Missing teeth affect every aspect of life, from confidence to eating habits. While dentures, crowns, and bridges are durable solutions for missing teeth, no replacement option is as durable as dental implants. YooKyung Park, DDS, and her expert team offer high-quality dental implant options at Park Dental NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, New York, restoring your smile’s function and aesthetics. To learn more, call or schedule an appointment online today.
Dental implants replace missing teeth from the root of your tooth to the crown. Most traditional replacement options, like crowns, bridges, and dentures, rest on your gums. They only replace the crowns of the teeth, which are visible above the gum line.
By replacing the roots, which connect your teeth to your jawbone, dental implants provide a stable foundation for prosthetic teeth that look and feel like a natural set.
Dental implants can permanently replace missing teeth. Popular benefits include:
Dental implants offer a natural and aesthetically pleasing look, seamlessly blending with your existing teeth to enhance your smile.
Restore proper chewing and speaking functions with implants that fuse to your jawbone.
Dental implants outlast all other teeth replacement options, often lasting 25 years or more.
Because they can’t shift or loosen like dentures, dental implants feel as comfortable as your natural teeth.
Dr. Park and her team assess your gums, teeth, and tooth-supporting bone to determine whether you’re a candidate for dental implants. If you don’t have sufficient bone density to support the implants, they may recommend a bone graft.
Recovery after this procedure can take up to 3-4 months. Before dental implant surgery, the team also removes any damaged or decayed teeth.
Before surgery, the team administers anesthesia so you may slip in and out of consciousness. Next, Dr. Ng-A-Fook creates an access hole in your gum tissue and jawbone to insert the implant. Finally, he stitches the incision and packs your mouth with gauze. Your mouth may be tender and swollen for 1-2 weeks after the procedure.
The healing process takes about 6-12 weeks. Once your mouth fully heals, Dr. Park and her team take impressions using the iTero® intraoral scanner to create your replacement teeth. They may recommend single or multiple crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures, which they connect at your final appointment.
Call Park Dental NYC today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about dental implants.