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Dental Implants – Manahawkin, NJ

Building Your New Smile from the Roots Up

At Young Dentistry, we want to give our patients a reason to smile. If you are living with tooth loss, we have the solutions you need to fill the empty spaces. With dental implants in Manahawkin, we will help you gain the next best thing to your natural teeth. As a Fellow of both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Robert Young has the training and qualifications necessary to ensure successful smile restoration with dental implants. Through cutting-edge dentistry, he will help you make a long-term investment in your oral health and your overall quality of life. Give our office a call today to schedule a consultation!

Why Choose Young Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Dental Implants Placed & Restored In-House
  • Highly Experienced Dentist Who Has Treated Multiple Complex Cases
  • We Treat Our Patients Like Family

What Are Dental Implants?

X-ray of a patient with a dental implant in Manahawkin

Traditionally, tooth replacements only brought back the part of the tooth that you can see above the gumline. However, teeth actually have a root structure underneath that anchors it to the jawbone. Dental implants are the only tooth loss solution designed to recreate this section of missing teeth.

A dental implant itself is a small titanium post that Dr. Young placed directly into your jawbone during a surgical procedure. The biocompatible implant then merges with the bone and other tissues until it is essentially a part of your anatomy. This process of osseointegration allows the implant to support a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture that lets you enjoy a complete, functional smile again. Not only are dental implants the most reliable tooth replacement, but they also have the potential to last for at least 30 years, if not a lifetime!

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Now, dental implants are the most successful and reliable option to replace missing teeth due to the treatment process and the materials that are used. By surgically placing a biocompatible implant post into your jawbone, it replaces your root. This allows it to stimulate your jawbone to preserve your bone density. By promoting new bone growth, it creates a secure and stable foundation for your replacement tooth while also holding the potential to last for a lifetime.

This unique process allows dental implants to offer an array of benefits, including:

  • Over 95% success rate
  • Look and feel natural
  • Increased biting force of over 70% compared to dentures
  • Long-lasting results
  • Preserves your bone density
  • Improves your oral health

Who Dental Implants Can Help

dentist showing a patient a model of a dental implant

Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or all of them, dental implants can most likely help. The vast majority of generally healthy adults who have lost teeth qualify for dental implants. After performing an initial consultation, your implant dentist in Manahawkin, Dr. Young, will determine which treatment will best meet your needs.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Generally speaking, the following signs indicate that you’re a good candidate for dental implants:

  • You are missing any number of teeth, or you are planning to have at least one tooth extracted soon.
  • Your gums and remaining teeth are in good health and are free of infection.
  • There is enough bone density in your jaw to support dental implant posts.
  • You have good oral hygiene habits that minimize your risk for gum disease.
  • You are a non-smoker or have already dropped the habit of smoking.

That being said, just because you don’t initially meet all of these qualifications doesn’t necessarily mean you can never get dental implants! You may simply need to undergo certain preparatory procedures, such as bone grafting, sinus augmentation, or gum disease therapy.

Once your mouth is ready, Dr. Young can recommend one of the following dental implant treatments:

Missing One Tooth

To replace a single lost tooth, an implant post will be surgically placed into your jawbone. After a few months, your jawbone will fuse to the post to allow an abutment to be connected to it. The abutment will hold a custom-made dental crown in place to complete your smile.

Missing Multiple Teeth

As an alternative to a traditional bridge, dental implants can be used. The bridge of prosthetic teeth will be held in place using just one or two implant posts instead of capping and wearing down the adjacent teeth.

Missing All Teeth

Using an average of four implant posts to anchor a personalized denture to your jaw, you will not have to worry about any slipping or irritation. You can chew, smile, and speak with confidence.

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Missing All Teeth with Low Jawbone Density

If you don’t want to undergo invasive implant surgery or lack the jawbone mass for the procedure, you may consider mini dental implants. As you might expect, mini dental implants are significantly smaller; most are only about 1.8 to 3.3 millimeters in diameter. This means they can be placed even after you’ve suffered from significant bone loss. Also, unlike regular implants, mini implants can be installed in just one visit and are often able to bear the load of prosthetic teeth right away.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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There is no set price for dental implants because there are several factors that will influence the amount you can expect to pay, such as the number of implant posts and abutments that are needed. In addition, if you need bone grafting or tooth extractions, the amount you will pay increases. While they do cost more than other options, they allow you to make a long-term investment because they have the potential to last for a lifetime. During your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate and discuss your payment options to help you get the smile of your dreams. Until then, read on to learn about the cost of dental implants in Manahawkin.

Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery

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In some cases, dental implants require additional treatments before they can be effectively placed. For example, if your jawbone doesn’t have enough volume, Dr. Young may recommend bone grafting. This treatment works to expand available bone tissue so implants can effectively integrate with your jaw. Alternatively, patients with extensive gum disease will need periodontal therapy before receiving implants. Healthy gum tissue is absolutely necessary, and our dental office is more than able to treat gum issues prior to implant treatment. Usually, preliminary treatments like bone grafting, gum disease therapy, and necessary extractions will add to your total cost.

Next, your implant surgery will incur its own cost, which will vary based on the type of sedation and/or anesthesia that we use. Dr. Young, a skilled implant dentist in Manahawkin, offers the entire treatment at the same convenient location, allowing you to enjoy compact, simple fees instead of keeping track of various payments.

The Parts of Your Dental Implant

3D illustration of an implant denture

One of the most significant determining factors for your cost is the number of implants you’ll need. One missing tooth will require one dental implant, however a full row of your smile can be replaced with just 4 to 6 implants. The type of restoration you need will also impact your cost (denture, dental bridge, or crown). Plus, dental implants in Manahawkin are made in all shapes and sizes as well as different materials. We are always transparent about the implants we use, and we can explain the types and costs associated during your consultation.

How Dental Implants Can Save You Money

3D illustration of an implant, abutment, and crown

It cannot be stressed enough how effective dental implants are at replacing teeth in the long-term. In fact, our dental office considers them to be the most cost-effective because of their longevity, functionality, and aesthetic quality, even when compared to more affordable tooth replacement options. Dental implants have the ability to last a lifetime when properly cared for, which is not something that can be said for traditional bridges or dentures. That’s why this amazing replacement option can actually save you money in the future by helping you avoid additional treatments.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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Typically, dental insurance does not cover implants, however there are some exceptions. Our team is happy to review your plan and maximize your benefits when we can. Some preliminary treatments may be covered, plus partial coverage for restorations. That said, every plan is different, which is why it’s important to check with your insurance first. We can always communicate with your provider directly to make your life easier!

Making Dental Implants Affordable

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We do everything we can to make dental implants affordable for all budgets. Our special offers include no interest financing for implant dentures and free consultations. Additionally, we partner with CareCredit to provide you with cost-effective dental implants. This option allows you to choose a monthly payment plan that works for you. Plus, these payments come with little to no interest, making it a win-win for everyone. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office and speak to one of our friendly, knowledgeable team members.

Advanced Dental Implant Procedures

man at a dental implant consultation

If you are missing teeth, it is not uncommon to need a preliminary oral surgery before you have dental implants placed. This tooth replacement option requires plenty of healthy jawbone to be successful, and preserving the shape of the gum will ensure that the replacement tooth looks totally natural. For both objectives, there is ridge expansion and sinus augmentation in our Manahawkin, NJ dental office. Your Manahawkin dentist offers these procedures with expertise and care -- keep reading to learn more.

Sinus Augmentation

model of a sinus lift procedures

Tooth loss results in the degeneration of bone tissue in the area. Without the tooth’s root, the jaw does not have the nutrients it needs to stay healthy and whole. This loss of bone occurs quickly in the sinus when the upper molars have been lost. In these cases, a sinus augmentation can help to provide the proper environment for a successful dental implant procedure.

Also known as a sinus lift, Dr. Young surgically raises the sinus floor and inserts healthy donor bone tissue into the area. Over a few months, this bone generates into more and increases space and the volume of the overall tissue. This gives the dental implants sturdy tissue to anchor to for maximum success.

Ridge Expansion

before and after a ridge expansion

Another thing that happens after the loss of a tooth is that a visible indentation can form in the gum and jaw above where the tooth was. When this collapse occurs, a ridge expansion is necessary to preserve the appearance of the area to ensure the new tooth replacement takes hold and looks totally natural after implantation. Healthy bone tissue is inserted/grafted into the empty space, and once it has healed, the area is sturdy, looks healthy, and is ready for the placement of your dental implant(s).