Dental implants are very versatile, and this is a treatment that is suitable for most people. Implant procedure can be used to replace single or multiple teeth, or an entire mouth of teeth. Options include implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures. It is a great choice for replacing missing teeth and is by far the most long-term solution.
At our cosmetic dentistry center, we offer the best dental implants to patients in Brooklyn. We use only the highest quality Zirconia or Titanium posts for dental implants.
Tooth replacement procedure is suitable for patients who may have a missing or lost a single tooth due to disease or trauma. Implant treatment can be carried out on people whose teeth and jaws have finished developing.
Learn more about our dental implants in Brooklyn office and other restorative dental services below.
Replacing a Single Tooth with Dental Implant in Brooklyn
When it comes to permanent replacement of a single tooth, an implant is almost always your best option. It looks and works exactly like all of your other teeth. Multiple steps involve in planning a single tooth implants in Brooklyn:
- Planning – Prior to implant procedure Dr. Khabensky take a CT scan and dental x-rays to determine the best position for your dental implant.
- Treatment – Single tooth surgery can be carried out using a local anesthetic and requires a small gum incision, exposing the bone. After, carefully inserting the implant into its preplanned location.
- Healing cap – Dr. Khabensky place a healing cap over the dental implant.
- Temporary tooth – At this stage we can provide you with a temporary tooth to be worn while the implant heals. Once the implant has fully healed, Dr. Khabensky can fit your new crown.
Full-Mouth Reconstruction with Dental Implants in Brooklyn
Full mouth reconstruction or full mouth dental implants in Brooklyn is advised for someone who deal with more extensive dental problems such as advanced periodontal disease, tooth decay or some other kind of trauma that has resulted in multiple tooth loss.
Over the years Dr. Khabensky has become a respected and trusted provider of full mouth restoration in our Brooklyn dental implant office.
Once all the problems have been assessed by implant dentist Dr. Khabensky, it will be possible to begin planning treatment more fully. Your treatment could include:
- Having your teeth professionally cleaned
- Treating any existing problems with periodontal disease
- Crown lengthening procedures in preparation for placing dental crowns
- Orthodontics to help move your teeth into optimal positions
- Restoring lost gum tissue or bone in preparation for dental implants
- Placing dental implants to support one or more missing teeth
- Placing permanent restorations like crowns, veneers, bridges and inlays and onlays
One of the most common, effective and cost-conscious procedures in our Brooklyn office involves implant dentures. Multiple implants can be used to restore an entire arch of upper or lower teeth, or even both arches. Dental implants can firmly hold a fixed or removable denture in place, providing patients with teeth that are worlds apart from traditional dentures.
An implant supported fixed denture is held in place by crowns that fit onto the dental implants but will also have some gum tissue to help create a more natural appearance. This gum tissue can be made from ceramic materials to match the crowns. Just like a bridge, a fixed denture is firmly attached to the dental implants and can only be removed by an implant dentist in Brooklyn like Dr. Khabensky.
Mini Dental Implants Placement in Our Brooklyn Office
Brooklyn cosmetic dentist Dr. Khabensky is fully trained and experienced in the latest implant technology including mini dental implants. At our Brooklyn dental implant office we are offering a mini implant posts if you don’t have enough bone mass to hold regular implants in place without undergoing a bone graft surgery. Mini implants are similar in structure to regular implants but are slightly smaller.
At Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Brooklyn we no longer offer mini implants. According to multiple studies mini implants pose higher failure rate, over 21% comparing to traditional dental implants.
The size differences between traditional and mini dental implants are huge:
- Mini implants range in size from 1.8 mm to 3.0 mm.
- Regular implants typically measure 3.75 mm.
Factors Affecting Dental Implant Success
Availability of good quality alveolar bone is critical for dental implant success. It is crucial to ensure your implants are inserted surgically into optimal positions so that your implant teeth not only look natural but will function correctly. Poorly inserted dental implants pose the risk and could harm vital structures in the jawbone.
Dental Implant Costs and Questions For Implant Dentist
Dental implants are increasingly becoming the treatment of choice for replacing failing or missing teeth. They can often be a much better option than conventional dentures or bridges, but for many people, the cost of implant treatment might be a deterrent.
It’s true that dental implant treatment does cost a little more than opting for a dental bridge or denture and unfortunately, dental implants are rarely covered by insurance.
In spite of the costs, approximately 1.9 million Americans are expected to be fitted with one or more dental implants in 2018 compared with 1.6 million just a couple of years ago. Many dentists regard the invention of dental implants as one of the most exciting developments in dental technology over the last few decades, comparing it with the introduction of fluoridated water.
Now that dental implants have been extensively used for several decades, researchers have proven their longevity. Many implants that were placed initially during the mid-1980s are still in excellent condition. A recent review discovered that 95% of implants lasted 13 years or longer.
Since they were initially introduced onto the market, dental implants have been extensively researched, and the designs are always being continually improved so that the most modern implants can integrate more efficiently with the jawbone and often the techniques used to place them help to aid faster healing.
Why Doesn’t Insurance Cover dental Implants?
Unfortunately, most dental insurers regard dental implants as being a cosmetic treatment even given the potential benefits of this treatment.
While the cost of dental implants is usually not covered, it may be possible to claim the costs of an implant crown under your insurance policy.
It is always worth checking with your health provider to see if you can claim back any of the costs associated with implant treatment.
How to Afford Dental Implant Treatment When Insurance Does Not Cover It
Even if your health provider will not meet the cost of your dental implant treatment or if you don’t have dental insurance, you will still probably find your dentist can help you.
Many dental practices including Family Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Brooklyn offer easy payment plans that are often interest-free. These can comfortably spread the cost of treatment making it possible to receive dental implants. If you are considering dental implant treatment, it’s worth exploring these options.
Implant treatment can be extremely cost-effective in the long term thanks to the potential longevity of dental implants.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of treatment can vary tremendously depending on the skill and experience of your dentist and the work required. As a guideline, the cost of a single implant crown and other associated procedures can cost from $2000 upwards.
Reputable implant dentists will always provide you with a written treatment plan detailing the costs of your dental implant and all the work required. It’s still worth checking to see what the quote covers because ideally, you will need a cone beam CT scan, the implant components and implant crown, plus a temporary crown or restoration to be used while the implant heals.
Some people may also require additional treatments such as bone grafts. This further treatment may be necessary if they lost teeth quite some time ago or if tooth loss was due to a dental disease such as periodontitis and which can destroy the bone surrounding teeth.
What Can Make Dental Implants a Superior Choice of Treatment?
Consisting of small titanium screws that are directly inserted into the jawbone, dental implants offer several advantages compared with conventional tooth replacements. One of the most significant benefits is in helping to prevent jawbone deterioration which naturally occurs when missing teeth are not replaced.
Preventing Jawbone Deterioration
When you lose a natural tooth, then the entire tooth is removed by your dentist which includes the tooth root. In addition to anchoring your natural tooth firmly in place, your tooth root has another important function which is to provide stimulus to the surrounding bone.
Without this stimulus, bone cells will not be renewed as they die off, so the jawbone gradually deteriorates.
This loss of bone can destabilize teeth adjacent to the gap and where multiple teeth are missing, it can affect the overall dimensions of your upper and lower jaw.
Over time these dimensions decrease which can create a “collapsed in” look which is incredibly aging. Dental implants also help to preserve natural teeth.
Protecting and Preserving Natural Teeth
When replacing one or more missing teeth with a dental bridge, it’s necessary for your dentist to grind down your natural teeth. These teeth must be used to support the dental bridge, ensuring it is firmly anchored in place.
The adjacent teeth called abutment teeth are covered up with dental crowns and which are attached to replacement teeth.
A dental bridge is a reliable and stable restoration but having to reshape your teeth is never an ideal situation unless these teeth are significantly decayed and would benefit from the protection of dental crowns.
With dental implants, healthy teeth are protected as there is no need to grind them down for support. Instead, dental implants are self-supporting using titanium posts that are inserted directly into the jawbone and which are strong enough to hold replacement crowns, bridges or dentures.
Additionally, replacing missing teeth is always desirable because it helps to ensure that your existing natural teeth will remain position while the forces created during chewing and biting are more evenly spread over all your teeth, both natural and replacement.
Ensuring you bite equally on all your teeth helps to prevent too much force from being placed just on your existing natural teeth and which could wear or crack them.
A Versatile Treatment Choice
Dental implant treatment is very versatile because you can choose from fixed or removable dental restorations.
These include large span bridges that are firmly attached in place and which can even replace an entire arch of teeth. Alternatively, some people prefer to have an implant supported denture to restore a complete span of upper or lower teeth or even both arches.
While in the mouth the denture is held firmly in place as it clips onto the dental implants, but it can still be removed for easy cleaning and maintenance. An implant-supported denture is also a relatively cost-effective way of gaining a set of teeth that feel strong and stable and which are designed to look very natural.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with the implant dentists Igor or Alex Khabensky DDS please contact our dental implants center in Brooklyn for a FREE consultation.