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1835 Cynthia Ln
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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.

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, call 516-608-0001.

Elite Family Dental Care

1835 Cynthia Ln
Merrick, NY 11566
Read more about our dental services

Cosmetic Dentistry
Our experienced dentists help patients enhance their smiles by offering the latest in cosmetic treatments including Zoom! teeth whitening, Invisalign, and natural-looking dental implants.

Restorative Dentistry
Restorative treatments preserve your natural teeth wherever possible. Whether it be tooth-colored fillings, same-day crowns (made in our onsite dental lab), or natural-looking dental implants – our team will restore your smile to health and beauty by leveraging the recent advancements in dental technologies.

Dental Implants
As the premium option for replacing missing teeth, dental implants not only improve the appearance of your smile, they also improve your oral and overall health. Matching your natural teeth in color, size and shape, dental implants help restore your bite force, preserve your jawbone, and improve your confidence.

Invisalign offers discretion, comfort, and freedom to enjoy your favorite foods – all while getting a perfectly aligned smile. Our dentists have years of specialized experience in using these clear aligners to create beautiful, brilliant smiles.

Zoom! Teeth Whitening
Painless, professional-grade teeth whitening gives patients a megawatt smile – in just a single visit. Safer and more effective than store-bought whitening kits, Zoom! teeth whitening can bring out the best in your smile in just about an hour.

Periodontal Disease
Gum disease has the potential to lead to serious health problems. Early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for periodontal disease are essential to maintaining good oral health – and overall health.

CEREC Crowns
CEREC crowns – also known as same-day crowns – are available at Elite Family Dental Care. Using computer assisted design (CAD) and manufacturing (CAM), your permanent crown can be made while you wait, eliminating the need for multiple visits to restore a damaged tooth.

Oral Cancer Screenings
Oral cancer screenings are included in our preventative dental care. At your bi-annual checkup, you will be screened for any warning signs. Our digital imaging technologies also allow for the identification of symptoms beneath the surface of the mouth, cheeks, and gums.

Emergency Dentistry
Emergency dental services are available for patients who experience a loose crown, knocked-out tooth, or trauma to the teeth and jaws.