Are Dental Implants Right For You?

Are Dental Implants Right For You?

If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants which are available at Al Berger DDS in Oakdale, NY-perfect for anyone who lives in Bohemia, NY. This modern method for replacing teeth after they’ve been extracted or lost is a huge improvement over old methods like dentures and bridges.

With a dental implant, a titanium screw will be implanted into the bone of your jaw and a temporary crown will be placed over it. Then, once the implant has healed, you’ll get a permanent crown that’s matched to your other teeth and no one will know the difference.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Most patients in Oakdale, NY opt for dental implants because they look, feel and function exactly like healthy natural teeth. While the procedure does take some time and a couple of steps, it’s well worth having a full set of beautiful teeth again to most patients. If you have healthy gums and an implant can be successfully anchored in your jawbone, then you could enjoy the finer things in life – like eating apples and steaks – without dentures or a bridge.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Basically, if you are missing teeth and you still have enough bone mass in your jaw to hold an implant in place, then you are a candidate for dental implants. Even if you are missing most or all of your teeth, you may still want to consider dental implants instead of dentures. When you come in to Al Berger, DDS, your dentist will be able to evaluate the condition of your jaw and gums to find out if you’re a candidate for dental implants.

What are the Pros and Cons of Dental Implants?

Dental implants give you all of your teeth back without the need to deal with dentures, but a lot of insurance policies don’t cover them. The only con to dental implants really is the cost for some patients. However, when you think of having a lifetime of healthy teeth, the cost is almost always worth it.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

If you take care of your implants and visit your dentist regularly, they can last you for the rest of your life. For more information on dental implants in Oakdale, NY, call us at Dr. Al Berger, DDS today at (631)589-2600 or use our online contact form.

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