The Perfect Solution for Missing Teeth
Living with missing teeth is difficult. Not only is it harder to eat and speak, but it can also lower your self-esteem, damage your self-confidence, and prevent you from enjoying even the happiest moments.
Dr. Brian Crupi wants to make sure you love the appearance of your smile. That’s why he offers dental implants, a natural-looking solution for missing teeth. Implants are designed to stay firmly in place while you eat, laugh, and perform other everyday activities.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an advanced restorative treatment that Dr. Crupi uses to replace any number of missing teeth. This solution is the only replacement option that counteracts the negative effects of tooth loss.
When your teeth fall out, your jawbone lacks the healthy stimulation you get from chewing. This causes the bone around the empty socket to degrade and the jaw to weaken. Dental implants protect your smile by encouraging healthy jawbone growth.
Our Implant Solutions
Dr. Crupi can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth. If you’re interested in a solution that’s trusted by over 500,000 Americans each year, then implants could be for you.
Single Tooth & Multiple Tooth Restorations
For patients who need to restore a single missing tooth, Dr. Crupi can replace the gap with a dental implant. If you have more than one tooth missing, there are two different implant solutions.
When the missing teeth aren’t next to each other, Dr. Crupi can restore them using multiple single implants. If the missing teeth are adjacent, he may choose to replace them with an implant-retained bridge.
Some of our patients are interested in replacing an entire arch of teeth. While the most common solution is traditional dentures, they often slip out of position while chewing or speaking, and this can be very embarrassing. But that’s why Dr. Crupi recommends a better treatment, All-on-4®.
All-on-4 uses four implants to secure a denture in your mouth, offering maximum stability and a stunning new smile that you’ll love.
Frequently Asked Dental Implant Questions
How long is the life-span of a dental implant?
While the life-span of a dental implant is greater than any other tooth-replacement option, its longevity mostly depends on how well you care for it. Dental implants are immune to cavities and other oral disease, but the rest of your mouth is not. If you don’t properly care for your smile, you may develop gum disease or conditions that might require the removal of your implant. However, if you practice strong, healthy oral hygiene habits, your implant could last for more than 25 years.
What is the price of a dental implant?
No two dental implant treatments are alike, so the number of appointments, procedures, and costs will vary. With that said, the cost of a dental implant is favorable when compared with other tooth-replacement options because implants can last significantly longer — even a lifetime — with proper care.
What is the correct way to care for your dental implant after the procedure?
The best way to prevent infection and avoid dental implant failure is to keep your mouth clean. This means cleaning your mouth thoroughly after every meal and before you go to sleep. Dr. Crupi recommends using a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste that contains non-abrasive ingredients to ensure that you don’t accidentally scratch the implant or irritate the oral structures that support it.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Dental implants restore missing teeth, unlike any other tooth loss solution. Whether you’re immediately ready for dental implants or need some supplemental care, we’ll evaluate every aspect of your smile and prepare you for dental implants. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Crupi today.