Missing teeth do a lot more than just make holes in your smile; they can actually do a lot of damage to your overall oral health. Dental implants have become one of today’s most popular solutions for missing teeth, and at Smile Design Manhattan in New York City’s Midtown West, you can get state-of-the-art ceramic implants to give you a healthy, metal-free alternative to traditional titanium implants. To learn more about how Smile Design Manhattan can improve your smile with ceramic implants, schedule a visit today by calling the office or booking online.
Dental implants are small posts that are implanted in your jawbone and function as a replacement for your tooth root. Your implant actually fuses with your jawbone, providing an incredibly strong foundation for your dentist at Smile Design Manhattan to place a crown, bridge, or dentures.
Since they mimic the structure of your natural tooth, restorations with dental implants feel and function just like the rest of your real teeth.
Dental implants are typically made of titanium, but more and more people today are discovering that they have metal allergies, making a titanium implant less than ideal. Ceramic (or zirconia) implants offer a revolutionary alternative for patients who are looking for metal-free implants.
As a method for replacing missing teeth, ceramic implants have a variety of benefits, such as:
Ceramic implants are the closest you can come to having your natural tooth suddenly grow back.
Your dentist at Smile Design Manhattan can install your ceramic implant in just a few office visits. During your first visit, your dentist assesses the health of your jawbone. If there’s not enough healthy bone to support the implant, they perform a bone graft to help create a stronger foundation.
Once your jaw is ready, your dentist makes a tiny incision in your gums, drills a small hole in your jawbone, and places the dental implant in your bone socket. He then stitches you up and sends you home while your gums heal and the implant fuses to your jaw.
After about 3-9 months, the implant is firmly fused, and you come back to Smile Design Manhattan to have your abutment attached. The abutment is a small screw that connects to the implant and sticks out above the gumline.
Once your abutment is in place, your dentist seals your restoration on top and sends you home with a smile that feels full, functional, and comfortable.
Missing teeth don’t grow back, but at Smile Design Manhattan, they can be replaced with extremely natural ceramic implants. To get started on your journey toward a fuller smile with ceramic implants, book a visit today by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduling tool.