Dental Implants in Midtown Manhattan
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the preferred solution for the replacement of a missing tooth or teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which is placed in the jawbone. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth.
In addition, dentists recommend dental implants over other options because implants are the only method of tooth replacement that protects the jaw against bone loss. When a fixed bridge or a denture is used to replace missing teeth, the body assumes that the bone is no longer needed and it begins to atrophy in that area. This can alter your facial features and affect your bite.
Dental implants can be easier to maintain than alternatives and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Dental Implant Options
Single Tooth Dental Implants
A single tooth dental implant starts with a titanium post that is placed in the jawbone. Once we are sure that the bone and implant have fused together, we will attach a permanent replacement tooth to the implant. The result is a long-term solution for a missing tooth that restores both function and appearance.
Implant Supported Bridges
Implant-supported bridges are an option when three or more adjacent teeth need to be replaced. Rather than placing single tooth dental implants for each missing tooth, an implant-supported bridge only places implants for the two outermost missing teeth. These two implants serve as abutments that hold a porcelain bridge in place.
Implant Supported Dentures
When all or most teeth are missing, implant-supported dentures are a cost-effective alternative to replacing each individual missing tooth with its own implant. Implant supported dentures use two or more dental implants to hold a partial or full arch denture securely in place. With implant-supported dentures, patients no longer have to worry about their dentures slipping or having to apply messy adhesives each morning.
Guided Implant Placement
We use the latest technology in our office to help us make sure all of our dental implants are placed precisely where they need to be. Guided implant placement uses specialized software to tell us the exact location, angle, and depth to be used for each implant for optimal results.
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Are you ready to restore your smile with dental implants? Call us today at 212-486-6622 to schedule an appointment to learn more about our implant options and find the right fit for your needs.