Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. They look and feel just like real teeth. The procedure is highly successful with greater than 95% success rate.
The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia and is completely pain free. Once the anesthesia wears off the patient may feel some soreness in the area.
Dental implants look and feel natural. No one should know that you have a dental implant except you and your dentist. You can chew food with dental implants just like with natural teeth.
Once an implant is placed we usually wait 4-6 months before we place a dental crown on the implant.
This wait time is necessary to allow for a process called Osseointegration to take place. It simply means bone is slowly fusing into the dental implant providing greater support.
Usually, it takes between 4-6 months for an implant to be strong enough for patients to be able to chew with it effectively.
You may be chewing just fine without a molar. And no one can see that you’re missing a back tooth. But without a tooth, the other teeth find a way of shifting into that space.
Teeth are actually always growing. Without a tooth or a dental implant teeth will shift. It’s costly and time consuming to have to move teeth back to their original position with braces or Invisalign.
We recommend patients return 4 months after their extraction to be evaluated for implant placement.
The biggest challenge for placing dental implants is the amount of dental bone needed to support the implant. By an amazing process called Osseointegration, the bone fuses to the implant.
Once the implant is strongly held in bone it can handle the very rough chewing forces that it’ll have to endure. A crown can be made at this time by a cosmetic dentist.
The good news is that we can grow bone via a process called bone grafting. For a decade at Smile Arts of NY we’ve been working with the best specialist in bone grafting, dental implants and gum disease Dr. Scott Froum.
By using the most cutting edge techniques Dr. Scott Froum can painlessly perform grafting procedures in his midtown dental office.
The most important advantage of dental implants versus a bridge, is that we can preserve healthy teeth that can last a lifetime. Before dental implants it was common for dentists to shave down two good teeth on either side of the missing tooth to make a bridge. The problem arises when the bridge fails, usually due to recurrent cavities in the teeth under the bridge. It’s harder to clean a dental bridge well, which is why it’s common for them to get cavities years later. Then the entire bridge needs to be replaced, the teeth underneath may require root canals or extractions in which case the bridge may need to be expanded to include more teeth for stability.
I first met Dr. Mann years ago when my friend referred me to him. I needed a dental implant at the time, needless to say I was terrified. I’ve had a lot of bad dentistry over the years but Dr. Mann gives the MOST painless injection ever. It’s been a couple of years my implant is still as solid as a rock. I still see Dr. Mann every 6 months, he personally does my cleanings. He’s very calming, gentle, doesn’t rush, and explains procedures as he goes. I can tell he loves what he does. I actually now enjoy going to the dentist. — Jamal W. on Yelp
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