Dental implants are false teeth that fit into your gums with the help of a small rod. Dental implants are an excellent solution to the problem of having missing teeth, because they have the same amount of strength as your natural teeth, in comparison to dentures, which have about 20% of the strength of your natural teeth. Dental implants are one of the newer treatments made possible by modern dentistry, and they're one of the most popular choices among those with missing teeth.
If missing teeth aren't replaced, several problems can arise. Patients can experience shifting, bite problems, additional tooth loss, an increased risk of gum disease, and decreased self-confidence. Dental implants solve all of these problems. Unlike a bridge, partial, or denture, dental implants require no support from surrounding teeth. A bridge is usually secured to crowns placed on the two teeth on either side of the bridge. Partials rely on clasps that attach to neighboring teeth for support. In most cases, dentures are held in place with natural suction or an adhesive. A dental implant, however, is secured to a replacement tooth root, the implant post. Each dental implant restoration stands alone, just like a natural tooth.
Dr. Kamdar and Dr. Awad work with a local oral surgeon or periodontist in an interdisciplinary approach to dental implant placement. This means, as your general dentist, Dr. Kamdar or Dr. Awad will oversee your entire dental implant case, coordinating your treatment plan, from start to finish, with the specialist. In a brief oral surgery, the specialist will precisely fit small, biocompatible implant posts into the sockets left by your missing teeth. Jawbone naturally integrates with the post to form a solid foundation for the replacement tooth. Once your mouth heals, you’ll return to Preferred Dental Care, and the dentist will design and place your restoration. You’ll regain the ability to eat whatever you like, whenever you like. You’ll also speak and smile with confidence knowing your dental implants look sensational.
Dental implants can anchor a bridge, partial, or denture, eliminating the need for external stabilization. Read more about dental-implant-retained dentures and Mini Dental Implants here.
Conveniently located in the Chelsea area, on W. 27th St. in Manhattan, Preferred Dental Care is the dental care provider of choice for discerning professionals in the Manhattan, Chelsea, and Midtown areas. With aesthetic restorative dentistry, a sincere respect for your time, and personalized, professional service, our team will give you more than one reason to share your smile. Call today, and ask about our New Patient Special.