Dental implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth. An implant is a titanium post implanted into the bone of the jaw to anchor a crown, bridge, or denture. The implant connects to an abutment that anchors a porcelain crown, bridge, or denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Implants improve your ability to comfortably chew food.
- Implants reduce the strain on healthy teeth.
- Implants will help you retain the contour of your face, by preserving your jawbone.
- Dental hygiene is easier with implants than with dentures.
- Dental implants allow you to smile with confidence.
Types of Dental Implants
- Titanium post and crown
- A bridge
- Mini implants
- All on four
- Teeth in an hour
A titanium post and porcelain crown is the preferred solution for replacing a single tooth that is damaged or decayed and requires an extraction.
A bridge consists of one or more implants and two or more porcelain crowns and is required to replace multiple teeth that have been extracted.
A mini implant may be required when regular dental implants are not a workable solution. Mini implants are typically used to support dentures or to assist with orthodontic treatment.
All on four is a procedure that allows a fixed bridge supported by only four dental implants to be placed at the same day that your teeth are removed.
To consult with a New York City Oral Surgeon about dental implants call Dr. Calat – 212-696-2677 or email us.
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