Valley Stream Dental Care: Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent way to restore a smile after tooth loss, but is it the right choice for everyone? Dr. Eric Grossmann understands that there are a lot of factors that go into deciding what would be the best way to restore a smile. From price, to time spent in the chair, and even to frequency of future repairs, there can be a lot to consider. That is why we are here to provide this helpful guide of when to consider getting dental implants and when an alternative option may be preferable. Keep reading to learn more about our Valley Stream dental care tips for restoring a smile.
First and foremost, a smile needs to be healthy enough to support a dental implant. That means all gum diseases need to be treated and bone deterioration should be healed. Gum grafting and bone grafting may be necessary prior to receiving dental implants so that the foundation of your smile is healthy enough to support an implant. Any patient who has a history of poor oral hygiene or gums disease may not be eligible for a dental implant because it may not be successful. Our jaw begins to recede once we've lost a tooth because there is nothing there for the  jaw to support. This could cause teeth to shift and the area may be too weak to sustain a new implant. These issues will need to be corrected before dental implants can be considered. Anyone with a history of smoking, or if they have undergone radiation in the head or neck area may also not be eligible for a dental implant. Some medical conditions can have an effect on bone density which could lead an implant to fail, so anyone with chronic illness may need to explore alternative restorative options. To find out if your smile is healthy enough to support a dental implant, schedule a visit with our Valley Stream dental care team for a check-up and consultation. We can assess your smile and determine what the right course of treatment would be for your specific needs.
Another factor to consider when thinking of getting dental implants is the cost. Dental implants are one of the more expensive restorative options. This is because they are a true investment in your smile. Dental implants look and function just like natural teeth, and they involve several appointments to complete. This process is lengthy and advanced, so it is a more expensive restorative option. If the cost is a deterrent, we have several other options available to get you closer to the smile of your dreams. Other treatment options like dentures and bridges can get you similar results with a lower cost to you. Talk to our team about your expected cost of treatment so that we can give you a transparent quote of services. Every smile is unique, so your specific care will reflect how much of an investment the restoration will be. We can work with you to find the right treatment for your budget.
To learn more about dental implants and other restorative treatment options, call our Valley Stream dental care team and schedule a consultation. We look forward to getting you the smile of your dreams, so call our office today at (516) 825-8054 or fill out an appointment request form directly on our site.