Allen & Schwarz Dental
Prosthodontists & General and Cosmetic Dentistry located on Central Park South, Manhattan, NY
Dental implants can be the best long-term solution to the holes that tooth extractions leave behind. They can also support dentures, crowns, and bridges for extra stability. At Allen and Schwarz Dental in Central Park South, New York, your experienced dental care team can help you get a stable and fully functional smile with dental implants Book online or by phone now!
Dental Implants Q & A
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium tooth replacement. Dental implants have an anchor which your dentist implants in your jaw, an abutment that screws onto the anchor to hold the prosthetic in place, and a visible prosthetic component. There's no stronger or more reliable tooth replacement available today than a dental implant.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
There are several major benefits to consider, including:
- Appearance: Implants are custom-made to replicate the look of your natural tooth.
- Function: Implants work like healthy teeth, restoring normal chewing and speech.
- Security: Implants won't slip, shift, or get knocked out of your mouth.
- Longevity: Implants can last for decades with proper care.
- Bone preservation: Implants prevent bone loss that would happen with an open socket.
All-around, dental implants are the closest you can get to having your own healthy teeth.
What are the steps in the dental implant process?
To get your new dental implants, you'll visit Allen and Schwarz Dental several times over a period of months.
After verifying that you have enough jaw bone and gum tissue to support dental implants, your dentist makes impressions of your mouth and jaw bone. These impressions are used to create custom implants.
After numbing your mouth, your dentist makes gum incisions to implant the anchor in your jaw bone. The abutment may be attached at either the same time or separately, depending on which kind of implant you're getting.
You'll generally wait several months between appointments until your gums heal and your implant anchor is fully integrated into your jaw.
Your dentist places the implants onto the anchor, screwing them onto the abutment until they're completely secure. Once your implants are in place, you may need a little time to adjust to eating, brushing, and flossing.
Your Allen and Schwarz Dental gives you some specific guidelines to follow as you get accustomed to your new dental implants.
Dental implants are an effective teeth replacement, and they're very much like having your own natural teeth. To start the dental implant process now, book your appointment online or by calling Allen and Schwarz today.