FANTASTIC . never have I been so relaxed at the dentist as I am with Dr.Sigismondi and his entire office. Thanks for being so considerate of my needs. I’m sure it’s no pleasure with me.haha thanks again 9/12/13.just as relaxed as last time…..looking forward to “root Canel” work next week..
Dental Implants in West Sayville, New York
A complete, healthy smile can make all the difference. Not only does a set of teeth support your self-esteem and oral health, but also it boosts your overall health by preventing heart disease, stroke, and a multitude of inflammatory diseases including glucose intolerance and diabetes.
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who’ve experienced tooth loss, letting West Sayville restorative dentist, Dr. Richard Sigismondi replace your missing teeth with dental implants as soon as possible will strengthen your smile and boost your oral health. Keep reading to learn more about this revolutionary restorative dentistry technique and if it may be right for you.
Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement because they look and function similarly to natural teeth. Your custom-made implant will be composed of three parts:
- The titanium ‘root’ or implant post
- The connector piece called the abutment
- The restoration, usually a dental crown
The surgically inserted titanium post will fuse to your jawbone in osseointegration, giving your custom-made restoration the sturdy foundation it needs.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dr. Sigismondi recommends implant restorations because they offer far more aesthetic and health benefits than non-implant restorations. Some of these include:
- Lifelike — Dental implants feel and function like your natural teeth.
- Stable — Implant restorations are strong and secure, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile confidently.
- Prevents Misalignment — Dental implants return support to your remaining teeth, preventing mesial drift, which occurs when teeth shift out of place towards the front of your mouth, especially when there’s a space.
- Prevents Facial Sagging — Your implant restorations will also restore support to the muscles in your face, preventing premature wrinkles.
- Prevents Loss of Jawbone Density (Resorption) — Implants mimic the root of a tooth, providing the stimulation your jawbone requires to rebuild to remain healthy and strong.
- Lasts A Lifetime — With proper oral hygiene and regular dental exams with our skilled implant dentist, your dental implant restorations can last 20 years to a lifetime.
- Biocompatible Materials — The materials used in dental implants, such as titanium or zirconia, are readily accepted by the body.
- Versatile — Implant restorations are customized to suit many types of tooth loss. They come in forms like crowns, bridges, or complete arches.
Who Is a Candidate For Dental Implants?
More patients than ever can qualify for implant placement thanks to advancements in modern dental technology. You may qualify for dental implants if the following apply to you:
- You’re missing one or more teeth
- You have adequate jawbone density and gum tissue mass
- You practice good oral hygiene and will continue to do so
- Your jawbone is fully developed
To learn more about candidacy for implant placement, you can call our West Sayville dental office by dialing 631-563-1583, and we’ll gladly answer any of your questions.
The Dental Implant Process
Before Dr. Sigismondi approves you for implant placement, he’ll have you attend an initial consultation. During your initial consultation, your West Sayville implant dentist will thoroughly examine your mouth, review your medical history, and ask about your smile goals. Using digital smile design, he’ll even be able to show you what your new smile will look like, so you can make an even better-informed decision.
We can offer sedation dentistry methods if you’re prone to dental anxiety or resistant to local anesthetic. The information Dr. Sigismondi gathers will allow him to determine if implants are the right restorative option for you.
Once your implant dentist has approved you for dental implant placement, he’ll take digital images and impressions of your teeth. These will be used to design your custom-made implants. You’ll return to our West Sayville dental office once your implants are ready to be placed.
To prepare you for your new implants you will be premedicated with medication that ensures a painless process both during and after the procedure. Then, your West Sayville implant dentist will remove any teeth that need to be removed, adjust the gum tissue, and place the implants
Your implant dentist will surgically place your implants. Once the posts are secured, you’ll need to wait three to seven months for osseointegration, the fusion of your implants to your jawbone, to complete. You may have a temporary restoration placed so you can eat and speak more comfortably while you heal. After the healing process finishes, you’ll return to our West Sayville dental office to have your permanent restorations attached to the implants.
Once your healing is complete, you’ll return to our West Sayville dental office. Then, Dr. Sigismondi will show you your custom-made restoration to ensure it’s to your liking. If your implant restoration suits you, he’ll attach it to the implant post with the abutment piece. Once your tooth restoration is firmly in place, you’ll be ready to start enjoying the benefits of your new smile.
Other Ways to Make You Smile
Absolutely amazing experience with a root canal. Gentle and professional. What more could you ask for. I waisted 43 years going to hack dentists and causing myself pain and grief. Wish I would of went straight to Dr. SIGISMONDI day one.
Dr Sigismondi is the man!! I’ve been going to him for about 5 years and he was recommended by to me by my wife’s periodontist Dr Scharf. Thanks so much for operating a wonderful practice which I love to go to when needed. Never any apprehension on my visits!! Highly recommended!
My wife and I are indeed fortunate to be under the oral care of Dr. Sigismondi. He, and his staff, are professional and friendly. For each visit, I enter the office with the confidence that any issues I might have will be readily addressed. Dr. Sigismondi is able to attend to potential problems and to provide solutions well before they appear and cause complications. His evaluations are thorough and comprehensive.
Super friendly staff and excellent state of the art technology
Frequently Asked Questions
The exact cost of dental implants tends to vary based on numerous factors like the number of implants necessary, the type of restoration you’re getting, and your insurance. your implant dentist will discuss all costs with you during your initial consultation. Rest assured that our dental office works with all forms of insurance, but it’s a good idea to contact your insurance provider beforehand to learn what coverage they provide. If you need additional help, your implant dentist may offer flexible financing options to help you afford the best treatment for your oral health needs.
Dental implants tend to last 20 years to a lifetime. However, the restoration will likely need to be replaced due to normal wear and tear. To get the most out of your dental implants, you should always practice proper oral hygiene, which includes regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing between meals. You’ll also need to visit your implant dentist at least once every six months to ensure your implants and your oral health stay optimal.
During the implant process, your implant dentist and the rest of our team will keep your comfort and safety in mind. We use anesthetic so you won’t have to worry about pain. We also offer sedation dentistry to combat dental anxiety and provide further resistance to pain and discomfort. Once your implants are secured, some mild discomfort is normal for up to ten days afterward. However, it should be easy to manage with pain medication.
Dental implants consist of biocompatible titanium posts topped with usually porcelain tooth-shaped restorations. There are metal-free, zirconia implants for those looking for a more holistic approach to dental implants. Tooth restorations can also be of numerous materials, such as ceramic, zirconia, gold, and composite materials.