While dentures and dental bridges can effectively fill the gaps in your smile, they only replace the top portion of teeth. Unfortunately, they do nothing to address the bottom portion of teeth (the root.) If you’re looking for a long-term solution for tooth loss, dental implants can actually replace teeth to the fullest and help you avoid bone loss. Doing this also works to maintain your facial appearance, which dramatically changes with every tooth lost. While dentures can be affordable, they tend to slip out of place as the gum and bone tissue begin to break down. For the most reliable foundation, get in touch with Dr. Gizachew to schedule a one-on-one consultation to discuss options for tooth replacement with dental implants in Eatontown, NJ.
Have you heard of dental implants being referred to as the “gold-standard?” If so, you should know that it’s not hyperbole. These titanium prosthetics are designed to not only mimic teeth in almost every single way, but integrate with existing jawbone, much like how other surgical implants do. Thanks to their biocompatibility, they can easily integrate with the bone and gum tissue in your mouth without the body rejecting it. The process of the titanium fusing with bone is known as “osseointegration” and is what occurs in the jaw following your oral surgery. After they have fully healed, you can expect them to provide long-term stability for your permanent restoration.
It’s easy to replace any number of teeth with dental implants. Thanks to their versatility, you can replace single missing teeth or every single tooth in your smile! However, before treatment begins, you’ll need to take the time to confirm if enough bone tissue is available to support the implants. We’ll do this by measuring your bone density ahead of time and address any gum disease that is present (as it can cause failure if left untreated) and remove any decay. When your mouth is prepared, we’ll start the planning process, which includes knowing which teeth need replacement.
When replacing single teeth, we won’t have to make any modifications to your existing teeth whatsoever. This means we replace the need for a dental bridge, which does require modifying teeth. Once the implant is fused with the jaw and the gums have healed, a crown can be placed on top.
Looking to replace multiple individual teeth throughout your mouth? Doing so is actually quite simple with dental implants. With that said, multiple consecutive teeth should be replaced with an implant-retained bridge. This option involves the placement of one to two dental implants holding a two to four-crown restoration. It’s a very cost-effective solution for replacing multiple missing teeth.
Traditional dentures have long been the most popular solution for replacing teeth. However, did you know that you can achieve a stronger and more stable tooth replacement by choosing dentures designed to attach to dental implants? This means chewing tough foods and practicing your at-home brushing and flossing become much easier along the way!
Multiple stages of treatment need to be completed before dental implants can be received. In some cases, dental offices need to send patients to a specialist to complete oral surgery. Not at NU Dental Eatontown! Dr. G can place your implants right here at the dental office. There’s no need to travel to another dental office you aren’t familiar with. It’s the best way to get the most comfortable care from the dentist and team you love to see.
When we’re reviewing the overall cost of your dental implants with you, you’ll need to keep one important rule in mind: “you get what you pay for.” While the cost of dental implants is higher compared to other forms of tooth replacement, the numerous benefits you’ll enjoy will make it well worth the price (especially when you realize that the long lifespan of implants means you won’t be paying for replacements as often). Below are some of the factors that will affect how much you end up paying for implants.
The surgery to insert the implants into your jaw has its own price, of course, and we’ll be up front with you about what you can expect to pay for it. Since our implants are placed in-house, the payment process is more convenient as you don’t have to worry about the fees at a different practice.
In addition to the various procedures, you’ll also have to pay for the individual components of the implant itself, including the post, the abutment, and the final restoration. We work with manufacturers who use high-quality, long-lasting materials that will help ensure that you get the absolute most out of your smile. Some implants will be made out of different materials depending on your individual needs; for example, you might need zirconia implants if you’re ineligible for titanium implants for any reason.
It probably goes without saying, but different types of implant restorations have varying costs attached to them. You might receive:
In most cases, the answer is no. A lot of insurance companies still think of implant placement as an elective procedure that isn’t entitled to coverage. This is not universal, however, and we are happy to review your dental insurance plan with you to see if it can help pay for implant surgery. In many cases, we’ll find that while the surgery itself isn’t covered under your plan, you might still be reimbursed for a certain percentage of the restoration itself or preliminary treatments that were deemed necessary for health reasons.
Our practice is in-network with Aetna PPO, Delta Dental NJ, Humana, MetLife, and many, many other popular insurance providers. Our team will work alongside both you and your provider to make sure you get the most out of your benefits no matter the circumstances. We also have a special dental membership plan for those without insurance, and we can also discuss the possibility of paying for care in a series of monthly installments through CareCredit.