Often patients lose a tooth because of a failed root canal, deep cavity, or fracture. Losing teeth can be stressful and embarrassing, but Dr. Philips has a predictable and successful option to restore your oral function and comfort.
Experienced Dental Implant Dentist
Dr. Helma Philips graduated from the most prestigious surgical and restorative implant programs at NYU and the Misch Implant Institute. She invested many years of education to make the procedure highly successful and comfortable for her patients.
Dental Implants in Midtown NYC
Dr. Philips will explain the procedure step-by-step during your consultation. Initial CBCT 3-D imaging will evaluate the dimensions and quality of bone in the area where the implant is placed. Then, implant dentist, Dr. Philips will plan for the most optimal implant size according to your anatomy. Implant placement is pain-free and done under local anesthesia. The area where the implant is placed is completely numb. Dr. Philips will give you instructions to help ensure proper healing, and you can resume your normal activities and go to work.
Once the implant is placed in the missing tooth space, it needs three to four months of integration with the bone. After this period, an impression is taken for your implant abutment and porcelain crown. The impression is sent to a highly specialized laboratory. Two weeks later, implant dentist, Dr. Philips will insert the implant abutment and a beautiful, natural-looking porcelain implant crown.
Although the overall takes some time, the results are beautiful, completely reliable, and convenient.
What Are Dental Implants Made Of?
Dental implants are generally made of biocompatible metals, such as titanium. Biocompatible metals present the best results when integrating with the body.
Most dental implants consist of three parts:
- Implant post (screw)
- Custom abutment (attachment)
- Porcelain crown
Dr. Philips will customize each part of the dental implant for ideal function and esthetics.
What if I Am Missing Multiple Teeth?
If you are missing multiple teeth and want a solution other than replacing each missing tooth with individual dental implants, dental implant-supported dentures offer a stable and less invasive solution to the problem of missing teeth.
What if I Don’t Have Enough Bone to Support a Dental Implant?
Dental implants require sufficient bone to support both the implant post and the load caused by chewing. Additional procedures such as bone grafting and sinus lifts can make dental implants a possibility for nearly every patient. Certain medications and medical conditions might limit tooth replacement options. Talk to Dr. Philips to discuss the options for replacing missing teeth that will work best for you.
How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?
Single dental implants require the same dedicated oral hygiene as your natural teeth. Brushing teeth for two minutes at least twice daily and flossing teeth, including your dental implant, at least once daily will help you get the most out of your dentistry and keep your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Interested in Dental Implants in Midtown Manhattan?
The best way to get started is with a dental implant evaluation in our Midtown NYC dental office. Dr. Philips will go over every tooth replacement option with you so you can make a choice that works best for your smile.
Contact Advent Dental to get started.