NYC Dental Implants by Dr. Brisman
Dental Implants are the most popular tooth replacement in New York, NY. While many people choose dentures or dental bridges, quality NYC dental implants can greatly improve your quality of life.
A dental implant is a small, screw-like cylinder (made of titanium) that replaces the root portion of the missing tooth. It’s placed in the bone of the jaw and serves as an anchor to support artificial tooth replacement. When missing teeth are replaced with a restoration that will last a lifetime, it’s very important that implants are placed correctly. Dr. Brisman is one of New York’s leading experts in the placement of dental implants and also offers sedation dentistry for enhanced comfort, if you desire. To answer any further questions you may have, please schedule your implant consultation today.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to dental implant replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw.
Difference Between Implants and Real Teeth
The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
The Healing Process
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the dental implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the dental implant replacement teeth.
Call us at New York Dental Implant Facility: +1 (212) 348-0020 to see if dental implants are right for you.