The need for a dental implant can arise at any time, and finding yourself with a missing tooth can lead to a very stressful situation. At Island Dental Associates, we want to make sure that all of our Long Island area patients have the care and services they need, so we want to make dental implants affordable to all who find themselves in need of them. A dental implant is just that, a new implanted tooth to replace one that has gone missing, and they help to keep adjacent teeth from moving into the new space or becoming loose.
The dental implant process is a simple one:
- A small titanium post is placed where the root structure of the missing natural tooth once was, and left to heal to the jawbone and gum structure surrounding it.
- An extension is sometimes added during the initial placing of the post or afterward to allow for the crown placement.
- A crown is placed which resembles a natural tooth, and allows the patient to have a tooth within the area once again. This crown can be used for chewing, brushing, and flossing, and acts just as a natural tooth would.
Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth, but their price will often turn patients off from getting the much needed procedure. At Island Dental Associates, we want to make the decision to have this procedure much easier on our Long Island area patients, so we make our dental implants affordable and offer them along with 0% financing plans so you can pay for your dental implant over time.
The first step you will take when choosing to get a dental implant is an X-ray and consultation with a dentist to make sure that dental implants are right for you, and we offer this service free of charge with all dental implant procedures. Our dentists will be able to tell you if getting a dental implant will help to preserve your smile, natural teeth, and confidence, as the state of your teeth is also addressed.
The choice to get a dental implant can also save your teeth from further damage, making this an investment that can actually save you a great deal of money over time. The cost of one procedure is undoubtedly less than the cost of many, which often becomes necessary when teeth are left missing, so this is one decision that is always a more affordable option!