Cosmetic Dentistry & General Dentists located in
Upper East Side, New York, NY
Thanks to implant restoration, it’s possible to replace missing permanent teeth with synthetic tooth roots. At Gershon Dental, in New York City, Roger Gershon, DDS, and Andrew Gershon, DDS, boast years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. To learn more about implant restoration with crowns, a fixed bridge, or snap-on dentures, make an appointment at the practice, by calling the office in the Upper East Side of Manhattan, or scheduling online today.
Implant Restoration Q&A
What is implant restoration?
Implant restoration is a safe and effective way to replace missing permanent teeth. Dental implants are titanium posts that act as synthetic tooth roots. Your Gershon Dental provider places them beneath your gums during an outpatient procedure and they integrate with your natural bone structure over time.
When the implants finish integrating with your jaw, your provider bonds a dental restoration to them. Depending on your needs, that might mean a crown, a fixed bridge, or implant-retained dentures.
What are the benefits of implant restoration?
Implant restoration provides a variety of benefits, including:
- Easier biting and chewing
- Improved speech
- Improved facial appearance
Implant restoration can also improve your oral health. By replacing missing teeth with restorations, you can significantly reduce the risk of gum recession, loose teeth, and bone decay.
What does implant restoration involve?
At Gershon Dental, implant restoration takes 6-12 months and a series of appointments.
Before recommending dental implants, your Gershon Dental provider conducts an oral exam and takes oral X-rays. If you’re missing teeth and have healthy gums and plenty of bone to support the implants, your provider administers a local anesthetic. Once the anesthesia sets in, they place a series of implants into your jaw.
Following the procedure, your provider writes a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics and provides you with recovery instructions.
Three or four months later, when the implants finish integrating with your natural bone structure, you return to Gershon Dental. Your provider administers a local anesthetic and takes digital impressions of your mouth.
If you’re getting crowns, they upload the impressions to the CEREC milling machine and craft them on-site. When the CEREC machine finishes, your provider attaches the crowns to your dental implants.
If you’re getting a fixed bridge or implant-retained overdentures, your provider sends your impressions to a dental laboratory. The technicians at the laboratory use your impressions to design and manufacture a custom dental restoration.
When the dental lab finishes your fixed bridge or implant-retained dentures, you return to Gershon Dental for the final time. Your provider administers a local anesthetic, lines up the restorations with your dental implants, and bonds them in place.
To see if you’re a candidate for implant restoration, make an appointment at Gershon Dental by calling the office, or scheduling online today.