Dentistry located in Financial District, New York, NY
Dental implants are a secure base for natural-looking, comfortable prosthetic teeth. These artificial tooth roots secure and stabilize prosthetic teeth so you don’t have to worry about them falling off or not fitting properly. Tom Yan, DDS, at FiDi Dental offers dental implants to patients in the Financial District of New York City. Dr. Yan has access to a world-renowned surgeon who places the implants and can take on even the most complex cases, such as issues with bone density. If you’re looking for a long-lasting solution to missing teeth, call FiDi Dental or request an appointment online.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants stabilize prosthetic teeth and act as artificial tooth roots. Dental implants remain securely in place and are usually derived from titanium and fused to your jawbone.
The surgeon at FiDi Dental surgically fuses the implants to your jawbone to produce a sturdy base for your replacement teeth. Your prosthetic teeth are placed on top of your implants and can replace a few missing teeth or your entire smile.
How are dental implants placed?
During your dental implant procedure, the surgeon administers an anesthetic before making an incision in your gums. They drill small holes in your jawbone and place titanium implants in the holes before stitching your gums closed.
The next step is osseointegration. This is a process where your new implants have time to fuse with your jaw. Once the surgeon has placed your implant, it usually takes about three to six months for your implants and jawbone to successfully fuse.
After the healing is complete, you return to the office where your provider secures a supporting element called an abutment to the top of each implant before attaching your dental prosthesis to the abutments.
How do I know if I’m eligible for dental implants?
Dr. Yan might recommend dental implants if you want to improve your speech, if you have missing teeth, or if your regular dentures keep falling out. You’re a suitable candidate for dental implants if you:
- Have healthy oral tissues
- Have a jawbone that’s fully grown
- Haven’t been successful with your regular dentures
- Don’t have any health conditions that impact how your bones heal
Millions of people have tooth loss for a variety of reasons, including:
- Injury to the teeth
- Periodontal disease
- Age-related tooth decay
Missing teeth can cause bone loss that can even alter the shape of your face over time. Implants will help stop this bone loss.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants provide a multitude of benefits, such as:
- Replicating your natural tooth roots
- Improving your speech
- Improving the appearance of your smile
- Enhancing your dental health
- Stabilizing and securing your dentures
- Preserving your jawbone
- Preventing any future bone loss
- Allowing you to eat your normal healthy balanced diet
With dental implants, the high-quality materials don’t deteriorate and decay like your natural teeth and you can enjoy long-lasting results and a beautiful smile.
Call FiDi dental to book your personal consultation or use the online scheduler.