Dental Clinic & Certified Invisalign Provider located in Midtown East Manhattan, New York, NY
If you lose one or more permanent teeth due to trauma, extractions, or poor oral hygiene, consider dental implants. At DentAlign NYC: Kenn Kakosian DDS PhD, in Midtown East, Manhattan, experienced dentist Kenn Kakosian, DDS, PhD, regularly places and restores dental implants. To make an appointment at the practice in New York City, call the office or click the online booking feature today.
Dental Implants Q&A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are screw-like posts made of titanium. They’re placed into your jaw during a brief surgical procedure and integrate with your natural bone over time.
When the integration process is finished, Dr. Kakosian attaches a zirconia restoration to the implants, like crowns, bridges, or a set of implant-retained dentures.
Dental implants closely resemble your permanent teeth. What’s more, if you practice good oral hygiene and visit the dentist regularly, they can last a lifetime.*
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants provide various advantages, including:
- Clearer speech
- Easier biting and chewing
- A more defined jaw
Dental implants also reduce your risk of more serious oral health problems. By replacing missing teeth with implants, you can prevent gum recession, loose teeth, and bone decay.
What does getting dental implants involve?
At DentAlign NYC, getting dental implants takes a series of at least three visits.
First dental implants visit
To see if you qualify for implants, Dr. Kakosian conducts an oral exam and takes a series of oral X-rays. If you have enough bone to support the implants and there are no signs of gum disease or tooth decay, Dr. Kakosian surgically places the implants into your jaw.
The number of implants you get depends on various factors, including how many teeth you’re missing and the type of restoration you desire. Following the surgical procedure, your mouth heals for several months.
Second dental implants visit
When the implants finish integrating with your bone, you return to DentAlign NYC. Dr. Kakosian takes impressions of your mouth and sends them to a dental lab that creates one (or several) custom restorations.
Third dental implants visit
A week or two later, when the lab completes your restorations, you visit DentAlign NYC for the last time. Dr. Kakosian attaches the restorations to your implants and explains how to keep them in optimal condition.
Do dental implants require routine care?
Yes. If you want to prevent damage to your dental implants, it’s important to treat them like your natural teeth.
Dr. Kakosian recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, visiting DentAlign NYC every six months for an oral exam, and wearing a mouthguard when playing sports. Practices like these can preserve your smile for years to come.
To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, make an appointment at DentAlign NYC: Kenn Kakosian DDS PhD, by calling the office or clicking the online scheduling tool today.