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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
Dental Services

Dental Implants

  • Do you hide your smile because of spaces from missing teeth?
  • Do your dentures not feel secure?
  • Do you have difficulty chewing because of missing teeth?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above questions, dental implants may be for you. They can be an ideal option for patients with good oral health who has lost a tooth. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a surgeon places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Implants can also anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slippage. They look and feel so natural, you may forget you ever lost a tooth!

A thorough evaluation by your dentist will determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. They require adequate bone structure for placement. The first stage of the procedure involves oral surgery in which a titanium post is implanted into the jawbone for each missing tooth or as anchors for a bridge or denture. Nature will take its course, allowing your bone tissue to fuse with the titanium post. This creates a solid foundation. Once the implants are secured, your dentist will attach a handcrafted, permanent crown to each post. The restorations will match your natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.

While high-tech in nature, dental implants are actually more tooth-saving than traditional bridgework, since implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support. By imitating an entire natural tooth, from the root up, dental implants offer a prosthetic that closely mimics nature. The result? Dental implant patients enjoy restored function, which allows a healthy diet of hard-to-chew foods. Speech may also improve. Strong and secure, your new smile will boost your confidence, enhance your appearance, and improve your quality of life.

If you have questions about dental implants from Fifth Avenue Dental Associates, read our FAQs or call us at 212-564-8200.

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