More than 200 million adults in the United States are missing at least one tooth. Dental implants are the best solution for replacing missing teeth because they look, feel, and function like natural teeth. At Palisades Dental Care, we have two dentists on staff who have the experience and expertise necessary to place dental implants: Dr. Yael Kryzman and Dr. David Lefkowitz. If you are in or near Dumont, New Jersey, and are missing one or more teeth, consider replacing them with dental implants.
Tooth decay is typically due to poor nutrition, lack of access to dental services, and poor oral hygiene habits. When decay isn’t addressed, it will advance and cause the tooth to deteriorate and ultimately either fall out or require extraction.
Gingivitis is a condition that develops due to plaque buildup on the teeth. It is a mild form of gum disease. If detected and treated in a timely manner, the gums and teeth remain healthy. However, if not addressed, it can advance to periodontal disease, which can ultimately cause the bone around the teeth to deteriorate- which causes teeth to loosen, fall out, or require extraction.
Patients over the age of 55 and who are taking certain medications for heart disease, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol are at an increased risk of tooth loss. This is because one of the most common side effects is dry mouth, which speeds up tooth decay.
Uneven bite: when a tooth comes out, the neighboring teeth shift to fill in the gap, which results in malocclusion, or misalignment. This increases your risk of developing TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder.
Dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement solution that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. A dental implant is a titanium screw that is implanted into the jawbone, creating a stable base for:
If you require additional dental care such as bone grafting, extraction, or other procedures, we will discuss these at this time. If you have any questions or concerns, bring them up and we will discuss them. If you have dental anxiety, the consultation visit is the time to let us know.
The average cost of dental implants ranges from $3,500 to $6,500. This cost does not include additional procedures such as extractions and bone grafting. In many cases, dental insurance will cover at least a portion of these procedures. Our office staff will work with your provider.
If you are missing one or more teeth, contact Dr. Kryzman or Dr. Lefkowitz at Palisades Dental Care in Dumont, New Jersey today. We can help you consider your options for tooth replacement. We look forward to helping you replace your missing teeth and restore your smile.