When it comes to dental implants, Dr. Joseph Cipriano and his team perform the entire procedure in-house from start to finish saving you both time and money by not having to visit any outside specialists. Using only the latest in 3D technology, Dr. Cipriano is able to place the implant exactly where it needs to be keeping the end result in mind, allowing you to know exactly what you're getting before he even starts the procedure.
He offers the following implant treatments:
When you work with our team, you can be rest assured that you'll be taken care of throughout the entire process. Everything will be handled under one roof, making your visits convenient and your treatment exceptional.
Dental implant surgery has become the gold standard for replacing missing, severely damaged, or unhealthy teeth. Rather than using the old methods of dentures that never seem to fit just right or bridges that often suffer from the same problem, implant surgery is used to provide beautiful, permanent teeth that are far more durable and life-like.
So, how do they work?
Boiled down to its basic steps, it usually goes like this.
So, do dental implants hurt? The truth is, they don't hurt much at all. You'll have some aching in the area for a day or two, but you shouldn't experience any intense pain of any sort. In fact, the many benefits of dental implants far outweigh any fears of pain that you might have - which we'll be happy to address.
When performed correctly, dental implants should not have any major pain associated with them whatsoever. As a premiere provider of Staten Island dental implants, Healthy Smiles prides itself on offering the best in dental implants with the least amount of discomfort, and our clients agree that that's exactly what we provide.
If you have any questions regarding dental implants, insurance, or any aspect of the dental implant process, we'd love to see you. We consider ourselves to be one of the best dental implant office's on Staten Island, and we're always eager to share our knowledge and expertise to help you achieve the best results possible. Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Cipriano, and he and the team here at Healthy Smiles will guide you through the entire process from start to finish.
The benefits of are numerous. From improved self-confidence to better health, dental implants allow you to live a better life, getting you back to doing what you loved before your tooth loss issues.
In the past, people were forced to use traditional dentures. These were better than nothing, but they weren't great. They were usually ill-fitting, required adhesives to stay in place, and rarely ever did stay in place. With the advent of dental implants, all of that changed. Dental implants offered a permanent solution to tooth loss that was far more effective and convenient. Today, with the further advancement of this technology dental implants help patients live full lives with teeth that last a lifetime and look and feel just like the real thing.
As if going to the dentist wasn’t overwhelming enough for some, having to decide on which procedure on your own can definitely make you lose some sleep. Luckily, here at Healthy Smiles Staten Island, Dr. Cipriano will go over all of your options with you giving you the pros and cons of each, ensuring that you feel confidence and comfortable in your decision.
Dental bridges and implants essentially do the same thing, but they way in which they do it is different. It's important to understand these differences - at least on a basic level - for you to work with your dentist to decide which procedure is the most beneficial to you and your specific situation. So let's take a look at what each of these procedures are and how they differ.
A bridge is a fixed dental restoration, also called a prosthesis, used to replace one or more missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to adjacent teeth. Let's talk about what that means in plain English.
A dental bridge procedure replaces missing teeth by permanently attaching replacement teeth to the existing teeth on either side of the area where the teeth are missing. To do this, the neighboring teeth are ground down to narrow cylinders. Then, they are used as anchors to which the porcelain teeth are affixed. This is a procedure that has been around for decades, and we consider it to be outdated, avoiding it whenever possible.
We avoid dental bridges because it requires us to modify existing healthy teeth. Attaching a bridge requires taking perfectly healthy teeth and grinding them away to a fraction of their former size in order to affix the bridge, which can lead to other dental issues down the line.
The difference between a dental bridge vs implant is like comparing a wagon to a car. They both get you to where you're going, but one of them does it much more effectively. Unlike dental bridges that require us to grind away healthy teeth, dental implants address the missing teeth and only the missing teeth.
Dental implants involve placing an implant in the jaw itself to which we anchor the porcelain replacement teeth. To most people, this might sound scary, but in reality, it's the far better option. The abutment or "connector" holds the tooth or teeth securely in place without damaging the healthy teeth surrounding the area. In addition, the implant actually stimulates the bone tissue to prevent the bone loss that occurs over time in the absence of the tooth's roots.
Why Implants are Superior
In almost all cases, implants are superior to bridges. We use the word "almost" because nothing is ever cut and dry in the medical world. That being said, in 99% of the cases we see, implants are the preferred method. So why are implants so superior to bridges?
We can most clearly see the difference between a dental bridge vs implant in older patients who have had bridges for years or decades. These patients almost always have issues that have been re-occuring for years. We'll see things like bridges coming loose, loosening of the fit, and other such issues related to the connection of the implant to the surrounding teeth. In most cases, these issues can be resolved - at least for a while - however, the patients invariably come back to have the same correction done again.
Dental implants do away with all of that. Once the implant is in place, it's there for life. There are no fit issues, no issues with loosening of the bridge, or problems with the surrounding teeth that had to be ground down to place the bridge. The implants only address the missing teeth. Nothing else is change in the mouth in any way. This produces a final result that is durable and reliable with none of the future headaches associated with bridges.