Dental implants Ridgefield
If you are in need of high-quality dental implants, Ridgefield dentist Joseph J. Portale performs implant dentistry with unrivaled precision and care. Dr. Portale is highly skilled in providing patients with dental implants, having more than four decades of experience in performing dental implant surgery under his belt. If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, you should consider getting dental implants from a reputable practice such as Portale Dental. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to replace one tooth or several teeth, we’ll replace them with quality dental implants that will last.
Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
In general, most people who are healthy enough to undergo basic oral surgery are qualified to get dental implants. In addition, patients should have healthy gums and a sufficient amount of bone to secure the implant post. Patients without sufficient jawbone density may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure in order to become good candidates for implant dentistry. If you’re a heavy smoker, have chronic disorders such as diabetes or heart disease, or have had radiation therapy, Dr. Portale will determine your candidacy for dental implants through a thorough examination of your mouth and review of your health history.
The planning stage of implant dentistry is perhaps the most important. Dr. Portale will carefully plan your treatment, using state-of-the-art technology to identify the precise locations in the jaw where the implants will be placed. If there are any remnants of damaged teeth left, these will be removed before implant placement can commence. Next, if necessary, bone grafting will be performed in order to restore density to your jaw so that it can support the dental implants. If you require bone grafting, your jawbone will have to heal before the next phase of surgery can begin.
To place dental implants, Dr. Portale drills tiny pilot holes into the jawbone where the dental implant posts be inserted. The posts themselves are small titanium screws that are placed directly into the bone. Over the course of the next few months, a process called osseointegration occurs; this is the process through which the dental implants fuse with the surrounding jawbone. Because the body does not recognize titanium as a foreign substance, the dental implants become part of the natural bone structure, replicating the missing tooth root and providing unrivaled strength and stability as anchors for replacement teeth.
After the healing period is over, an abutment, which is an extension of the implant post, will be placed on top each dental implant. Depending on your needs, you may have a single implant placed to secure a single dental crown, a few implants placed to secure multiple crowns or bridges, or several implants strategically placed to secure entire sets of dentures. Whatever the case, once your restorations are attached to your dental implants, they will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Dr. Portale makes sure that your treatment plan is carried out meticulously, ensuring the best possible results for patients who are fitted with dental implants at our Ridgefield dental practice.
Using Dental Implants to Stabilize Dentures
Dental implants aren't only used to hold crowns and bridges. They’re also used to stabilize ill-fitting dentures. For individuals that wear dentures and find that they become loose or float quite often, we’re able to place dental implants in your mouth to fix those issues. The dental implants will completely stabilize your dentures, allowing you to have more confidence in eating food, and speaking.
Benefits and Risks of Dental Implants
There are many benefits that come along with getting dental implants. The most obvious is that dental implants will make your smile look naturally complete, giving you a boost of confidence when you decide to throw a smile someone’s way. Here are some other benefits of getting dental implants:
- Implant-supported restorations won’t require the modification of your surrounding healthy teeth, unlike most non-implant-supported restorations.
- Dental implants help to resolve joint pain and bite problems.
- Dental implants can help to preserve bone mass and restore facial contours.
- With care, dental implants can last for decades.
There are some risks involved in getting implants, just as there are risks with any other medical procedure. Some of these potential risks include infection, damage to surrounding teeth, gums, or blood vessels, and nerve damage. These complications are very rare, and when they do happen, they can be treated.
Dental Implant Rescue
Lately, there has been an explosion of dental implant procedures performed in the industry. Substantial amounts have been failing due to improper installation, poor oral hygiene, and so on; however, we’re able to fix them for you. Dr. Portale has the experience and the skills to successfully restore the function and viability of your dental implants.
Types of Dental Implants
There are several types of dental implants to choose from, the most common being the root form dental implant. The root form dental implant is a screw-type implant that mirrors the shape of the root of a tooth. If your jawbone is too thin for bone grafting, you may be a candidate for a plate form dental implant, which is flat and long so that it fits well in a narrow jawbone. There are also mini dental implants that are more affordable, although they don’t have the longevity of other implants, and are mainly used to attach partial or full dentures.
Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants will vary from case to case, in addition to which type of dental implant is needed. To get an estimate of what a particular dental implant will cost in your case, you are more than welcome to contact us. For a more accurate cost, you may set up a consultation so that Dr. Portale can analyze your particular situation. We’re one of the only practices that offer a five-year warranty on dental implants.
Learn More about Dental Implants
Contact us for more information on dental implants at Portale Dental in Ridgefield, serving Cliffside Park, Edgewater, and North Bergen.