Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium anchors we implant into the jawbone that hold replacement teeth in place. The implant sits in the jawbone beneath the gum line and we attach the visible tooth, or crown. Implants look and feel much like natural teeth. They support individual artificial teeth, bridges, and dentures. At Prosthodontics of New York we offer dental implant restoration for patients who have a fracture or loose implant that needs replacing.

Who is a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are an option for patients who have lost one or more teeth, cannot chew or smile comfortably, or are unhappy with dentures. Candidates for dental implants must be in overall good health and have strong gums and bones. Patients must follow excellent oral hygiene, which includes brushing, flossing, and regular dental examinations. Patients with a high risk of developing periodontal or gum disease, such as smokers and diabetics, may not be good candidates for dental implants. We will review the patient’s oral health and take X-rays to determine their eligibility.

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Tooth Implant Procedure

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The tooth implant procedure involves several steps:

The First Step – One or more implants are precisely placed into the jaw bone to mirror the location of the root of the missing natural tooth.
The Second Step – After appropriate healing time has taken place, to allow for the implant to fuse within the bone, impressions or digital scans of the teeth and bite are taken to custom fabricate a connector post or abutment, and crown.
The Final Step – The abutment and crown are attached to the implant, completing the process.

Dental Implant Restoration

It is very unlikely that your dental implant will ever fracture or break. If this rarity occurs Drs. Roberts and Sirota can help. Our staff will take X-rays to determine if the implant has a fracture or if the problem is with the abutment or the crown anchor. If the abutment is the source of the problem we can use bonding materials for a quick restoration.

However, if the problem is with the implant patients may require a more invasive procedure. This can involve removal of the implant entirely, a bone graft depending on your jawbone condition, and replacement of all the implant parts. If you feel that something is wrong with your implant, schedule an appointment immediately with our staff.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants fit securely and allow patients to chew normally. They are cosmetically similar to natural teeth, so patients can smile without being self-conscious. Implants also can help to slow down bone loss in the jawbone that can accompany tooth loss.

Risks of Tooth implant Surgery

Tooth implant surgery is a relatively safe procedure. As with any other surgery, some risks may exist. These risks may include complications from surgery, such as excessive bleeding and a reaction to anesthesia. The surgeon will discuss the risks in greater detail prior to the surgery.

Will my new teeth feel natural?

Yes, dental implants look and feel much like natural teeth. Tooth implants mimic real teeth and fuse to the jawbone so they feel secure. Implants are often more comfortable and fit better than other replacement options.

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If you have missing teeth and are interested in dental implants, call 212.758.9690 to schedule a consultation at our New York City office. Prosthodontics of New York serves Manhattan and surrounding areas.

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Phone: 212.758.9690