NYC Implant Dentistry
Dental implants have revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry,
allowing patients to reclaim the smiles they once had using natural-looking
prosthetic teeth. Millions of Americans have one or more teeth missing, and the
likelihood of tooth loss only increases with age. Missing teeth can be a source
of insecurity and embarrassment, and their absence can also lead to further
complications, such as the shifting of remaining teeth or difficulty chewing and
talking. By using dental implants to replace missing or deteriorated teeth,
patients can regain self-confidence and experience life as was possible when
teeth were healthy and natural.
What are Dental Implants?
implants are an alternative to traditional prosthetic products, such as dentures
and bridges. Unlike those restorations, which are removable dental appliances,
an implant is permanently fixed within the mouth using a titanium rod embedded
within the bone where natural teeth once were. Over time, this rod adheres to
the bone, and a plastic or porcelain cap is secured to the rod along the gum
line. The result is a beautiful, healthy-looking smile custom designed for its
is a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?
Implant dentistry is used for both cosmetic and restorative
dentistry. Most often, patients who undergo implant dentistry need
to replace one or more missing teeth. In some cases, a complete new
set of teeth are replaced for consistency and functionality.
Although many patients undergo implant dentistry every year, all
must first submit to a thorough examination of the mouth, gums,
maxillofacial bones and remaining tooth structure. Patients must
have enough bone to support dental implants; although those with
deteriorated bone may become eligible for implant dentistry by
undergoing a bone grafting procedure.
If you are considering dental implants as a means of transforming
your smile, contact our office today. We’ll schedule a consultation
and help you determine if implant dentistry is right for you.
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