Dental Implants, Bridges & Crowns Specialist

Gentle Dental of West New York

Leon S. Itskov, DDS

Dentist located in West New York, NJ

Restorations like implants, bridges and crowns can help men and women feel more confident and look their best after tooth loss, decay or other damage. At Gentle Dental of West New York, Dr. Itzkov uses state-of-the-art materials and advanced techniques so patients in the New Jersey Palisades area can enjoy superior results.

Dental Implants, Bridges & Crowns

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants are alternatives to dentures and bridges, used to replace a tooth that has been pulled or has fallen out due to decay or trauma. An implant uses a metal post that is implanted into the jaw bone. This post acts like a “natural” tooth root to secure an artificial tooth using an attachment piece called an abutment. Dental implants are designed to look and “work” like a natural tooth, even promoting the normal replacement of jaw bone tissue just like a natural tooth root. They also do not require adhesives, and they can be cared for just like the rest of the teeth. Implants usually take three visits to complete.

What is a dental bridge?

Bridges are devices used to replace one or more missing teeth. The bridge consists of a metal framework and one or more prosthetic teeth, or crowns, that attach to the frame. The bridge stays in place by attaching to the teeth on either side of the opening left by the missing tooth. Bridges can be permanently attached with strong adhesives, or they may be attached to the teeth using special clips that allow them to be removed for cleaning.

What is a crown?

A crown is a protective covering for a tooth that has been damaged by decay or trauma, or for teeth that have deep and widespread staining or large, dark fillings. Crowns can be tinted to match neighboring teeth so they look completely natural. Most crowns require two office visits – one to prepare the tooth that will be receiving the crown, to take an impression of the tooth, and to place a temporary crown on the tooth while the permanent crown is being made; and the second visit to remove the temporary crown, clean the tooth surface and apply the permanent crown with a strong adhesive.

Accepted Dental Insurance

We will process and submit all insurance claims and pre-authorizations for you. Your insurance company can then pay us directly, and/or we will bill for any appropriate balance. Our Prevention, Diagnosis or Treatment Planning is guaranteed to be without regard to the limitations imposed by your insurance coverage.

PLEASE NOTE: we only accept commercial and PPO insurances. We DO NOT accept DMO, HMO, or government-issued insurances (i.e. Medicaid or Family Care). Please contact the office for more information.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Delta Dental
Guardian
MetLife
United Concordia Dental
UnitedHealthcare