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Single Implants

A Strong Foundation for Single Tooth Replacement

A single dental implant is often the best solution for replacing a missing or broken tooth. There are actually 3 parts to a single implant restoration:
The parts of a dental implant

  •  The Crown – the part of the replacement tooth that you actually see, often made from porcelain, giving the appearance and function of a natural tooth.
  • The Abutment – a device that fits inside the Crown and secures it to the Dental Implant.
  • The Dental Implant itself – a threaded titanium post that replaces the root of a tooth, and, over 2 to 6 months, fuses with the jawbone through a process called osteointegration.  The dental implant serves as a foundation to keep the replacement tooth solidly in place.

Preparing for a Dental Implant

Before beginning any dental procedure, we will do a comprehensive examination. During the exam, we will review your medical and dental history, take X-rays, and may create impressions of your teeth and gums so that models can be made. In some cases, we may utilize a computer tomography (CT) scan of your mouth. This scan will help us determine how much jawbone is available to hold the implant in place. It also will show the location of structures such as nerves and sinuses (located above your upper teeth) so they can be avoided during surgery.

The Dental Implant Procedure

For this procedure to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw. The bone has to be strong enough to hold and support the implant. If there is not enough bone, it may need to be added with a procedure called bone augmentation or bone grafting. In addition, natural teeth and supporting tissues near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.

Caring for your Implant

Once the restoration is complete, you care for your implant just as you would normal teeth with regular brushing, flossing and hygiene visits to ensure good oral health.  The dental implants themselves can last a lifetime, but porcelain crowns are subject to wear over time, an may need to be replaced every 5 to 15 years depending on your specific conditions.

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110 E 40th Street, Suite 200
Between Park & Lexington Avenues
New York, NY 10016
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