If you’ve lost a tooth (or teeth) because of decay, advanced periodontal disease, or a traumatic injury, dental implants may be able to help. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures can restore beauty to your smile and function to your bite. At Tribeca Dental Studio, we perform every step of the implant procedure right here in one convenient, comfortable location. We offer one-stop dental implants in NYC and a healthier smile that’s built to last!
Why Do I Need a Dental Implant?
When you need to replace an entire tooth including the root, an implant is by far the best choice. Crowns, conventional bridges, and traditional dentures only replace the top, visible, portion of teeth. Without a root (or something rot-like) to stimulate it, the jawbone can resorb, or deteriorate. That bone loss eventually affects surrounding teeth and can lead to additional tooth loss, along with other problems. So, when an entire tooth is missing, root and all, you’re always better off with an implant if it’s an option for you.
If you don’t have adequate jawbone structure to support traditional implants, we also offer mini implants. Mini implants can stand in for conventional implants while still providing many of the same valuable health benefits. Occasionally, a patient doesn’t have sufficient bone structure for either type of implant. In this case, we may recommend a bone graft, a bridge, or a partial denture.
Dental Implant Procedure
Not every patient is a candidate for a dental implant, so we’ll first determine if you are. Once you and your care team have decided on an implant procedure, we’ll schedule an appointment and coordinate it with the periodontist. On the day of your appointment:
- Your procedure will begin with plenty of local anesthesia to completely numb the site where the implant is to be placed.
- The periodontist makes an incision in the gum tissue to access the alveolar bone.
- Next, the periodontist surgically places the implant into the bone and stitches up the gum tissue.
- You’ll come back in a week or so for a follow-up and to have your stitches out if they haven’t already come out on their own.
- Finally, we wait. Through a process called osseointegration, your bone fuses to the titanium implant. Once that’s complete, we can place your restoration—crown, bridge, denture, etc.
Getting Your Tooth (or Teeth) Replacement
Once the implant is integrated, you’ll return to Tribeca Dental Studio for your restoration. Crowns, bridges, partial dentures, and dentures are examples of restorations—they’re replacement teeth.
For an individual tooth replacement, we place a custom-made, all-ceramic dental crown. For multiple teeth, you can indeed get multiple implants and crowns. Or, our prosthodontist will design a high-quality dental bridge or other prosthetic that attaches securely to the implant(s) and provides excellent function and aesthetics.
Get Dental Implants in NYC
We’re proud to offer you and your family a comprehensive oral healthcare home! For implants, our periodontist and prosthodontist can oversee your entire treatment. Contact our Lower Manhattan office today to schedule your first appointment with our skilled team of doctors and staff members. We look forward to transforming your oral health and happiness for the better!