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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.