Missing teeth do not have to mean a missing smile – at least, not when you visit Dr. Jacob Wallach, DDS at his Nyack dental practice. People with missing teeth are usually so self-conscious they tend to hide their beautiful smiles. Considered the “gold standard” by dentists, dental implants are often the best solution for teeth replacement. With proper oral hygiene and regular visits to Dr. Wallach for routine dental care, they can last a lifetime!
To begin the process, Dr. Wallach will coordinate with a local oral surgeon to have the tiny, titanium “root” implanted into the jawbone. Following a healing period, he then attaches a crown or prosthetic tooth to it, designed specifically for the patient. The replacement has the look and feel of an actual tooth. It functions like a natural tooth, and there are no health risks involved. Until the healing process from post implantation is over, sometimes a temporary implant is used. This allows the patient to function normally.
Patients may be concerned about pain and discomfort. The dental implant procedure typically produces no more discomfort than having a tooth extraction. Although patients may experience minor swelling and tenderness for two to three days, following this period, they return to normalcy.
The cost for dental implants depends upon the oral conditions of the patients. Dr. Wallach will conduct an assessment and make the proper recommendations based on his findings. He also works with patients to set up a payment plan that can spread out the cost of treatment.
There are no more reasons to hide your smile because of missing teeth! There is also no reason to put up with improper-fitting dentures. With dental implants, patients have a “natural” replacement for missing teeth that is comfortable and long lasting- no more concerns over slipping dentures when eating.
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