Dental Implants Specialist

Core Smiles

General, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry located in NoMAD, New York, NY

If you’re missing a tooth or several teeth, the team at Core Smiles can restore your smile and oral health with dental implants at their office in NoMad, Manhattan, New York City. Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent solution to adult teeth lost to decay or trauma. If you want to know if dental implants are right for you, call Core Smiles or make an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a permanent prosthetic tooth surgically placed in your jaw. The team provides a variety of implant options, including a single crown to replace one tooth, a bridge to replace several teeth, and a fixed denture retained by implants to replace a full arch of missing teeth.

What is the dental implant process?

Dental implants consist of three parts: a titanium post, a dental restoration, and an abutment that connects the two. Your dentist places the titanium post into the jawbone during a surgical procedure. It typically takes three months for the post to bond with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. While your jaw heals, they may put in place a temporary dental restoration.

Once the implant securely bonds with your jaw, your dentist places the abutment along with a permanent restoration. The restoration is crafted using high-quality materials that mimic the function and appearance of natural teeth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants help prevent many health issues associated with missing teeth. For example, filling gaps left by missing teeth helps prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting and changing your bite — the way your teeth come together when you close your mouth. Dental implants also stimulate bone growth in your jaw, preventing it from shrinking or deteriorating. 

Dental implants are also easy to care for. You should brush them twice a day and floss daily. It is also essential to have regular checkups and cleanings twice a year.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are an excellent option to replace missing teeth, especially if you:

  • Have one or more missing teeth
  • Have difficulty chewing or speaking due to one or more missing teeth
  • Have a collapsed-looking face due to jawbone loss caused by missing teeth
  • Find dentures uncomfortable
  • Are in good overall health
  • Do not smoke

Your jaw needs to be strong enough to support a dental implant. The team uses X-rays to examine your jaw density during your initial consultation. Bone loss doesn’t exclude you from having dental implants, but you may need to have bone grafting procedures to strengthen your jaw before your dentist can place your implants.

Call Core Smiles or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about dental implants and how they can restore your smile and dental health.