The gaps created by one or more missing teeth don’t just affect your smile, they also increase your likelihood of developing serious oral health problems like gum disease, bite misalignment, jawbone loss, and tooth decay. Whether you’re looking to replace one missing tooth or several, the team of restorative experts at Tribeca Dental Studio can help. They offer comprehensive dental implant services using the most up-to-date procedures. Call their New York City office today or schedule an appointment online at any time.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from biocompatible titanium. They’re surgically anchored into your jaw, much like a real tooth root.
After the tissues around a newly placed implant are healed and the implant has bonded to your jawbone, the restoration is completed with a custom-made porcelain crown, an artificial replacement tooth that looks just like your natural teeth.
A group of several simultaneous implants can be finished with individual crowns one-by-one or, depending on your needs, they can be completed with a bridge or a full-arch replacement (overdenture).
As one of the most popular and successful offerings of modern dentistry, implants are designed to fit your bite and match your natural teeth perfectly, making them an ideal choice to fill gaps and restore your smile.
Unlike conventional dentures and other restorations that rest on top of your gums, implants stimulate your jawbone to help it stay strong and healthy. They’re also incredibly stable and durable. With proper care, implants and their crowns can last for life.
Successful implant surgery requires adequate bone structure and healthy gum tissue. If you’re in good health, you don’t have advanced gum disease, and your jawbone is both strong enough and deep enough to support an implant, you should be able to receive implants.
If you don’t have advanced gum disease, are in good health, and your jawbone is strong and deep enough to support a dental implant, you should be able to receive dental implants.
A 3D cone beam CT scan, which is a special kind of X-ray that creates several high-definition 3D images of your teeth, soft tissues, and nerves, helps determine if your jawbone has sufficient mass and quality for the procedure.
At Tribeca Dental Studio, dental implant surgery is an in-office procedure performed by a skilled and experienced periodontal surgeon. If your implant is replacing a weak, damaged, or decayed tooth that needs to be extracted first, your surgeon starts by gently removing the tooth.
After the area is prepped for the implant, your surgeon anchors the titanium root to your jaw. Next, they secure your gum tissue over the implant so the area can heal and the implant can fuse with your jawbone.
Depending on your body’s rate of healing, this integration process could take a few weeks to a few months. Once the implant is fused to your bone and your tissues have healed, a seasoned prosthodontist completes the restoration with a custom-made crown, bridge, or overdenture.
At Tribeca Dental Studio, every step of the dental implant procedure is done in the office for the best possible consistency and results. To learn more, call or schedule your appointment online today.