Dr. Jacob Wallach is an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and offers complete services for dental implants at his Rockland County dental office. Our dental implant procedures are completed under one roof from start to finish by Dr. Wallach. This makes dental implant treatment more convenient and the results more predictable.
We offer a range of dental implant options from single tooth implants to “All on Four” (implant denture) systems.
What can dental implants do?
There are many options for replacing missing teeth, but none replace the natural look, feel and function as well as dental implants. Dental implants are the closest thing modern dentistry can offer to replacing natural teeth. Studies have proven their safety, longevity, and patient satisfaction.
A dental implant is an artificial “root” that is placed into the jaw. Once healed, a custom made tooth is attached to the implant, restoring form, function, and aesthetics. Single or multiple implants may be placed and multiple teeth can be restored at once. Dental implants are also often used to secure loose fitting dentures. An existing denture can be refitted to “clip” onto implants, resulting in a dramatic increase in stability and comfort.
The Dental Implant Process
For most patients, dental implant placement involves two procedures:
First, the dental implant, a tiny titanium post, is surgically placed into the jawbone by Dr. Wallach in our Nyack dental office. The healing process generally takes three to six months. Dr. Wallach may place a temporary restoration onto the dental implant during the healing process to replace aesthetics and function.
The second part of the dental implant procedure involves the implant restoration. Dr. Wallach will uncover the dental implant and attach an abutment. The replacement tooth or teeth will be attached to the abutment for a permanent restoration. In the case of a single missing tooth, Dr. Wallach will use a dental crown. For two or more missing teeth, he may use a dental bridge or denture.
Dental Implant FAQs
Are Dental Implants painful?
Dr. Wallach and his team strive to make sure that every patient is comfortable and relaxed throughout their treatment. The actual dental implant procedure is no more painful than having a tooth extracted. Patients can expect some tenderness and swelling immediately following the procedure, but most symptoms subside within 2 – 3 days.
How much do Dental Implants cost?
The cost of dental implants varies from one patient to another based on the location of the missing tooth or teeth and the type of material used for the restoration. Dr. Wallach works with patients to help them afford the best dentistry possible. For dental implant treatment plans, we can phase treatment and payment schedules to “spread out” the cost.
I have more than one missing tooth, can I still use dental implants?
Yes, Dr. Wallach can use dental implants to secure a denture or partial denture.