Dental implants from a cosmetic dental office in New York City not only enhance the appearance of your smile; they also improve the overall quality of life. A well-functioning smile is necessary for eating, talking, and other daily activities. When teeth are missing, the gap needs to be filled in to maintain the contour and fullness of a person’s face. Patients missing all of their teeth often have a sunken, older appearance due to bone loss beneath the gums. Implants offer an effective, long-term solution to ensure comfort and appearance.
Dr. Braverman is an expert in implant dentistry in New York City. Over the years, he’s provided quality dental implants to a long list of happy clients. Call our office if you are looking for more information about this tooth restoration service.
Tooth loss can be devastating since it affects appearance and function. When one or more teeth are missing, it can start a domino effect that leads to other dental problems in the mouth. For example, bone loss and gum recession at the site of the missing tooth can spread to impact nearby teeth, causing the remaining teeth to drift and shift.
As the teeth move, it has an impact on the person’s bite, making it hard to talk or chew. These bite problems can increase the stress on the remaining teeth and eventually lead to issues with the jaw joint.
A few reasons why patients choose implants over other dental restoration services:
When the implant post is in the jaw bone, it acts as a foundation for the replacement tooth. At the same time, having the post in place helps to reduce problems related to bone loss. Maintaining a strong jaw bone, along with the structure of having a restoration to fill in the gaps, is essential to protect the health and integrity of the remaining teeth.
The dental implant treatment process uses a prosthetic fixture (often made of titanium) that is placed beneath the gum tissue. The implant is fixed into the bone to create a “virtual root” that is used as the foundation for a crown, bridge, or dentures.
This treatment requires several appointments for completion. After the implant is placed in the jaw bone, the implant site needs to heal for 4 – 6 months. Most patients experience minimal discomfort through this healing time. It is common for people to use temporary dentures during this time to maintain the appearance of their smile.
After the healing time, the top section of the implant is exposed so that the final restoration can be placed in the mouth. If a single tooth is replaced, then a crown is often used for the restoration. When multiple teeth are missing, then the dentist might recommend the use of a bridge or dentures. All restorations are custom designed to ensure a secure, snug fit. Our office has an onsite Periodontist, specializing in gum and bone surgery, who completes the implant work. Then Dr. Braverman places the cosmetic crown to restore the smile.
Even though dental implants require a few months for the treatment, and they are a bit more expensive compared to other dental restorations, the long-term benefits are worth the wait. This permanent restoration creates a natural appearance that functions like the normal tooth. Research is being done to develop a single-visit, one-step implant treatment requiring minimal healing time. Our office will continue to stay up-to-date in the industry as the technology improves over the years.
A quality implant can last a lifetime, but you need to be diligent about caring for this tooth restoration. Like the natural teeth in your mouth, it is important to maintain regular oral care such as brushing and flossing each day. Implants require the same upkeep as your regular teeth to avoid gum disease and the buildup of plaque on the surface of the crown or bridge.
Additionally, it is smart to be consistent with scheduling dental exams so potential issues can be identified in the early stages. Regular visits are essential to monitor the strength and function of the implant and surrounding tissue.
The success rate of dental implants is as high as 95%, but you must choose an experienced dental implant specialist in NYC to ensure optimal results for your treatment. An experienced dentist will have knowledge and skills to customize the smallest details of your surgery to improve overall results.
The ideal candidates for dental implants are those with overall good health. Patients should have healthy gums free of periodontal disease. Additionally, it is necessary to have enough jaw bone so the implant can be supported. If you are considering dental implants, it is best to schedule the treatment as soon as possible to minimize the bone loss that occurs when a tooth is missing.
Dr. Braverman and his skilled team can help with your dental implant treatments. The first step to getting started is to schedule a consultation so you can learn more about your options for dental restorations. We will help you compare the services that are offered, helping you decide if implants are the right solution for your needs.
Dental implants and other restorative treatments allow you to upgrade the appearance of your smile and improve your dental function at the same time. Call us to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable team so we can help you in the selection of the right cosmetic dentistry treatments for your needs. Call 212-688-3838, or submit the contact form when you are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Braverman.