Dental implants have become a popular choice for replacing missing teeth and are offered right here at Dental on the Hudson. If you are considering dental implants, let us guide you through the process and enlighten you on the benefits of this transformative service.

A dental implant works as an artificial tooth root, surgically placed into the jawbone. This post acts as a stable foundation for a replacement tooth, whether it is a single tooth, a bridge or a full set of dentures. Dental implants are known for their durability, natural appearance and functionality, making them a preferred choice over traditional dentures or bridges.

Dental implants provide a long-lasting solution for tooth replacement, often lasting many years to a lifetime with regular care. They promote oral health by preventing bone loss and maintaining the integrity of adjacent teeth. Unlike removable dentures, implants allow you to eat your favorite foods with confidence and speak naturally without fear of slipping. Moreover, they enhance your appearance and self-esteem by restoring your smile to its natural beauty.

The implant procedure involves several stages, including placement and the attachment of custom-crafted crowns or prosthetics. We ensure your comfort throughout the process, and our commitment to post-treatment care ensures a successful, lasting outcome. Say goodbye to missing teeth and hello to a rejuvenated smile with dental implants in Riverdale, New York.

Dental Implants FAQ

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots, typically made of titanium, used to support a replacement tooth or bridge. They are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they provide a stable foundation for permanent or removable replacement teeth designed to match your natural teeth. Dental implants are a popular option for people who have lost teeth due to injury, periodontal disease or other reasons. They offer a long-term solution that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth.

What is the dental implant process?

The dental implant process involves several steps. First, a comprehensive evaluation, including X-rays and a treatment plan, is conducted. Next, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. After placement, a healing period of several months is needed for the implant to fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Once healed, an abutment is attached to the implant, serving as a connector for the replacement tooth. Finally, a custom-made restoration is placed on the abutment, completing the restoration. This restoration could be a single crown, a bridge or a denture, depending on how many teeth you are replacing.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants offer numerous benefits, including:

  • They provide a natural appearance and improve speech and comfort compared to removable dentures.
  • Implants are durable and can last many years with proper care, often a lifetime.
  • They also help maintain facial structure by preventing bone loss that can occur when teeth are missing.
  • Dental implants do not require altering adjacent teeth, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
  • They also improve oral health by making it easier to keep your teeth clean.
Who is a candidate for implant dentistry?

Candidates for implant dentistry typically have good oral and overall health. Key factors include having healthy gums and adequate bone density to support the implant. Candidates should also be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Chronic conditions like diabetes or heart disease, heavy smoking or radiation therapy to the head or neck area may affect eligibility. A thorough evaluation by our dentist will determine if dental implants are the right option for you.

Call us at 718-601-2685 to schedule your consultation with our dentist, Dr. Samuel Rosenbaum, to get started on your implant treatment.

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