Dental Implants in SoHo
Looking at tooth replacements can be stressful. There are so many options, and some of them seem like they’re out of your price range. How soon can you have them? Do they look natural? Does it hurt? These are all important questions that can help you arrive at the best possible decision for your smile restoration and your health.
As your New York City dentist’s office, we want to help. We can walk you through your options, including payment plans, so you aren’t barred from life-altering restorative dentistry services like dental implants. With implants, you could have new, permanent teeth that look and feel as good as new.
What Is the Implant Process Like?
Your new smile starts with the design. We use an intraoral scanner and X-rays to determine if you have sufficient bone density for implants. The scanner will map out your existing teeth and gum tissue, and the software will allow us to build a replacement tooth that fits your mouth and looks natural. We can even improve the aesthetics of your smile by tweaking the design.
If you’re healthy enough to support an implant, our dentist will schedule your dental implant procedure. During the surgery, the post of the implant is set into the jawbone and left to heal. Over the next several months, the bone will integrate with the post, strengthening its hold. For people with extensive bone loss, implants can sometimes be installed above the jaw bone but under the gums in the form of a metal framework.
Once the implants have healed, the crowns are attached to a connector piece called the abutment. The crown is the full, visible tooth and can be made from a variety of beautiful, long-lasting materials.
What Are Dental Implants Made of?
The posts that act as the root of the replacement tooth can be made of titanium (often used for other medical implants) or zirconia (a type of ceramic). Zirconia implants are great for people with metal allergies and sensitivities. Though they’re not as durable as titanium, zirconia is a strong contender in many other ways.
Zirconia implants are:
- Bioinert. Your body won’t reject or attack the implants.
- Resistant to corrosion. The material won’t weaken or break down very quickly.
- Strong and durable. One study from the National Institute of Health (NIH) found that transformation-toughened zirconia such as the zirconia used in implants can withstand a bending force of more than 900 MegaPascal. When converted to pounds per square inch, this amount of pressure is comparable to titanium’s tensile strength.
- Reduces plaque formation. A review of current research on NIH found that Zirconia reduces plaque formation on the implant surface, allowing for better healing and therefore, more successful implants.
With either titanium or zirconia implants, you have a high likelihood of success. According to the Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry, between 90 and 95 percent of implants are successful. In other words, the odds are really high that you’ll enjoy a lifelong smile restoration through dental implants.
Your Choice of Dental Crown
The most visible part of your implant is the crown itself. There are many kinds of dental crowns to choose from, including:
- Porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM)
- Composite resin
How Much Are Dental Implants?
The cost of dental implants varies depending on your location, the office, and the kind of implant you choose. In New York City, your implant could cost anywhere from $1,000 to $6,000 per tooth. If that seems like too high a price tag, talk to our staff. We offer insurance and payment options to accommodate your budget. If you plan on having a lot of restorations done, you could join our membership program and enjoy discounts on all of your dental procedures.
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Choose Our Dental Office in SoHo for Your Smile Restoration
Dental implants never get cavities and your crowns can be crafted to remake your smile. Have you always wanted pearly whites that rival a celebrity’s perfect teeth? We can do that for you with modern technology at our disposal. Come to Greene Street Dental and talk to our dentist about dental implants. We can assess your eligibility and go over your options.
Book online or call (212) 226-5777 today.