Midtown, Manhattan Dental Implants

Dental implants are a safe and medically proven method of replacing single or multiple missing teeth. Dental implants are a biologically compatible metal posts, made of titanium, that are surgically placed in your jaw underneath your gums. During a healing period, the bone fuses to the implant post, after which a crown or replacement tooth is attached to this implant post resembling your natural tooth in appearance.

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Implants offer:

  1. A feel and look more like natural teeth
  2. A secure base for replacement teeth due to integration of bone to implant. Clumsy ill-fitting dentures will be a thing of the past.
  3. An alternative to bridgework, which requires the grinding down of the adjacent teeth.
  4. Help in the prevention of unhealthy bone resorption caused by teeth loss resulting in retaining the natural form of your face.
  5. More confidence when smiling, laughing, or speaking.
X-ray of an implant in position

If you're healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you're probably healthy enough to have an implant, whether your missing teeth are the result of injury, disease, or decay. General good health and adequate bone in the jaw are the key requirements.

Implant Services

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Our implant services include:

  • Sinus Lift Augmentation: Often the sinuses will enlarge following loss of the upper back teeth. This can preclude placement of dental implants in the upper back areas of the mouth, since the sinus is an air-filled space and dental implants need to be surrounded by solid bone. A sinus lift augmentation/graft is a surgical procedure that restores the sinus cavity to its original size, and replaces the bone that has been lost as a result of the enlarged sinus. This new bone graft typically takes nine to 12 months to heal before the dental implants can be placed into the grafted bone.
  • Autogenous Bone Grafting: Occasionally, the ideal areas for dental implants do not have sufficient bone quantity to support the implants. In these cases, it is often necessary to “borrow” bone from another area of your mouth and graft it into the deficient area. Often, the area of choice is from the chin or in the back of the jaw where your wisdom teeth used to be.
  • Implant Site Development: When a tooth needs to be removed due to infection, it is not uncommon to have lost bone around the infected tooth. In these cases, various types of bone grafting can be done at the same time the tooth is removed to facilitate the placement of a dental implant at a later date.
  • Computer-Enhanced Treatment Planning: We have special software on our computer that allows us to evaluate your dental CT scan in three dimensions for bone quality, bone quantity, and bone location, enabling the best possible placement of your dental implants. This also allows us to work closely and smoothly with your restorative dentist to ensure an ideal result where your dental implants are concerned.
  • Implant Maintenance: Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and infection-free. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, a professional cleaning schedule will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.
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