Missing teeth can affect more than your smile; when we have missing teeth, other complications occur, such as biting difficulties and affected speech. Dental implants offer a long-lasting, predictable solution to tooth loss by providing an anchor for new teeth. At Brooklyn Dentist, we perform dental implants in Brooklyn NY for patients who are searching for a beautiful and functional smile.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are the result of significant advancements in dental research. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the bone in place of the tooth's natural root. This post is fitted with an abutment, onto which new crowns and bridges or dentures are fixed. Dental implants can also function as a stable anchor for permanent dentures and are known for their retention and ability to nurture good oral health.
Who is Qualified to Get Dental Implants?
To get dental implants in Brooklyn, you should be in otherwise good dental health. Signs of periodontitis or bone loss from missing teeth should be discussed with our dentists before your treatment plan can be put into action. Patients who are considering getting dental implants should also be non-smokers, as tobacco use prevents your body from healing after the surgical placement of dental implants.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
You may have noticed that people who are missing multiple adjacent teeth develop a kind of depleted or sunken-in look. This problem is caused by diminishing jaw bone density. Dental implants prevent premature aging and a sunken appearance by stimulating the jawbone and filling out your smile.
Dental implants allow new dentures and dental crowns to behave like real teeth. Our patients discover they are able to chew, bite, and speak as they normally would, without having to worry about the inconveniences normally associated with traditional removable prostheses or less permanent restorations. Because the alloys used in dental implant treatment are durable and resilient, Brooklyn patients can enjoy their strong new smiles forever.
The titanium dental implant fuses to the bone through a process known as osseointegration. Posts become part of the jawbone, so when new restorations are fitted onto the dental implants, they cannot move around, or slip. This reinforces the strength of your new teeth, as well as healthy bone retention.
What Are Different Types of Dental Implants?
There are multiple types of dental implant restorations available in Brooklyn depending on the patient's expectations and resources. Here are a few popular options:
How Do I Go About Getting Dental Implants in Brooklyn, NY?
At your first consultation, we will assess your oral health to determine if dental implants will help you meet your goals in Brooklyn. Dr. Shahin will then create your treatment plan with your involvement and satisfaction. Your dental implant treatment, from surgical implantation to final restoration with the crown, bridge, or denture, is performed at Brooklyn Dentist by Dr. Shahin, so you won’t have to go to multiple dental offices for dental implant care.
To learn more about dental implants in Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Park Slope, and Crown Heights, to make your implant consultation appointment, or to ask about dental implant costs please contact us for assistance.
Frequently Asked Questions
Questions about Getting a Dental Implant in Brooklyn, NY
How do I book a dental implant consultation with an oral surgeon or a dentist near me in Brooklyn?
It is extremely easy to schedule a dental implant consultation. If you live in Bay Ridge, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, or Dumbo, or if you are searching for a dentist that performs dental implants in Williamsburg, Flatbush, Park Slope, or Prospect Heights, you can schedule your dental implant consultation online at any time or over the phone during business hours by calling (718) 230-0909. We also serve patients in Bay Ridge, Borough Park, Brighton Beach, Brownsville, Dyker Heights, Greenpoint, Kensington, Midwood, Red Hook, and any other parts of Brooklyn. Additionally, we offer our dental services to patients in New York City (NYC) in lower Manhattan. We are easily accessible via the subway. You can take trains 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Franklin Avenue Subway Station just passed Barclays Center and within minutes from the Botanical Gardens in Brooklyn.
Questions about Dental Implant Details
What is a single dental implant made up of?
A single dental implant consists of an implant fixture, which is the metal post that is placed into the bone. A healing abutment or a cover-screw in placed on top of the dental implant fixture until it is fused with the bone. Three to six months after the implant fixture placement, a custom abutment or a stock abutment, which is also a metal piece, replaces the healing abutment and is screwed on top of the dental implant fixture. A porcelain crown is then cemented on the abutment. This is known as a cement-retained dental implant crown. There is a second type of implant crown called a screw-retained crown. With a screw-retained crown, the porcelain crown and the abutment are fused together and is one piece. Depending on the type of crown selected, a single-unit dental implant is made up of two or three separate pieces.
What is the difference between a cement-retained and a screw-retained dental implant crown?
When using a screw-retained crown, there is no need for cement, which can be difficult to clean when under the gums. Additionally, if the crown even needs to be removed for any reason, it is much better to have a screw-retained crown as it only needs to be unscrewed. A cement-retained crown might not come off easily, and cutting the crown might ultimately be required. If possible, using a screw-retained crown is typically preferred. On the other hand, there are situations where the dental implant is not parallel with the adjacent dentition. Correcting the angle of the dental implant fixture is almost impossible with a screw-retained crown, and the fixture should be more or less parallel with the adjacent teeth, so if there are any angulation issues, a cement-retained crown might be a better option. With the use of an angled abutment, the lack of parallelism is usually not a problem and can be corrected.