Dental Implants Specialist

Zen Dentistry NYC

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Your smile doesn’t look right or function properly when it’s missing teeth, but the dedicated professionals at Zen Dentistry NYC can fix all of those problems with high-quality, state-of-the-art dental implants. With offices conveniently located in New York City’s Upper East Side, Zen Dentistry NYC offers the pinnacle of dental implant treatments. Schedule your consultation and get working towards filling the holes in your smile today. You can book your visit by phone or online.

Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that replace your missing teeth by providing a strong and sturdy foundation for a crown, bridge, or dentures. 

Dental implants are traditionally made from titanium and are surgically implanted into your jawbone. Your body doesn’t recognize titanium as a foreign substance, so the implant actually fuses with your bone as it heals from the surgery. 

What are the complications of missing teeth?

When your smile is missing a tooth or teeth, it throws the entire ecosystem of your mouth out of whack. Missing teeth can lead to complications like:

  • Bone loss in your jaw due to lack of stimulation
  • Changing facial appearance due to muscles around the missing tooth caving in
  • Remaining teeth falling out of alignment as they shift into the hole
  • TMJ syndrome due to changing bite and poor distribution of bite force

Ultimately, your mouth was designed to function with all of its parts working together in harmony, and a missing tooth or teeth disrupts the delicate machinery of your mouth.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

By providing your missing tooth space with a replacement root, dental implants prevent many of the complications associated with missing teeth. They also provide a stable foundation on top of which your dentist can place a restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures, so that your smile looks whole again.

Dental implants also have a number of advantages as a restorative option. Unlike bridges, they don’t require you to remove any enamel from neighboring teeth. And because they mimic the structure of a natural tooth, they feel incredibly natural and require no special maintenance. With proper placement and regular at-home care, your dental implants can last a lifetime.

What’s the process for getting dental implants?

The talented team at Zen Dentistry NYC offers full surgical placement of your implants, and can install them in just a few office visits. During your first visit, your dentist numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic before making a small incision in your gums, drilling a tiny hole in your jawbone, and inserting the implant. Once the implant is in, your dentist stitches up your gums, places a healing cap on the surgery site, and sends you home to heal.

After a few months, your implant fuses with your jawbone, at which point you come back to the office for another visit. Your dentist attaches an abutment to the implant, which is a little post that sticks up out of your gums and holds your restoration. You might be sent home after this procedure to heal more, or your dentist might affix your restoration in the same visit as the abutment.

Once the abutment and restoration are in place, you’re done! You’ll leave the office with a full and functional smile that feels so natural you might even forget that you were ever missing a tooth.

To learn more about how Zen Dentistry NYC can complete your smile with a state-of-the-art dental implant, schedule a consultation today by phone or online.