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Restoring your smile for a lasting impression

1 West 34th Street, Ste 1204 Manhattan, New York 10001
Dr. David Jacobson
Dr. Howard Lee
Dr. Mayer Sinensky
Dr. Barry Borger
Dr. Ash Estafan
Dr. Sandra Kuperman
Frequently Asked Questions

What can dental implants do for me?

  • Replace one or more teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
  • Support a bridge and eliminate the need for a removable partial denture.
  • Provide support for a denture, making it more secure and comfortable.

The professional team at Fifth Avenue Dental Associates makes the dental implant process easy. We guide our patients through each step of the implant process, from placing the dental implant to restoring the final tooth. To ensure complete comfort during the dental implant procedure, we offer nitrous oxide and IV sedation. Our goal is to enhance our patients' smiles to give them confidence in their appearance, and to ensure that they are able to eat, speak, and function normally. To provide the best options for patients, we work with all of the premiere implant manufacturers, including Nobel, Zimmer, 3I, and Biohorizons.

Why should I choose dental implants instead of dentures or a bridge?

Every way you look at it, dental implants are a better solution to the problem of missing teeth.

  • Esthetic   Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth! Since dental implants integrate into the structure of your bone, they prevent the bone loss and gum recession that often accompany bridgework and dentures. No one will ever know that you have a replacement tooth.
  • Tooth-saving   Dental implants don't sacrifice the quality of your adjacent teeth like a bridge does because neighboring teeth are not altered to support the implant. More of your own teeth are left untouched, a significant long-term benefit to your oral health!
  • Confidence   Dental implants will allow you to once again speak and eat with comfort and confidence. Dental implants will free you from unnecessarily worrying about misplaced dentures and messy pastes and glues.

Are dental implants for me?

The ideal candidate for a dental implant is in good general and oral health. Adequate bone in your jaw is needed to support the implant, and the best candidates have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease.

Dental implants are intimately connected with the gum tissues and underlying bone in the mouth. Since surgeons are dental experts who specialize in precisely these areas, they are often the ones called upon to perform these procedures.

This procedure is a team effort between you, your dentist and surgeon. The surgeon and dentist will consult with you and determine where and how your implant should be placed. Depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, your surgeon will create a treatment plan tailored to meet your needs.

Your dentist and surgeon will work together to make your dreams come true.

What can I expect after treatment?

Just like with your own teeth, dental implants require conscientious at home oral care and regular dental visits. In order to keep your implant clean and plaque-free, brushing and flossing still apply!

After treatment, your surgeon will work closely with you and your dentist to develop the best maintenance plan for you. Periodic follow-up visits will be scheduled to monitor your implants to ensure that they remain healthy.

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