Dental Implants

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At York Village Dental, We Don’t Just Offer Dental Implants; We Provide a New Lease on Life

York Village Dental specializes in Dental Implants, the revolutionary solution for missing teeth. Our expert team, led by board-certified dentists, combines advanced dental technology with a passion for patient care, ensuring your journey to a perfect smile is seamless, comfortable, and successful.

Dental implants are a game-changer in restorative dentistry. They are essentially artificial tooth roots, typically made from titanium, that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Designed to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, implants not only improve your smile but also preserve facial structure and prevent bone loss.

Our commitment at York Village Dental is not just to restore your smile but to enhance your overall quality of life. With dental implants, you can enjoy your favorite foods, speak confidently, and smile without hesitation. It’s not just a dental procedure; it’s a pathway to renewed self-esteem and happiness.

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WHY YORK VILLAGE DENTAL FOR YOUR DENTAL IMPLANTS NEEDS?

York Village Dental offers more than just dental implants; we provide a transformative experience. Our team, comprised of board-certified dentists, is not only highly skilled in implant dentistry but also dedicated to exceptional patient care.

We stand out due to our commitment to continuous training in the latest dental implant techniques, utilization of state-of-the-art technology for precise and effective treatments, and our approach to personalized care, ensuring each patient receives a treatment plan tailored to their unique needs.

Questions We Are Frequently Asked About Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made from titanium, used to support replacement teeth. They are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone to provide a stable foundation for artificial teeth. This fusion process, known as osseointegration, ensures that implants are secure and feel like natural teeth.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution and can last a lifetime with proper care. Their longevity depends on several factors, including oral hygiene, lifestyle choices, and regular dental check-ups.

Unlike dentures or bridges, implants don’t need to be replaced every few years, making them a cost-effective and durable option for tooth replacement.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Yes, dental implants are safe and have been used successfully for decades. They are made from biocompatible materials, which means they are not harmful to the human body.

The success rate of dental implants is high, but as with any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. These risks are minimal and can be further reduced by choosing an experienced dental implant specialist.

How Painful is Getting a Dental Implant?

The procedure for placing implants is typically performed under local anesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel pain during the surgery. Post-operative discomfort varies from person to person but is generally manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers.

Most patients report that the discomfort is less than they expected and is comparable to having a tooth extracted.

What is the Cost of Dental Implants?

The cost of implants varies depending on several factors, including the number of implants needed, the type of replacement teeth (crowns, bridges, or dentures), and the complexity of the procedure.

While implants can be more expensive upfront compared to other tooth replacement options, their durability and longevity often make them a more cost-effective solution in the long run.

How Long Does the Dental Implant Process Take?

The dental implant process can take several months from start to finish. After the implant is placed, it typically takes 3 to 6 months for it to fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration.

Once this has occurred, the artificial tooth (crown) can be attached to the implant. The timeline can vary depending on individual healing times and the specifics of the procedure.

Can Anyone Get Dental Implants?

Most people who are healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for dental implants. However, patients need to have enough bone to support the implant and healthy gums. Certain chronic illnesses, heavy smoking, or alcohol abuse may affect the success of the implant.

What is the Success Rate of Dental Implants?

The success rate of implants varies, but it is generally high, often cited at 95% or more. Factors that can influence the success of implants include the location in the jaw where the implants are placed, the patient’s overall health, and how well the patient maintains oral hygiene and regular dental visits.

Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?

Implants require the same care as natural teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. While implants are not susceptible to decay like natural teeth, the surrounding gum tissue can become inflamed or infected without proper oral hygiene, potentially leading to implant failure.

Can Dental Implants Fail?

While implants have a high success rate, they can fail in some cases. Reasons for implant failure include poor oral hygiene, insufficient bone support, medical conditions, or improper placement. However, with proper care and maintenance, the risk of failure is significantly reduced.

Are Dental Implants Noticeable?

Implants are designed to look and feel like your natural teeth. The crown (visible part of the tooth) is custom-made to match the color, shape, and size of your natural teeth, making it virtually indistinguishable from them.

How Many Teeth Can Be Replaced with Dental Implants?

Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all of your teeth. The number of implants needed depends on the number of teeth being replaced and the type of replacement teeth (such as individual crowns, bridges, or dentures).

What Are the Alternatives to Dental Implants?

Alternatives to implants include fixed bridges and removable dentures. Fixed bridges rely on adjacent teeth for support, while dentures are removable and can replace partial or full sets of teeth. However, these alternatives do not prevent bone loss in the jaw, a key advantage of dental implants.

Can Dental Implants Help if I Have Full Dentures?

Yes, dental implants can be used to support full dentures, providing a more secure and comfortable fit. Implant-supported dentures are less likely to slip or cause discomfort compared to traditional dentures, and they help preserve jawbone strength.

What Happens During the Dental Implant Procedure?

The implant procedure involves several steps. First, the implant, a small titanium post, is surgically placed into the jawbone. After the implant integrates with the bone, an abutment is attached to the implant.

Finally, a custom-made crown is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration. The entire process can take several months, allowing for healing and bone integration.

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