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Dental Implants in Midtown East

Replace One or Multiple Missing Teeth

Do you need to replace one or more teeth? Consider restorative care with dental implants. This versatile service can help you achieve results that are more lifelike and natural than what you can get with traditional prosthetics. That’s because implants have a structure that mimics nature’s design, including a crown to replace your missing tooth and a titanium implant that takes the place of your missing tooth root. This combination yields results that are strong, functional, and beautiful.

Dental Implant Placement

Model of implant crown

Once the Drs. Boyd have determined that dental implants are the best option for your restorative needs during an initial consultation, the first major step of the procedure is to surgically insert them into the jawbone. Here, they will form strong bonds with the jawbone and create a healthy foundation for your replacement teeth. We work with highly trusted specialists in the area to ensure success for this vital procedure, and our patients’ mouths will need a handful of months to properly heal following it.

Implant-Retained Dental Crowns & Bridges

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Once the dental implants are sturdily in place and ready for restoration, our dentists will look forward to welcoming patients back into our Manhattan practice. Several options are available, and our recommendation will depend on number of implants that need coverage, the patient’s personal preferences, and other important factors.

If only one tooth needs to be rebuilt, an implant crown is the ideal solution. The Drs. Boyd use superior aesthetic materials including all-porcelain crowns to ensure a virtually seamless result, and the placement of the new crown won’t disrupt the health of surrounding teeth either. It will feel like we’ve essentially turned back the clock on your natural smile.

Have you lost multiple teeth along the same arch? If they appeared in a row, an implant-retained bridge may be the right choice for reconstruction. Traditional bridges require healthy teeth to be filed down for accommodation, which harms the patient’s continuing oral health. Implant-retained bridges, on the other hand, are held in place by two placed implants that appear on either side of the gap. The final result is healthier, stronger, and longer-lasting!

Implant-Retained Dentures

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If you are facing extreme tooth loss or have been struggling with the pitfalls of a traditional denture for years, consider implant-retained dentures as an excellent alternative. The personalized prosthetic will only require a small number of placed implants for support, which will likely be more cost-effective than if each lost tooth was replaced with its own unique implant. The final result provides improved health, much better stability, and a renewed sense of self-confidence.

There are two major types of implant-retained dentures, and we’ll be happy to help patients determine which one best fits their personal situation. Hybrid prosthetics are fixed permanently in place over the implants so that they essentially act like natural teeth. Alternatively, overdentures attach to implants while still remaining removable in nature like traditional dentures.

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All-on-4 / Teeth in a Day

Model of all-on-4 denture

We understand – no one wants to spend an extended period of time without a full set of confident and stable teeth. If you’ve experienced severe tooth loss and are desperately in need of a fast solution, consider All-on-4! Like the name implies, our dentists will utilize four or six implants to seat a full, custom-made prosthetic. These implants will be angled at strategic positions in order to accommodate a new row of teeth, which can be placed immediately after the implants in most cases. Thus, the patient walks in with an incomplete smile and walks out with newly replenished teeth they can wholeheartedly count on.

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How Dental Implants Work

Implant illustration

Dental implants are small posts, often made of a titanium alloy, that serve to replace the roots of missing teeth. Titanium is the ideal material because it works well within the human body, and it is very strong. Once the implants are in place, our doctors take great care in designing the porcelain restorations (artificial teeth) to go on top of the implants. These teeth are crafted to provide both natural-looking beauty and outstanding function.

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Dental Implant FAQs

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

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Unfortunately, there is no way to provide a straight answer to this question because every patient is unique. Therefore, the total cost of your dental implant treatment will also be unique. Here are a few of the major factors that go into determining your financial responsibility for your new smile:

  • The amount of preliminary work that is needed. Some patients require a bone graft before their surgery, while others need extractions or gum disease treatment.
  • The number of implants you receive. Logically, a single implant and its accompanying restoration cost less than a full-mouth reconstruction.
  • Whether your dental insurance will cover part of the cost. Most policies do not cover implants, but they might help to pay for preliminary work.

While implants present a higher upfront cost than other tooth replacement methods, they are a worthy investment because of all of the long-term benefits they provide.

Are Implants Really the Best Way to Replace Teeth?

For many patients, yes. Implants offer several advantages that traditional crowns, bridges, and dentures do not:

  • Because implants act like natural tooth roots, they have the potential to prevent the bone loss that often occurs after a tooth is extracted.
  • Implants do not require that the dentist file down the adjacent teeth, thereby preserving more of your natural smile.
  • The bond that implants form with your body has the potential to last a lifetime. Therefore, while the restorations on top of the implants may need maintenance from time to time, you can expect your new smile to endure for many decades.
  • Implant restorations look extremely natural.

Is It Painful to Receive Implants?

We take steps to ensure that you do not experience any pain at all during the implant placement surgery. After your surgery, you may notice some tenderness and swelling. However, by taking pain relievers and being careful around the surgical site, you can reduce your discomfort and speed up the healing process. Many patients have remarked that the entire implant process was much more comfortable than they anticipated.

What Causes Implants to Fail?

Rest assured that the vast majority of implant cases are successful. However, complications arise in rare cases. This may happen for various reasons. For example, people who smoke cigarettes or use other tobacco products are at a higher risk for implant failure than nonsmokers. Similarly, poor oral hygiene could cause an infection that wears away at the bones around the implants, causing them to lose their base of support.

Before your surgery, feel free to ask any questions you might have about the most prominent risk factors that apply to your situation. We will give you straightforward answers and let you know the steps we will take to give your new smile the best chance of success possible.

Who Is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Thanks to advances in modern dentistry, most people are viable candidates for dental implants. Even if certain factors, such as bone loss or tobacco use, make your case more complex, a skilled dentist may be able to navigate around such obstacles and help you to enjoy the many benefits that implants offer.

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