Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

Missing teeth make chewing, speaking, and smiling with confidence difficult. If left untreated, they can also lead to misalignment, jawbone atrophy, and additional tooth loss.

Dr. Eric B. Fisher has been helping patients restore their smiles for more than three decades. He can place and restore dental implants with no need for referrals to other practices.

So what makes dental implants such a great option?

Dental Implants Look and Feel Like Natural Teeth

When placed by a skilled surgeon such as Dr. Fisher and properly cared for, dental implants can provide long-lasting support.

Implant-supported restorations replace teeth from root to crown, resulting in a natural look and feel that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Crafted from titanium, implants fuse with surrounding bone tissue to create a strong bond that offers unrivaled stability for your restoration.

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Are implants really effective?

Dental Implants Have a Record of Long-Term Success

Wondering whether dental implants are right for you?

Patients with Good Oral Health Are Typically Candidates for Dental Implants

If you lack the jawbone tissue necessary to support dental implants, you may need to undergo a preparatory procedure such as a bone graft before implant placement.

Healthy gums are also important to the success of your dental implants. Dr. Fisher may recommend a preliminary periodontal treatment if you have gum disease.

Certain aspects of your lifestyle, such as tobacco use or a poor diet, can impact your body's ability to heal. For example, studies show that smoking can increase your chance of implant failure.

Uncontrolled diabetes and other medical conditions can make surgery more dangerous and inhibit the healing process. Make sure to discuss your full medical history with Dr. Fisher during your consultation.

Your Implant Consultation

Before recommending implants, it is essential to make certain that your jaw can accommodate implants, that your teeth and gums are healthy, and that implant placement will not disturb nerves or cause other damage. Dr. Fisher uses an advanced panoramic X-ray and computed tomography (CT) scanner developed by one of the world’s largest dental equipment manufacturers, Planmeca.

These high-resolution images allow him to assess the available bone tissue and spacing available for an implant. If you have waited to address missing teeth, you may have experienced advanced bone recession that affects your candidacy for implants. 

Clinical studies have shown that implants have a success rate of more than 95 percent.  

In these cases, Dr. Fisher offers bone grafting and sinus lifts. During these procedures, Dr. Fisher can use artificial or natural grafting material to replace recessed tissue. Once the grafting material fuses with the surrounding bone tissue, he can place your implants. 

Replacing Missing Teeth 

Prosthodontics is a specialized field of restorative dentistry that focuses on treating missing teeth. There are several solutions for patients who have lost multiple consecutive teeth, such as a traditional dental bridge or individual implants. Dental implants offer patients a more advanced, stable, and long-lasting treatment option. 

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What Are Dental Implants? 

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are usually made from a biocompatible titanium material. Dr. Fisher can place implants in the upper or lower jaw. Once you are healed, he can restore the implants with natural-looking restorations such as dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. Clinical studies have shown that implants have a success rate of more than 95 percent

An Advanced Restorative Solution 

Dr. Fisher highly recommends dental implants, which play an important role in modern restorative dentistry. These small titanium posts are placed into the jaw to replace missing teeth, which achieves significantly improved stability and durability over traditional restorations. Dr. Fisher has undergone extensive training and has been successfully placing implants for more than three decades.

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Placing Implants

The process of placing and restoring implants requires a number of visits over several months.

Once you are fully healed from any preparatory bone augmentation, you will be ready for your dental implant procedure. While the area is numb, Dr. Fisher will surgically place the implant into the bone. For your comfort, Dr. Fisher offers both nitrous oxide and oral sedation in addition to local anesthesia to help make your treatment more comfortable. Our operatory rooms are also equipped with cable television and headphones so that you can take your mind off of treatment.

Most implants require the attachment of an abutment device that holds the restoration in place. This step will take place after three to six months, once the implant has fully integrated with the jaw.

When your implants are ready, your custom restorations can be attached. Your implants could last the rest of your life with proper care and regular six-month visits to the dentist. 

"I highly recommend his office."

Over 20 years ago, Ilysa was referred to Dr. Fisher for periodontal disease treatment and dental implants. She was especially impressed with his warm demeanor and ability to accommodate her unique circumstances, as well as her natural-looking results. Ilysa highly recommends Dr. Fisher and he now cares for her entire family's smiles. 

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The Dental Implants Difference

Dr. Fisher is committed to providing the least invasive treatments possible to his patients, and his transmucosal approach to dental implants is no exception. A dental implant procedure with Dr. Fisher boasts a number of benefits, including:

  • A less invasive approach compared to traditional open dental implant surgery
  • A realistic look and feel to your teeth
  • Teeth that will not slip when you speak, laugh, or eat
  • A lifetime of support for your restorations
  • A halt to jawbone degradation

Yet another added benefit of dental implants is that they replace the root of a missing tooth. When a tooth root is missing for too long, the jawbone can deteriorate rapidly. Your cheeks may become concave or the lips may pucker as a result. Implants essentially stop the breakdown of the jawbone and the unwanted effects this has on your facial appearance.

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Dental implants are direct replacements for lost tooth roots.

Understanding Dental Implant Cost

From supporting restorations for a lifetime to halting jawbone deterioration, dental implants provide an incredible number of benefits to patients with missing teeth. Given how attractive dental implants are both in terms of stability and long-term benefit, you may be considering them but have understandable concerns about the cost of treatment. There are several factors that determine your dental implant cost, all of which Dr. Fisher can review during your implant consultation. Regardless of your situation, Dr. Fisher makes every effort possible to allow his patients to receive the treatments they need in an affordable fashion. 

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There are a number of factors that can affect the total bottom line for dental implants. 

Investing in Your Health & Confidence

Patients often choose to receive dental implants when they weigh the cost and benefits of the procedure, determining that it is well worth the investment in their overall oral health. Dental implants support restorations unlike any other technology, allowing patients to eat, speak, and laugh without worrying that their dentures will slip out of place.

When tooth roots are missing for an extended period of time, the surrounding bone cells begin to degenerate due to a lack of stimulation. This can cause changes in your facial appearance since your cheeks, jawline, and lips no longer have the same underlying structure to support them. Dental implants can help patients avoid this change in appearance by mimicking the function of a tooth root and sending the regenerative signals necessary to stimulate the bone cells. By choosing to receive dental implants, not only are you restoring your smile, but you are also investing in your future oral health and appearance.

Dr. Fisher believes every patient should have access to the best in dental care and will work to find a solution within your budget.

Number of Implants & Case Complexity

Every dental implant procedure is customized to the individual, and as such, total treatment expenses vary from patient to patient. The single factor that affects cost the most is the number of implants being placed. A patient requiring one dental implant topped with one dental crown will pay less than a patient needing multiple dental implants to retain a full denture.

Similarly, a patient who has a straightforward surgical plan affecting a smaller surgical area will have lower overall cost for their procedure compared to a patient with complex and extensive surgical needs. Generally speaking, the larger the area treated and the greater amount of surgical dexterity required, the higher the costs.

Type of Sedation

Some patients may require only a local anesthetic and nitrous oxide for their procedure. This is typically the case for patients who need a minimal number of implants placed and who do not have anxiety about undergoing dental surgery. Patients who are receiving more extensive surgery or who have a phobia about the procedure may need a combination of oral and nitrous oxide, or even intravenous (IV) sedation. Oral medications would have a modest increase in sedation-related expense, while IV sedation would constitute a bigger bump in price.

Preparatory Procedures

Another major component that affects price is whether a patient needs a preparatory procedure before undergoing dental implant surgery. Candidates for dental implants require sufficient jawbone tissue for implant integration. When patients do not have sufficient tissue to support an implant, a bone graft or a sinus lift can increase the tissue in the jawbone, making dental implants possible. Dr. Fisher can determine whether you will need one of these preparatory procedures prior to receiving dental implants. Your total cost will be more if it is determined that you do. 

Invest in Your Oral Health

Backed with over 30 years of experience, Dr. Fisher can perform dental implants treatment that is optimally safe and comfortable while delivering a healthy, attractive smile. He believes every patient should have access to the best in dental care and will work to find a solution within your budget. 

Dr. Eric B. Fisher

Dr. Eric B. Fisher

Dr. Fisher has been helping patients achieve optimal oral health since 1984. He is affiliated with a variety of prestigious organizations, including:

  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • International Team for Implantology

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (516) 942-4440 today.

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