Dental Implants in Manhattan
Sometimes despite out efforts to save out teeth, they are lost due to trauma or disease. When this happens, dental implants are the current standard of care and an excellent choice to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth. Our specialists are highly qualified to place dental implants which will replicate the natural function and appearance of your teeth.
Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which are 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.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
Dental implants replace tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth and can aid in the prevention of bone loss in the jaw.
Implant Supported Bridges
An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for a patient’s natural teeth.
Implant Supported Dentures
For patients who are missing many or all of their teeth, implant supported dentures may be an alternative to traditional dentures. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. In order to replace a full arch denture, a minimum of four implants is generally recommended. Eligibility for this solution is dependent upon a number of factors, with jaw bone density being one of the most significant determining factors.
Traditional dentures rely on an acrylic base that sits directly on the gums, held in place by a paste or adhesive. Using implants as supports for dentures allows for a smaller and more comfortable base and less shifting of the prosthesis during use.
Implants can support both full and partial dentures as well as both fixed and removable dentures. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will “snap” on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives.
Full Arch with Only Four Implants
This procedure is a unique implant solution that allows patients with a completely edentulous (toothless) upper or lower arch to replace all of the teeth in that arch using only four implants as anchors.
Mini Dental Implants (MDIs)
There are times when a full size implant is not a viable option, and in many cases an MDI may be a great solution. Small spaces or inadequate bone mass in the jaw may prevent the use of traditional implants. Mini Dental Implants are similar to regular implants but, as the name suggests, are significantly smaller in diameter. Dental implants typically take 2 visits and require a waiting period of a few months from the time of implant placement to the time the permanent replacement tooth can be placed. The placement of MDIs is minimally invasive, often requiring only local anesthetic and no sutures. For this reason, MDIs can often be placed with the final replacement tooth in one day.
Guided Implant Placement
With this technique, specialized software is used to create custom surgical guides. These guides direct the exact location, angle, and depth of each implant placement. The use of the guide increases the accuracy, efficiency, safety, and predictability of the procedure.
Dental Implant FAQs
How much do dental implants cost in Manhattan?
The cost of a dental implant (including abutment and crown) in Manhattan is between $3,500 and $6,000. Several factors determine the cost of a dental implant. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.
Are dental implants right for me?
The good news is that we have a resource for you. Check it out and if you are a candidate, I highly recommend you schedule a consultation.
The consultation is completely educational. We will look at the area of the missing tooth and give you a concrete analysis of the issue and what options you have to treat it as well as cost. It’ll also be an opportunity for you to ask all the questions you want. I lecture on dental implants and I was president of the American Academy of Periodontology, so I highly encourage you to come and pick my brain.
Does getting a dental implant hurt?
Most patients do not experience pain during dental implant procedures and only report minimal discomfort. The best part is that you’ll have a natural, long-lasting smile that will allow you to go about your normal daily activities without sacrifice.
Can dental implants be performed in 1 day?
Immediate load implants, or same-day implants, allow the placement of a temporary tooth during the same appointment as your dental implant placement.
Are dental implants as strong as natural teeth?
Dental implants are made of titanium and are built to last for many years, or even a lifetime. Implants are the next best thing to natural teeth. Dental implants are also able to withstand more pressure than natural teeth.
Are dental implants safe for senior citizens?
There’s no upper age limit for dental implants. Senior citizens are ideal candidates for dental implant procedures. Elderly patients who are medically stable are suitable candidates for dental implants, which facilitate oral function and improve quality of life.
What’s the difference between dentures and implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jaw to hold a dental prosthesis. Dental implants can hold crowns, bridges or dentures. Compared with traditional dentures, dental implants are fixed firmly to your gums and therefore prevent any slippage. Implants are the strongest, most reliable option for teeth replacement.
The Benefits and Importance of Dental Implants
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