Are You Interested in Dental Implants in New York?
Even though there have been significant advances in oral hygiene and prevention, there are many patients that have teeth which need to be extracted and restored. Having specialists that can perform the extraction and restoration – all under one roof is one of the main reasons why patients love our practice.
Dental implants are one of the many tools in our arsenal that can be used to replace a missing tooth or to serve as an anchor for dentures.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of a post that gets implanted into your jaw where it acts as an artificial root. The post is typically made of titanium, an incredibly strong metal that is used in a variety of prosthetic – including artificial joints. If you’re looking to replace a single tooth, implanted “post” acts as a base and an abutment is placed on top of it. After that we’ll make impression of your mouth which we’ll use to make a crown – an artificial tooth that will look just like the real thing.
A dental implant can also be used to support bridges and dentures because the post serves as an anchor to keep the denture or bridge in place.
Can I Replace Multiple Teeth?
Absolutely! Whether you want to replace just one tooth, or a full mouth, we have the best dentists in New York that can help see if you qualify. The implant procedure can take some time and we need to make sure your gums are healthy and that you don’t have any other issues that might cause a complication.
What Is The Process Like?
The process generally consists of two steps.
First, the implant is placed into your jawbone by one of the best dental implant specialists in NYC. The implant replaces the root of your original tooth and fuses with your jawbone.
The second step usually happens a few weeks or months after the first step. This is because the implant needs to properly fuse with your jawbone. Once you’re healing nicely, an implant abutment is placed on top of the implant. We then do a very precise 3D scan and begin to make a custom crown, denture, or bridge that’s perfectly designed to match your other teeth. Once we get your new tooth back from the lab, we insert and adjust it for a comfortable fit.
How Long Do Implants Last?
With proper oral hygiene, implants can last just as long as natural teeth, sometimes even longer. You can’t get a cavity in your implant but you could have issues with your jawbone and gums surrounding the implant if you don’t take care of yourself. Brushing, flossing, and regular checkups are still necessary to ensure your implants, and your other natural teeth, remain healthy.
Please give us a call and we’re happy to schedule a consultation with our dental implant dentists who will walk you though the process and answer any questions you may have.