by our specialist, the oral surgeon.
After the implant has fully integrated with your bone, our restorative dentists can place an implant crown on top of it. It can be screw retained or cement retained crowns.
If you're missing multiple teeth, a cost effective option would be to do an implant bridge instead of individual implants. You can save money by getting fewer implants.
When a dental implant is needed
If you're missing a tooth or about to have one extracted, you should consider an implant as a replacement. Any condition which would leave you with one less tooth is eligible for this procedure's consideration.
When it's needed:
Missing tooth or teeth
After a tooth extraction
Periodontally compromised teeth
Tooth lost to trauma or injury
Benefits of replacing teeth
How we can help
The entire process to get a dental implant with our long island city dentists at Jackson Ave Dental will be a long one.
The treatment can be divided into two phases, surgical and restorative.
The surgical phase involves placing the implant into the jaw bone and then performing second stage surgery to reveal it once it's healed.
The restorative phase involves taking an impression of the implant to make the crown that goes on top of it.
Surgical Phase: 3-4 months
Administer local anesthesia.
Drill a small pilot hole into the jaw bone to determine angulation.
Consecutively drill a larger and larger hole.
Place the implant into the socket once it's an appropriate size hole.
Screw in a healing cap to cover the implant.
Stitch up the gums to close everything up.
Return in 3-4 months for stage II surgery.
Expose the implant and replace the healing cap with a healing abutment.
Place stitches as needed and return to our dentists after 2 weeks.
Restorative Phase: 2-4 weeks
No numbing is required.
Unscrew the healing abutment.
Screw in the impression coping and take an x-ray of it.
Take an impression of the coping along with a bite and counter.
Select a tooth shade.
Send the case to the lab for fabrication.
Return in 2-3 weeks to have the crown permanently inserted.
Procedure Step by Step with Photos
Dental implants are covered at 50% if you have a PPO dental insurance. That is what we usually see on average with our patients at our dental practice.
However, you should be careful about a missing tooth clause in your insurance contract. If you have this clause and you were missing the tooth prior to getting the insurance, it will preclude you from benefits and coverage.
Aside from that, our dentists at Jackson Ave Dental do accept and are in network with most of the major PPO insurances. Visit our insurance page to learn more.
How long do they last?
The survival rate for dental implants have been reported as 90-95% over a 10 year period. That actually puts it ahead of what root canal treated teeth have reported. Essentially, you can expect your new tooth to last for quite a while.
How painful is it to get one?
Based on what our patients tell us, the process of implanting the titanium screw into your jaw bone is actually less painful than a tooth extraction.
For the extraction, there is a lot of pushing, pulling, and tugging which goes on. However, when you get the implant placed, it is a very smooth process where it gets drilled into the bone. There is a lot less "pressure" during the procedure. You can also exclude the need for your dentist to put their knee on your chest to get it in!