Have you recently suffered tooth loss? You know that you should replace it, but there are so many options available today to replace missing teeth—how do you know which is right for you?
Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement, and Dr. Andriy Krayniy and Dr. Rosemarie Zimmerman know that they are the longest-lasting, healthiest choice. Natural teeth are the best teeth, of course, but implants are the next best thing because they replace an entire tooth, from root to crown.
What Is a Dental Implant?
By now, most people have at least heard of dental implants but aren’t sure how they work. The first step is an appointment with Dr. Krayniy so he can place a biocompatible titanium implant post in your jaw during a procedure at our NYC dental office that takes about an hour.
After several months of healing, Dr. Krayniy then attaches a dental restoration to restore function and appearance to the implant. A dental crown is used if we are replacing a single missing tooth – a bridge, or full or partial denture, is used to replace two or more missing teeth.
We can also offer you the best of both worlds by pairing dentures with dental implants. The result is dentures that complement your appearance and stay securely in place when you eat, speak, laugh, or smile.
Why Should I Choose a Dental Implant?
Dental bridges and full and partial dentures have their place and have helped millions of people. While these options are great for restoring some function and the aesthetics of your smile, they don’t offer the stability or longevity of an implant placed at our New York, NY dental office.
During a healing period that takes anywhere from 4-6 months, the implant fuses securely with the bone and tissue in your jaw. Once it has healed fully in place, the implant becomes part of your dental structure and stimulates healthy bone regeneration in your jaw.
This is crucial because the bone in your jaw starts to break down immediately after you lose a tooth. Over time, this bone loss affects the stability of neighboring teeth, and the lack of support for your facial features leads to an aged or sunken in appearance.
The presence of the implant post stops this progression, and once Dr. Krayniy attaches the crown, bridge, or denture to it, you’ll have a tooth replacement that looks, functions and feels like a real tooth. Patients who have had implant placement at our Midtown Manhattan dental office only regret that they hadn’t done it sooner.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
When it’s time to think about tooth replacement, start by calling our 10019 dental office to schedule an appointment. To get a dental implant, you must have sufficient dense bone in your jaw where Dr. Krayniy can successfully place the implant.
If you don’t, you may be a good candidate for bone grafting that builds up and strengthens the jawbone in the area where we want to place the implant. If you’re interested, Dr. Krayniy can refer you to an oral surgeon and oversee the entire process.
Call Us to Learn More about Dental Implants
Dental implants have been used successfully for nearly 50 years and have an incredible 98 percent success rate. With diligent oral hygiene and routine visits for dental exams and cleanings, a dental implant could potentially last the rest of your life.
If you want to learn more about all of our tooth replacement options, including dental implants, please call our Midtown Manhattan dental office to schedule an appointment.