Do you have difficulty chewing or feelings of self-consciousness about your appearance because you are missing some or all of your teeth? If so, dental implants may be the ideal solution for you. With dental implants, you can have a full, permanent set of teeth that look and function as though they are your own natural teeth. At Dr. Schlenoff’s office, serving the Vernon area, we offer dental implants to patients throughout New Jersey. Implants can give you back a full set of strong, healthy teeth and make you feel good about smiling again.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer our patients a stable, aesthetically pleasing way to replace for a missing tooth, restoring the ability to eat most foods and to smile with confidence. Implants don’t affect surrounding teeth like traditional bridges do, and unlike removable dentures, there is never a risk of implants slipping out of place. Once treatment is complete, dental implants remain a durable part of your smile. They also stop the deterioration of bone that occurs where a tooth is missing and help to preserve the bone mass around the implant site.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a dental implant?
An implant is a man-made material that takes the place of the roots of the teeth on which a crown (single tooth), bridge (multiple connected teeth), or denture is secured. Divided into two basic groups, implants can either be inserted into the bone or placed on top of the bone. The type of implant selected is based on the amount of bone available.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Anyone, at any age, is able to be fitted for implants, as long as their health allows. Even if you have been told in the past that you are not eligible for implants, Dr. Schlenoff has the education, experience and training necessary to work with you to give you the smile you want.
How long can an implant last?
Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper professional maintenance and conscientious home care.
Does insurance cover cosmetic and/or implant procedures?
As always, it depends on your insurance plan, which is a contract between your employer and the insurance company. Fortunately, our office coordinator is an expert at working with insurance claims, and submits insurance forms after each appointment to maximize your allowable benefits.
Contact Our Practice for a Dental Implant Consultation
If you live in the Vernon area and are interested in dental implants, contact Dr. Schlenoff to schedule a consultation.