Dental implants are replacements for natural teeth that have either been removed or are missing, available at Elite Dental Arts in New York. These implants are better alternatives to procedures like bridges because dental implants require no alteration of other teeth. Dr. Nick M. Mobilia and our oral surgeon Dr. Harvey Grossman offer dental implant services to our patients.
The entire implant process itself takes a few months to complete. The first part of the procedure is to install the implant within the mouth. This implant is a dental screw that will be inserted into the jaw bone. During this procedure, the patient will be under general anesthesia. Discuss any and all concerns with our staff, and we are more than happy to find a solution that works best for you. Once the patient is sedated, an incision is made into the gums. The dental implant is then inserted. After everything is finished, the gums will be sutured shut.
The implant will need 3-6 months to fully heal. During this process, the jaw bone will form around the implant. If needed, temporary crowns can be installed to allow you to eat and speak normally. Once the implant has healed, the next step can be taken. An abutment is placed onto the implant. This will be the base of your new tooth. From this, an impression will be made, which will be made into your permanent restoration. The permanent restoration will then be placed at your last appointment.
Dr. Nick M. Mobilia and Dr. Harvey Grossman are available for consultation and examinations through appointment. Contact Elite Dental Arts in New York by visiting our website or by calling 212-681-0939.