866 Fix Teeth
Dentist located in Brooklyn, NY & Staten Island, NY
The dentists at 866-FIX-TEETH provide dental implants for patients from throughout New York City. This modern prosthetic method of tooth replacement is a great option for keeping your jaw healthy. Make an appointment at any of the 6 offices if you want a natural and permanent replacement for missing teeth.
Dental Implants Q & A
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a false tooth or crown installed on the top of a small titanium post, which is implanted in a patient’s jaw. The post replaces a natural tooth root and provides the same stimulation to keep the jaw and gums healthy and stable. The posts are made of titanium, which is a biocompatible metal used in all kinds of prosthetics from teeth to joints and bones throughout the body.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, so they feel completely natural when eating and speaking. In addition, there are no messy adhesives and are easy to care for with normal brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups & cleanings. The biggest advantage of implants is that they can help prevent jaw bone atrophy that can occur after tooth loss. The metal post serves the same function as a natural tooth root to stimulate the normal bone replacement process.
What should I expect during the implant procedure?
Most implant placements require several appointments. In some cases, the patient may need bone or tissue grafting to restore the jawbone, making it strong enough to support an implant. The installation process itself will require a few visits. For example, during one visit, the implant is placed in the jaw bone. The patient will need to wait for several weeks before the next appointment to allow the post to fuse with the bone tissue. Then, at the next appointment, a second piece called an abutment will be attached to the post. The abutment secures the artificial tooth or crown to the post. At this point, the dentist takes an impression and sends it to the lab where the artificial tooth will be made. At the final appointment, the artificial tooth will be attached to the abutment. The false tooth is buffed and polished for a natural appearance. In some cases, further follow-up is necessary to ensure the right fit and correct bite.
Insurance and Financing Options
At 866-FIX-TEETH, we accept most major insurance plans including all local/Union plans and PPOs, as well as most Medicare, managed care plans and Medicaid. If you've had an accident at work or motor vehicle accident, we will work with your carrier to make them pay for your related dental treatment. Here is a short list of the insurance providers we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed. If you don’t have any dental insurance, don’t worry! We will offer our own discounted membership plan that will give you 50% + off regular fees. Those with insurance are also eligible but are limited to a certain amount of discounted work.
Words from our patients
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