If you have missing teeth, conventional bridges, crowns, or dentures may not be your only options. Dental implants at our NYC surgical center can help improve your smile both visually and practically!
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used to support restorations that resemble a single tooth or a number of teeth. Almost all dental implants placed in the 21st century appear similar to an actual tooth root and are placed within the bone.
Dental implants can be used to support crowns, implant-supported bridges, dentures and other dental prostheses.
In its most basic form the placement of a dental implant requires a preparation into the bone using either hand osteotomes or precision drills with highly regulated speed to prevent burning or pressure necrosis of the bone. After a variable amount of time to allow the bone to grow on to the surface of the implant, a tooth or group of teeth can be placed on the implant. The amount of time required to place an implant will vary depending on the experience of the practitioner, the quality and quantity of the bone and the difficulty of the individual situation.