New Dimension Dentistry
Cosmetic, Family and General Dentists located in Midtown Manhattan, New York, NY
Dental implants offer a sturdy, natural-looking and feeling replacement for missing teeth. At New Dimension Dentistry in Manhattan’s Midtown East neighborhood, Doris Giraldo, DDS, is a dental implant specialist who can restore your smile. Call the New York City office or book an appointment online to learn more about dental implants and why they are favored as the way to solve gaps left by missing teeth.
Dental Implants Q&A
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants offer a permanent solution to teeth that have been lost to decay, injury, or other causes. The implant itself is a petal post inserted directly into your jawbone. The post replicates a tooth root. Onto this post, Dr. Giraldo places a crown to restore the look and function of the tooth.
Why should I consider dental implants?
Dental implants are a superior choice when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Compared to dentures, dental implants don’t slip and slide. They feel just like your natural teeth when you chew, speak, and smile.
Dental implants provide numerous benefits, including:
- Lasting solution to missing teeth
- Comfortable fit
- Natural appearance
- Support for your jawbone
- Preservation of your natural facial structure and volume
Unlike dental bridges, you don’t have to file down neighboring teeth when you receive an implant. Implants can replace one tooth or multiple teeth. They can even provide support for stable implant-supported dentures.
Dental implants prevent the bone loss that occurs over time with a missing tooth. Because they’re inserted into your bone, implants continue to stimulate growth, so you don’t end up with the slack jawline and lose facial volume associated with tooth loss.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. You must have healthy gums and enough bone to support the metal post.
When evaluating your oral health and suitability for implants, Dr. Giraldo considers:
- The number of teeth you’re missing
- The health of your gums
- If your jaw has finished growing
Children and adolescents aren’t usually candidates for implants.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Dental implants are long-lasting restorations that deserve the same care and hygiene as your natural teeth.
Dental implants are affixed in your mouth and don’t need to be removed for soaking or brushing. They can last a lifetime if you brush regularly, floss daily, and schedule regular professional cleanings. Maintain good gum health and avoid biting hard objects, such as ice cubes or popcorn kernels.
Dental implants change your smile, boost your self-esteem, and restore oral health. Call New Dimension Dentistry to schedule your consultation.