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1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566
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1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566

Dental Implants in Merrick, NY

Elite Family Dental Care offers dental implants in Merrick, NY. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 516-608-0001.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the best option for most people who need to replace missing teeth. Dental implants not only replace the visible tooth – they mimic the function of a natural tooth root, by implanting a biocompatible screw into the jaw bone. Although the natural appearance of dental implants is certainly a benefit, their ability to stop the loss of jawbone and restore the strength of your bite, put dental implants in a class of their own when it comes to replacing missing teeth.

For most people with one or more missing teeth, dental implants can transform not only your smile but your whole life.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants use an artificial tooth root (biocompatible screw) and an artificial tooth to replace teeth. In addition to completing your smile, dental implants also offer the following incredible benefits.

  • Stops the loss of jaw bone
  • Stabilizes adjacent teeth
  • Protects empty pockets from disease and infections
  • Restores bite force
  • Corrects problems with speech
  • Allows you to enjoy all of your favorite foods
  • Resistant to cavities
  • Stain-resistant
  • Easy to care for and clean
  • Durable (may last your whole life)

Types of Dental Implants

Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth in a row, or an entire upper or lower arch of teeth.

Single implant

A small titanium screw-like post will be implanted into your jaw and an artificial tooth will be attached to it.

Implants to Replace Multiple Teeth

Implant-supported bridges can fill gaps left by multiple missing teeth in a row. Using two implants as anchors, a bridge consisting of false teeth will be placed to bridge the gap between consecutive missing teeth.

Full Arch Implants

An entire upper or lower arch of teeth can be replaced using as few as four strategically placed dental implants. This full arch of dental implants may be permanently fixed to your jaw, or available as snap-on removable dentures.

Single Implant photoImplant Supported Bridge

Why Choose Our Team for Dental Implants?

Elite Family Dental Care dentists have advanced training in cosmetic and restorative dentistry. After earning his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. Stanescu was chosen to attend the renowned 3-year postgraduate clinical advanced education program in prosthodontics at NYU.

At Elite Family Dental Care, our dentists use guided implant placement technology to ensure that the dental implant is precisely positioned for maximum stability and comfort. This technology also aids in ensuring that each implant is placed for optimal function, appearance, and durability.

FAQs about Dental Implants

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can be expected to last over 20 years with proper care. However, with excellent oral hygiene habits, including regular dental exams and cleanings, dental implants may last a lifetime.

How long does the process of getting dental implants take?

In some cases, a single dental implant may be placed in a single day. However, the process typically takes longer. This is because once the biocompatible screw is implanted in the jaw, a process known as osseointegration takes time. Osseointegration is the process by which the jaw bone and tissues fuse around the implanted screw just like they do with a natural tooth root. Osseointegration secures the implant in place for lasting stability. This process may take up to six months.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Individuals who are missing one or more teeth may be candidates for dental implants. In some cases, where there is significant bone loss, bone grafting may be necessary before dental implant surgery. Individuals with certain underlying diseases and conditions may require a different solution for replacing missing teeth.

Will insurance cover dental implants?

Some dental insurance policies may cover a portion of dental implants if a tooth or teeth need to be replaced due to injury or trauma. In most cases though, dental implants are unfortunately not covered by insurance. Credit cards and third-party financing options can help make dental implants affordable.

To learn more or schedule an appointment with our dentists in Merrick, call 516-608-0001.

Elite Family Dental Care

1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566