A healthy, natural-looking smile starts at the root. That’s why the experts at Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan offer custom dental implants at their state-of-the-art facility in Midtown East, New York City. As replacement tooth roots, dental implants set your new teeth up for a lifetime of stability, so your dentures or crowns truly look, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth. If you think dental implants are the right tooth replacement option for you, call Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan or book an appointment online today.
Dental implants function like your natural tooth roots. When you have missing teeth, these tooth root replacements provide unmatched stability for your prosthetic teeth — either dentures or dental crowns. They are small titanium posts that the Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan team inserts directly into the socket left behind by your missing tooth.
Once screwed in, dental implants are naturally secured into place throughout the healing process, becoming a natural addition to your smile. When cared for properly, dental implants can hold your prosthetic teeth in place for a lifetime.
Once fused to your gums and jawbone, dental implants function just like your natural teeth. There are many dental implant benefits to consider when weighing your tooth replacement options, such as:
Dental implants are fused to the bone in your jaw over time, so they provide more stability than any other tooth replacement option. This means your prosthetic teeth cannot move around when you speak, laugh, or chew. Sturdy and functional, dental implants feel just like the rest of your teeth.
When your dentures don’t fit right, they look unnatural. Because dental implants are more stable than dentures alone, your prosthetics look identical to your natural teeth and give you the confidence you deserve.
One of the main complaints dentists hear regarding dentures is that they affect the way you speak. Ill-fitting dentures often shift in your mouth when you talk, which leads to slurring and mumbling. Thanks to dental implants, you can finally feel confident speaking in public once again.
Ill-fitting dentures make it difficult to eat your favorite foods with ease. Food can become trapped between your dentures and your gums, leading to serious oral health problems like gum disease. Dental implants eliminate these problems and deliver a more comfortable fit, so you can eat the foods you love without worry.
The first step in the dental implant process is to figure out if you make a good candidate for the procedure, which requires enough jawbone to hold the implants. If you do not have enough bone in your jaw, the Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan team may recommend a minor bone graft procedure.
After a few appointments with your dentist, the team gives you anesthetics to numb the area before inserting the implant into your gums, and jawbone. The healing process takes approximately six to 12 weeks, during which time the tissues in your jaw and gums naturally secure the dental implant in place.
Once your mouth has fully healed, the Aesthetic Dentistry of Manhattan team takes impressions of your mouth to create your new prosthetic teeth. This gives you the most perfect fit possible for your brand new smile.
To learn more about the dental implant process, call or book an appointment online today.