Dental Implants are one of the most common procedures performed at our NYC office. Dr. Kate Brayman is a cosmetic dentist who knows that patient care comes first and foremost.
A dental implant is a device that resembles a natural tooth and is used by the dentist to support restorations in an individual’s jaw bone. The implant is made of high-grade, pure titanium that mimics the structure of the root of a tooth. It is typically placed in the bone of a person's jaw.
The dental implant procedure happens in a number of steps. First, the patient should make an appointment so that the dentist can assess the surrounding area in the jaw and tooth. The dentist will treat any issues such as dental decay. A thorough cleaning is always of the utmost importance before any further procedures are carried out. The dentist will then perform several x-rays when fitting a patient with a new dental implant. Occasionally, a CT scan may be done to identify any abnormalities in the bone.
The gum is then cut and lifted. A hole would be drilled in the bone of the jaw where the implant would be located. A screw is put into the hole and the gum is stitched back up. Stiches are typically removed within a period of 7-14 days. Over the next 5-6 months, the implant will heal and fuse with the surrounding bone jaw. Once the healing period is over, the gum is then lifted and a dental abutment is fixed into the implant by the use of a screw. A permanent dental implant is fitted after 4-6 weeks.
In some cases, there may not be enough bone material to accommodate the dental implant. If this is the case, there may be a need for a bone graft.
|Benefits Of Dental Implants|
|Enables replacement of missing teeth|
|Improves the confidence and physical appearance of an individual|
|Helps prevent loss of other teeth by supporting the dental foundation|
|Enables one to eat certain foods that they otherwise would not have been able to|
|Helps maintain facial contours|
|Resembles natural teeth|
Dental implants are often used as an alternative to traditional dentures and dental bridges. For more information on our dental implants in NYC, please call our cosmetic dentist office at 212-505-0295 or schedule an appointment online. Dr. Kate Brayman and our friendly office staff invite any and all questions.
kate brayman, dds
20 fifth avenue 1c
new york, ny 10011