Dental Implants in Cortland, NY - Elite Dental & Denture PC

Dental Implants

Tooth replacement can feel like an overwhelming task. If you’ve been missing one or more teeth for some time, make the decision to move forward. Our Elite Dental & Denture team specializes in restorative procedures that will rebuild your smile and health. And dental implants provide patients with an especially secure option for total tooth replacement.

What are dental implants?

An implant is a titanium post that is embedded in your jaw’s bone. The implant fuses with your bone tissue over time, acting as a new root for an accompanying restoration. Implants can be paired with crowns, bridges or dentures. When joined with a restoration, an implant provides a secure foundation for your tooth replacement. You will be able to speak, chew and smile normally – and gain confidence from your stable implant.

Dental Implant Benefits

  1. Preserve bone density – Superficial restorations like bridges recreate your missing crown, but stop at the gum line. While this will provide a visible new tooth, it won’t stimulate your jaw bone in the area. The jaw needs stimulation to maintain its bone density. By placing an implant in the jaw, you provide an opportunity for ongoing bone stimulation and even bone tissue growth. Preserving your bone density helps reduce the likelihood of your facial structure changing and protects your jaw.
  2. Improve daily life – Implants make your daily tasks all the simpler. If you’ve used dentures for some time, you may be used to experiencing slipping or clicking when eating. Implants anchor your restorations to your jaw. Chewing becomes far more comfortable, without the need to alter your diet to avoid crunchy or chewy foods. Speaking is also simpler, and you don’t need to hold your mouth carefully to keep your dentures in place.
  3. Lengthen life of restoration – Some patients do hold back from implants due to the higher cost involved – and we understand this concern. But when you consider the long-term savings, implants are actually a money- and time-saving option because they last for many years and won’t need to be replaced as often (or, in some cases, ever).
  4. Heighten confidence – Knowing that your dentures won’t slip adds significant confidence to your daily life. You’ll be able to speak and socialize comfortably without anxiety – which is what you deserve.

Dental Implants FAQ

Am I an implant candidate?

There needs to be adequate bone in the treatment area in order for an implant to succeed. Dr. Singh will complete detailed treatment planning prior to your implant placement to determine the best course of action. If you have been missing a tooth for some time and your bone tissue has resorbed, there are still implant options – you may benefit from a bone graft or another preparatory procedure.

How much do dental implants cost?

Implant cost will vary depending on your treatment plan. Schedule an implant consultation to learn more details and receive an accurate quote. We will provide projected treatment costs upfront so that you can appropriately plan and there are no surprises.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Many dental insurance providers do not cover implants. Instead, they offer lower-cost options like partials and dentures. That said, you may be able to receive some level of implant coverage through your medical insurance. Check with both your implant and medical insurance providers for detailed coverage.

How long does the implant process take?

The process is different for each patient, depending on their treatment plan. There is typically a healing period between the implant placement and the accompanying restorations being put in place. Talk to Dr. Singh at your consultation to learn more about the projected timeline for treatment.

15 Years of Dental Implant Experience

Elite Dental & Denture PC is backed by over 15 years of experience with dental restoration. Reach out today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a new smile.