Dental Implants on the Upper East Side
Minoli & Vijay, DDS PC provides dental implant services in NYC. Call 212-888-4140 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental implants are the best solution for missing teeth because they are the only option that addresses tooth loss both above and below the gumline. The result is a stronger bite, better oral health, and a restoration that looks, feels, and functions more like your natural tooth.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
A single tooth dental implant has three components: the dental implant itself, a crown to replace the visible portion of your missing tooth, and an abutment piece to connect the two. When compared to a traditional dental bridge, a single tooth dental implant is preferable because it doesn’t require the support of surrounding teeth.
Implant Supported Bridges
Implant supported bridges are used when three or more adjacent teeth need to be replaced. The two outermost teeth are replaced with dental implants; these implants then support a porcelain bridge. This type of restoration is aesthetic and functional, offering more stability than a traditional bridge.
Implant Supported Dentures
When most or all of the teeth in an arch are missing, an implant supported denture may be used as an alternative to a traditional denture. These restorations can be full or partial; fixed or removable. A partial implant supported denture is typically supported by at least two implants, while a full arch denture requires four or more. Patients who have had traditional dentures in the past find that implant supported dentures are more comfortable and convenient, as they are more secure and do not require denture adhesives or pastes.
Full Arch with Only Four Implants
The full arch with only four implants procedure is a unique implant-based restoration that replaces an entire arch of upper or lower teeth using four implants as anchors. This procedure may be suitable for patients who are not candidates for a traditional implant supported denture.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
How much do implant teeth cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on a number of factors, including the type of restoration you are getting, the material it will be made from, how many teeth need to be replaced, and whether any supplemental procedures are required. During your consultation, we will provide you with an estimate of your out-of-pocket costs.
How painful is getting a dental implant?
We use local anesthetic to ensure that you experience no pain or discomfort during your dental implant placement. In the hours after your procedure, the anesthetic will wear off and you will begin to feel some tenderness at the site, but this is usually mild.
Can dental implants be done in one day?
There are some dental implant procedures that can be completed in a single day. We can determine if you are a candidate for one of these restorations during your consultation.
Is it better to get dentures or implants?
Dental implants are considered the gold standard because they prevent bone loss in the jaw by replacing the roots of missing teeth. That said, every patient has their own unique circumstances, so we can only determine which is better for you by examining you in person.
Can you get dental implants if you have had dentures for years?
Yes, many of our patients get dental implants after years—sometimes even decades!—of wearing dentures. If you’ve had dentures for a while, you may need bone grafting or a sinus lift prior to dental implant placement, but other than that, there is no reason why having dentures would impact your ability to get dental implants.
Call 212-888-4140 to schedule your appointment.