Dental Implants

Dental implants are the best option for a natural look. The implant procedure allows for the option that feels most like a real tooth. Getting implants can improve your quality of life by giving you the confidence to eat, drink, smile, talk and not have to worry about a gap in your teeth. Smile with confidence and comfort with lasting implants.

 

WHY USE DENTAL IMPLANTS

Adults of all ages who have lost a tooth should consider getting dental implants. Children are also able to get an implant if their facial structure is already developed, which typically doesn’t happen until their teenage years. There are many reasons why people need dental implants. Sometimes, it is due to deterioration or poor oral care. Other reasons for tooth loss are injury or disease. Dental Implants are also another option for people who no longer wear want to wear dentures. Sometimes, people are nervous about undergoing surgery for dental implants. Here at Your Syracuse Family Dentist, we have extensive experience and promise to do whatever we can to make you feel comfortable and ready to receive your implant.

 

WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

An implant is a small titanium rod that is placed in the jawbone under the gums. Once this rod is placed, it allows your dentist to mount a false tooth onto it. In order to receive implants, you must have healthy gums to support it. You also must have enough bone to support the implant. There are different types of implants and, depending on your situation, your dentist will help you choose the right type for you.

 

BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS

1. They last

With proper care, they can last decades. This will save you both time and money. Dental Implants are made of titanium which helps prevent them from regular dental decay.

2. Convenience

It is a lot easier to eat when you aren’t missing a tooth. Having all of your teeth will make it more convenient to chew and swallow when eating.

3. Confidence

Having a missing tooth can often make you feel insecure. Implants give you the confidence to let your smile shine.

4. Improved Speech

Sometimes a missing tooth can make it hard to speak. Getting an implant to fill the empty spot can improve any related speech issues.

 

DOES INSURANCE COVER DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implant treatment can often qualify for insurance coverage, but it differs from person to person and plan to plan. Patient needs, insurance plans, and other factors go into whether or not insurance will cover the procedure. These options can and should be discussed before committing to any procedures.

 

WHY CHOOSE DR. DIMENTO

Looking to learn more about the dentist? A few important things to know about him are:

  • DiMento is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
  • DiMento has been practicing in the Syracuse area since 1994.
  • DiMento is dedicated to giving you the best treatment and care.

 

Here at Your Syracuse Family Dentist, we want you leaving with a smile that you’re proud of. If you or anyone you know are in need of dental implants in Syracuse NY, please contact us. Or if you are looking for a primary care dentist for you and your family, learn more about us today!

Sealant​

Sealants are a simple procedure in which a white acrylic coating is bonded into the deep grooves of teeth that aren’t reached by toothbrush bristles. They act as a protective barrier over deep enamel grooves, which help fight cavitites.

Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease is the number one cause of tooth loss and may be linked to other diseases such as diabetes, cardio vascular disease, strokes, and risk for premature pregnancy. Signs and symptoms include bleeding gums, loose or spacing of teeth, bad breath caused by the bacteria involved, and receding gums.

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ)

The Temporal Mandibular Joint is the hinge that connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the temporal bone of the skull. The joint is flexible allowing the joint to function like no other in our body. Symptoms of the TMJ include:
-pain, tenderness in the joint area
-clicking, popping upon opening with or without pain
-difficulty chewing
-limited jaw opening
Dr. DiMento will conduct a careful patient history along with a physical exam to determine the cause of your symptoms and the best available treatment.