Losing a tooth doesn’t have to change your smile. With dental implants from Scarsdale Smiles, you can permanently restore the function and aesthetics of your missing tooth. Dental implants are the only way to prevent bone resorption after you lose a tooth, and they are the only permanent solution for tooth loss. Call us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about dental implants!
Permanently Replace Missing Teeth
Dr. Cox is an experienced implant dentist in Scarsdale and he offers truly personalized care
Dental implants act as an artificial tooth root and prevent jaw bone resorption
Unlike a bridge or denture, implants will never move or shift in your mouth
With proper care, dental implants can last 30+ years, and most patients keep them for the rest of their lives
At Scarsdale Smiles, we offer both single-tooth and full-arch implants. Single-tooth implants consist of two parts: a single implant and a restoration (typically a dental crown). The implant functions as an artificial root, and the restoration replaces your missing tooth with a strong, natural-looking false tooth. Full-arch restorations utilize a series of 4-6 implants placed in the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. These implants are used to support a permanent fixed dental bridge or a removable implant-supported overdenture. Compared to an alternative like traditional dentures, this treatment provides a stronger hold and a more natural appearance. In addition, the dental implants help stimulate your jaw bone, which prevents bone loss. Full-arch restorations are a good option if you are missing most or all of your teeth.
After you’ve been confirmed as a good candidate for an implant, Dr. Cox will take scans and images of your mouth and jaw to develop your implant treatment plan. At your first appointment with a trusted oral surgeon, your implant(s) will be placed. Your oral surgeon will begin by numbing your mouth (sedation is also often necessary to keep you comfortable). A small opening will be created in your jaw and gum, and each implant will be precisely placed based on your personalized treatment plan. Then, each implant area will be cleaned, disinfected and sutured shut. Initial recovery takes only about a week, but your implants need 3-6 months to osseointegrate and permanently bond with your jaw bone. You’ll come in for a few appointments during this time to check the progress as you heal. During these appointments, Dr. Cox will also take images and impressions of your teeth to begin building your restoration.
Once your implants have healed completely, you’ll come back into our office for a final consultation. Your implant-supported restoration will be checked to ensure a perfect fit, then bonded permanently into place to complete your procedure.
Mini implants are similar to traditional dental implants, but they are much smaller and thinner. They are usually used for patients with a weaker jaw bone, which may not be able to support a larger traditional implant. They are also usually not used for single-tooth implants, but to support bridges and implant-supported dentures. To find out if this type of implant is right for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Cox today.