Dental implants provide a more comfortable, more secure, more “natural” experience compared to bridges and dentures, and implants can last as long as a natural tooth. Dr. Joshua S. Rubin is a top provider of dental implants for patients in Midtown East, New York City, NY (located across from Grand Central), using state-of-the-art techniques for superior results in each patient.
Dental implants are medical-grade metal posts that are implanted into the jaw bone and are used to secure a single prosthetic tooth (or dental crown) or a denture to replace more than one tooth. Implants have become an increasingly popular alternative to bridges and dentures in recent years.
Implants typically require three office visits with Dr. Rubin to complete. During the first visit, the post will be carefully implanted into the jaw bone. If the jaw bone has thinned as a result of tooth loss or if the bone is naturally thin, a bone graft may be necessary to augment the existing bone so it’s strong enough to support the implant. Often, this graft can be completed at the same time as the post-implantation. Once the implant is in place, it will take about two or three months for the post to fuse with the bone, a process called osseointegration. After the implant and bone have fused, a special piece called an abutment will be attached during the second office visit and an impression will be made and sent to the lab where the crown will be made. During the third visit, the crown (or denture) will be attached and adjusted for a comfortable fit.
Dental implants offer several advantages compared to dentures and bridges:
Contact Dr. Rubin's office today to find out more about how dental implants can help you.
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