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Dental Implants Specialist

Greene Street Dental

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in SoHo, New York, NY

Dental implants are an increasingly popular alternative to dentures and bridges. With the help of Greene Street Dental in SoHo, Manhattan, you can restore your smile to its natural beauty with dental implants. Because implants provide the most advanced solution for missing teeth, this modern dental treatment may be right option for you. To learn more, schedule directly through the website or call the New York City office to book an appointment over the phone.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are the benefits of dental implants?

From root to crown, dental implants entirely replace your tooth and, if needed, can serve as an anchor for a bridge. 

Your dentist may recommend a dental implant if you already have a missing tooth because of periodontal disease, injury, or another issue, or to replace a tooth you need extracted. 

Dental implants are beneficial because they:

  • Make it easier for you to bite and chew
  • Function as a full, natural tooth
  • Improve your speech
  • Boost your self-esteem 
  • Are natural looking
  • Are comfortable

Dental implants are also highly durable and designed to last a lifetime. No need to worry about ongoing adjustments or replacements as with dentures.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Modern dental implants are ideal for just about anyone who’s missing a tooth. Getting a dental implant may be right for you if you:

  • Are generally healthy
  • Have adequate gum and bone tissue
  • Are committed to good oral hygiene and regular checkups 

If you don’t have enough tissue to support a dental implant, don’t worry. The team at Greene Street Dental examines you and determines if a grafting procedure is necessary. 

A grafting procedure helps build up adequate bone and gum tissue over several months, so you’ll be ready for a dental implant procedure in no time. 

What is involved in the dental implant process?

Undergoing a dental implant treatment plan at Greene Street Dental takes a series of visits. After your initial evaluation, your dentist schedules you for oral surgery to place your implant. 

On the day of your implant surgery, your dentist thoroughly numbs your gums and provides any requested sedation for optimal comfort.

The implant procedure itself is much less invasive than in years past. Your dentist makes a small incision and carefully inserts a titanium rod into your jawbone. 

They close the surgical site with sutures, and over the following several months, the implant starts fusing to your natural bone. It becomes a permanent new root to support your tooth.

Once your implant is stable enough, your dentist attaches an abutment, which is like an anchor, and then bonds your porcelain crown into place. Aside from daily brushing and routine dental cleanings and exams, your beautiful new implant requires no special maintenance. 

Click the online scheduling tool or call the office to book your dental implant evaluation at Greene Street Dental today.