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Dental Implants

Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants, which are placed in the jawbone, are small anchors made of a bio-compatible metal called titanium. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth. 

Guided Dental Implant Placement

Using CBCT scans and restorative virtual treatment planning, along with specialized training, we are able to provide guided implant placement for our patients.

Using a virtual 3-D model or a physical model, implant placements and the following restorative work can be simulated to create the ideal patient treatment plan. These virtual plans allow the doctor to take multiple aspects of implant placement and restoration into consideration, resulting in optimal aesthetics, function and longevity for the patient’s final restoration. Working with a 3-D model also allows the patient to better understand the procedures and visualize the end result.

Once planning is complete, specialized software can be used to create a surgical guide for use during implant placement. This guide directs the exact location, angle and depth of the implant placement. The use of the guide increases the accuracy, efficiency, safety and predictability of the procedure.

Dental Implant Support Bridge

An implant supported bridge is a restorative solution for spaces where three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The bridge replaces multiple adjacent missing teeth without the use of a denture. This restoration typically requires two implants to support the porcelain bridge. The bridge provides a functional and aesthetic replacement for the patient's natural teeth.

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant supported dentures can be either fixed or removable. This solution requires the placement of two or more implants. If a removable denture is selected, the denture will "snap" on to the implant rather than requiring the use of denture paste or adhesives. Removable dentures can be taken out for cleaning at night.

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.

Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures.

Dental implant placement can also help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.

Full Arch with Four Implants

This procedure is a unique implant solution that allows patients who are missing all of their upper or lower teeth to replace a full arch of teeth using only 4 implants as “anchors”.

This technique offers many advantages over traditional dentures.

Easy to care for, this solution can simulate the look and feel of natural teeth and stay fixed in place with the implants acting as anchors. Patients will not experience the typical rocking and movement or gum irritation associated with dentures. Patients can often leave the same day with a full arch of teeth, reducing both overall cost and healing time for the patient.

Dental implant placement can help alleviate the sunken look that can occur with bone loss in the jaw by stimulating bone growth in the area around the implant. This process is called osseointegration and can also help prevent future bone loss.

With this implant supported full arch, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than with a traditional denture.

Special Price for Dental Implants at NYC Center for Dental Implants

At the NYC Center for Dental Implants, we see patients every day who all want the same thing: to show their teeth when they smile without feeling self-conscious. If you have lost a tooth due to injury or disease, a dental implant service can restore your smile to its original glory and get you back to feeling comfortable and self-confident again. Since dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, they are the ideal choice for replacing missing teeth.

To contact us, please call (646)-835-2979

Dental Implant Restoration

The NYC Center for Dental Implants is the premier source for a wide array of dental services, including dental implants, implant supported bridges and dentures, All-on-4, tooth extraction, temporary crowns and more. On top of all these procedures, we are also proud to offer implant restorations for patients that need help improving the condition of their teeth. Implant restoration is the process of replacing missing teeth using titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, serving as the root onto which the artificial restoration is placed (either a crown or a bridge). This treatment is designed to improve the look, feel, and function of patients’ teeth, while guaranteeing to also stand the test of time. When you come to us for implant restoration, you won’t have to touch up your dental work every few months. This procedure is designed to last for years, saving you time, stress, and money.

When patients visit the NYC Center for Dental Implants, they can expect to be in and out of our office in no time at all. Our efficient implant restoration procedure is designed to restore patients’ teeth with minimal invasiveness and discomfort. If you want to smile wide, eat anything and everything without worrying about an embarrassing tooth-related accident, and maintain your facial shape, restoration is the best way to achieve all this and more.

If you or someone you know is missing teeth and in need of dental work, the NYC Center for Dental Implants is your number one source for implant restoration and other beneficial treatments. To learn more, fill out this contact form and one of our friendly specialists will be in touch with you shortly. We look forward to transforming your smile!

Single Tooth Dental Implant at NYC Center for Dental Implants

At the NYC Center for Dental Implants, we offer reasonably priced dental implant services for all of our patients.  If you would like to learn more about our single tooth implant services, please contact us at (646) 902-1118 to get all your questions answered. We look forward to helping you get the smile of your dreams!

Single Tooth Dental Implant

If you are in need of a single tooth dental implant, you have come to the right place. At the NYC Center for Dental Implants, our trusted team of experts has the knowledge base and skills to outfit you with a high quality, long lasting implant in no time at all. With top-of-the-line, modern technology, we are able to provide the most accurate diagnosis and care for patients needing single tooth dental implants. If you are not in need of a full set of dental implants and would like to be considered for a single tooth implant procedure, read on to learn more about what this service involves, or call our Manhattan, NY office at (929) 376-5580 for more information.

About Single Tooth Dental Implants

When you lose one of your teeth, whether it be due to illness, injury, or any other cause, you may be feeling insecure and unsure of where to turn next. While there are many options out there, dental implants outweigh bridges and dentures in terms of durability, aesthetics, ease, and convenience. The main reason for single tooth dental implants’ superiority is their likeness to healthy, natural tooth. If you are missing a single tooth, a dental implant will replace both your natural tooth and its root, giving you a brand-new synthetic tooth that looks and works exactly like a natural tooth.

The Single Tooth Implant Process

Single tooth implants involve tooth and implant, which acts as the new tooth root, and a false tooth (or pontic), which acts as the new tooth itself. The false tooth is made out a high-grade synthetic plastic and shaped using computer software to fit perfectly in the empty space in a patient’s mouth. The single tooth implant process is simple and straightforward. First, the implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is inserted into your jaw. The implant and the bone is then bonded together to create a foundation for the artificial tooth to adhere to. Lastly, the artificial tooth will be attached to the abutment and the implant will be completed. The result is a natural-looking, fully functional tooth that, if properly cared for, will last a lifetime.

Implant-Supported Dentures at NYC Center for Dental Implants

The beauty of an implant-supported denture is the added support and reassurance it provides. You will never have to think twice about eating certain foods, speaking in front of others, or smiling unabashedly. If you would like to learn more about our implant-supported denture services, contact us and one of our friendly specialists will be in touch with you soon.

Implant Supported Dentures

If you are currently missing teeth and in need of a permanent solution, the NYC Center for Dental Implants can provide you with implant-supported dentures which are designed to be long-lasting, functional, and aesthetically-appealing as well. Our dental procedures are minimally invasive and cost-effective, so you don’t need to suffer physically or financially in the quest for improved oral health. We are dedicated to making this process as stress-free and seamless as possible, for each and every one of our patients.Ideal for patients who have enough bone mass in the jaw for the implant to grip onto, an implant-supported denture is an excellent choice. When our highly trained specialists meet with you, they will assess your oral conditions, using high-tech 3D technology to get a thorough look at the inside of your mouth, and then map out a treatment plan that suits you best.

An implant-supported denture is typically intended for the lower jaw, since that area is less likely to hold a denture as well as the upper jaw, and this device is available in two types: bar retained dentures or ball retained dentures.

With the former, a slim metal bar is adhered to a handful of implants that have been inserted into your jaw. Afterwards, the denture is placed on the bar and secured in place. With the latter, each dental implant is attached to a metal ball (hence the name), and that is then placed into a socket within the denture.

Implant-Supported Bridge at NYC Center for Dental Implants

If you or someone you know has experienced tooth decay and is need of a permanent solution to this problem, the team at NYC Center 4 Dental Implants is here to help. Contact us and one of our friendly staff members will be in touch with you shortly.

Implant Supported Bridge

At the NYC Center for Dental Implants, our team of passionate, highly trained dental professionals is here to provide patients with the very best in dental care. We offer a wide array of services to ensure that everyone who walks through our doors gets the treatment they need in a timely fashion, for an affordable price. Along with providing implants restoration, extraction, temporary crowns, and implant supported dentures, we also offer all-on-four supported bridges. Read on to learn more! Dental implants are designed to support a full lower bridge with as little as four dental implants. This efficient procedure was developed in the ‘90’s, and has exploded in popularity since then. When we perform this service, we fix four implants on the anterior maxilla, which has strong bone density and allows for the highest success rate out there. Designed to support up to 14 prosthetic teeth, this procedure is particularly useful for patients that have experienced a significant amount of bone loss and tooth decay. Since only four implants are required, this surgery is not as invasive as other alternatives, and takes very little time to complete.

Along with the speed and efficiency of the procedure, an implant supported bridge is also long-lasting, so you won’t have to come back to the dentist for repairs anytime soon. This surgery also makes it possible for patients to chew food with ease and smile wide, without any self-consciousness or insecurity. Since the bridge is durable and functional, you can go about your life without having to worry about any embarrassing accidents or inconveniences, like you’d find with dentures.

Dental Implant Bridges at NYC Center for Dental Implants

If you would like to learn more about our implant-supported bridge treatment and all of the other services we provide, contact us and one of our friendly professionals will soon be in touch with you shortly! We look forward to improving your smile!

Dental Implant Bridges

At the NYC Center for Dental Implants, our team of highly trained dental professionals offers a wide array of services to ensure that our patients get efficient and long-lasting, top-notch care that they can rely on. Whether you need a single implant, a full set, implant supported dentures, temporary crows, or an implant-supported bridge,we are here to help you. An implant-supported bridge is a dental prosthesis that is supported by implants containing all teeth in one set. Unlike a typical denture set, this treatment provides added stability and functionality that you just can’t find anywhere else. Aesthetically, you can rest assured that the look of your face won’t be negatively impacted and you won’t have to deal with the perils of bone loss. You’ll be able to smile wide, eat anything you feel like, and never have to think twice about the security of your bridge. We can assure you, when you get an implant-supported bridge, it’s not going anywhere.

An implant-supported bridge is made up of several parts:

1 – The implant itself – this titanium part is inserted into the jawbone. Based on the size of your jaw, your dentist may choose to insert one implant per missing tooth, or skip a few.

2 – Abutment – (cylinder) – this part, made out of gold, porcelain, or titanium, is attached to the implant with a screw.

3 – Restoration (false teeth) – these porcelain crowns are connected to form the bridge and then fused to a metal structure that lies underneath.

 

Emergency Dental Services

When an accident takes place and you find yourself in need of dental services immediately, the staff at NYC Center for Dental Implants is here to help you with all of your urgent dental needs. We offer implants, implant supported bridges, implant supported dentures, restoration, extractions, temporary crowns, and more, ensuring you can find what you need to restore your smile and feel confident again. Our restoration methods are designed to mimic the look and feel of your natural teeth, so you can feel comfortable talking, chewing, and sipping on whatever you want without having to worry about an embarrassing mishap or a painful accident. Our services are designed to stand the test of time so you can emerge from a dental emergency knowing that your new teeth aren’t going anywhere soon.

If you are suffering from a severe tooth ache and require extraction immediately, we will make sure to first apply a numbing agent before carefully loosening the tooth in the gentlest manner possible. Whether you require local anesthesia, conscious sedation, or general anesthesia, we can determine which method will suit you best and allow for the shortest possible recovery time.

Whether your tooth has been knocked out, you’ve lost a filling or a crown, are suffering from severe pain in your jaw or mouth, or feel sudden swelling come on, our staff of friendly, highly trained experts is here to guide you through this stressful time and get you back on your feet, feeling better than ever in no time. If you would like to learn more about all of the services we provide, we would love to hear from you. Contact us and one of our staff members will reach out to you soon!

 

Dental Teeth Extractions

If you are in need of high quality dental work, the NYC Center for Dental Implants is here to help. We understand that visiting a dentist is an anxiety-ridden experience. For this reason, our team makes customer service our top priority, delivering affordable, reliable, efficient dental implants, temporary crowns, and extractions each and every day. A dental extraction is particularly beneficial to patients with teeth that can no longer be saved with restorative materials and need to be removed.

When we perform this procedure, we always numb the area first with a local anesthetic, and then loosen the tooth with a dental instrument called an elevator. Once the tooth has been sufficiently loosened from its socket, we use forceps to gently remove it. In some cases stitches may be needed post-removal, but generally the procedure is over before you know it, with minimal post-op side effects.

In most cases, dental extraction is necessary if the patient is suffering from an infection, tooth decay, gum disease or overcrowding. By removing the tooth in question, the healing process can begin and oral health can be restored in a matter of two to three weeks.

If you or someone you know is in need of dental extraction, the team at the NYC Center for Dental Implants is here to help. Contact us and we will be in touch with you soon to answer all of your questions and set up a consultation. We look forward to helping you smile bigger and brighter!

All-on-4 Dental Implants

At the NYC Center for Dental Implants, we are committed to providing the highest quality dental care to each and every one of our patients. We know that the thought of visiting the dentist can send a chill up people’s spine, but it doesn’t have to be that way. When you come to us, we will provide you with an array of dental solutions that are cost-effective, efficient, and minimally invasive. One of our most popular and revolutionary treatments is known as the All-on-4 procedure. If you would like to learn more about this option, read on for answers to all your questions!

What are the benefits of All-on-4? Along with being an efficient and permanent solution to your dental issues, this procedure prevents future bone loss in the jaw. By preserving the existing bone, you can maintain your facial structure and improve your oral health. Improving your smile can have a profound impact on your sense of self and overall confidence. We aim to help patients smile wider and brighter without having to worry about any issues with their new teeth. Unlike dentures and other non-permanent solutions, this treatment option is appealing to people who don’t want to manually remove their set nightly or worry about it slipping out at an inopportune time. Learn more about the differences between dentures and implants today.

If you are currently struggling with severe dental issues that are impacting your day-to-day and hurting your self-esteem, now is the time to change all of that. Simply fill out this contact form and our staff will reach out to determine if All-on-4 is the right treatment option for your needs. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

What does All-on-4 mean? This treatment provides patients with a full-arch prosthesis on four (hence the name) implants that are placed in the anterior maxilla. This concept was developed and analyzed back in the 1990s, and is now a common practice today.

Who is a candidate for All-on-4? If you have tooth decay, broken teeth, gum disease, and other severe dental issues, you are likely a strong candidate for this procedure.

What is the All-on-4 procedure like? This treatment, is at its core, designed to replace missing teeth and provide a permanent, same-day solution with the help of a bridge or denture. Whether you have issues with your upper or lower teeth, we will use only four implants to treat the issue. By using precise technology, we can get you in and out of our office with a new smile and minimal post-op downtime.

Dental Implants vs. Dentures

Oftentimes, patients come to the NYC Center for Dental Implants looking to learn more about our services. People often want to understand what a dental implant really entails, and how it differs from traditional dentures. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff is here to walk you through every step of the process to determine which customized treatment plan suits you best. If you are a candidate for traditional implants and would like to get a better understanding, read on to find out how dental implants differ from dentures so you can make the right decision. Dental implants look, feel, and act like natural teeth, are proven safe and effective, designed to last for years, require minimal upkeep to endure a lifetime of wear and tear, encourage bone growth, and stop bone loss in its tracks. Teeth that have been restored with implants are impervious to cavities down the road, making them even more appealing.

Traditional dentures, on the other hand, require overnight soaking. They are prone to bacteria, removable, likely to slip out when you least expect them to, and not designed to last for a lifetime. Even though the quality of dentures has improved over time, they are still not the most desirable choice for people who are not into heavy upkeep.

With dentures, you have to second guess yourself whenever you take a big bite of food or a big sip of a drink, worrying that you will lose your dentures in the process. Not only is that stressful and embarrassing, it’s also a nuisance to have to worry about.

If you do not have any gum or jaw issues and you are looking to replace missing teeth, dental implants, which are surgically inserted into the jawbone, are an excellent option. If you maintain basic oral hygiene, you can hold on to your implants for decades. Whether you have just one or two teeth in need of replacement, or you are missing a whole set, this is a viable option for patients of all kinds.

If you would like to learn more about the dental implant services offered at the NYC Center for Dental Implants, we would love to hear from you! Contact us and we will reach out to answer all your questions and find out if this treatment option is the right choice for your needs. We look forward to improving the look and feel of your smile, so you can go through life feeling confident and secure once again!

Dental Veneers

NYC Center for Dental Implants is the place to contact if you are looking to get cosmetic veneers for your teeth in the Manhattan Borough NYC area. Our dental team works with patients to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing smile possible through a variety of different techniques, and veneers are a very popular choice. A veneer is simply a layer that is placed over an existing tooth and bonded to it permanently to improve its appearance. Veneers can be used to cover imperfections such as marks on teeth or stains, or simply to provide a smile makeover. We utilize them for many of our patients and the results can truly be amazing.


What are veneers?

Simply put, dental veneers are custom made moldings that fit over and cover the front of your teeth. They can be made from different materials, and are tooth colored so that you have a natural, attractive smile.

Who is a good fit for veneers?

If you are over 18 and have chipped, crooked, cracked, or misshaped teeth, then you may be a good fit for veneers, which function as an attractive alternative to traditional crowns.

When should (or shouldn’t) you get veneers?

If you are not fully confident in your smile, you should always at least speak to your dentist to see if it’s a good solution. Almost anyone can be a potential candidate for dental veneers, as they’re perhaps the least invasive cosmetic restoration procedure and your tooth structure remains intact.

However, if you grind or clench your teeth on a regular basis, they may not be the best choice, since your veneers can break. While a bite guard can be used to minimize the stress, we recommend all-on-four dental implants in that situation. Finally, if you have an active gum disease, then veneers may not be the first choice.

How long do veneers last?

Veneers are made to last a long time—up to 15 years, if not longer. They shouldn’t stain or change color over time. Please speak to one of our dentists for more information on how long yours will last.

What is the application procedure?

First, your tooth will be reshaped to make room for the veneer’s added thickness. Excess enamel may be removed to do this, and if necessary a local anesthetic can be used. Once your tooth is prepared, our cosmetic dentists will make an impression, which your dental technician will use to make your veneer. We will make sure that it matches the color of your other teeth by using a shade guide so it looks completely natural.

During the next visit, we will show you the completed veneer to make sure it meets your satisfaction. We will then bond the veneer in place with a special adhesive of resin cement, so it remains fastened to your tooth. We will do a follow up check with you in approximately a week after the initial bonding to make sure everything is perfect and that you’re happy with your new dental veneers.

What are veneers made of?

Dental veneers are commonly made out of either porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers are more stain resistant than resin veneers are, and they look more natural when it comes to reflecting light, just like your natural teeth do. However, it’s best to speak with your cosmetic dentist before to discuss your alternatives.

What types of veneers are there and when are they used?

  • Porcelain veneers are perhaps the most common, traditional veneers that have been used for over seven decades. They’re the strongest and more durable, but may require numbing shots for the application. They are also more difficult to repair.

  • Composite veneers are a less costly option that do not last as long, but can be much more easily repaired. They can also be applied in one visit and provide equally attractive smiles.

  • Palatal veneers are used for the interior surface of your teeth, to strengthen them from behind and prevent further wear and tear.

  • Zirconia veneers are best for patients who have teeth that have suffered more damage and decay. Stronger than traditional porcelain, they provide structural reinforcement to more compromised teeth.

If you are interested in learning more about dental veneers, NYC Center for Dental Implants will create a customized treatment plan for you. Our dentists and dental assistants spend time with our patients to understand patient needs and provide education on options.

Contact us for a consultation and treatment plan for you veneer options.

Teeth Whitening

Have you ever looked in the mirror and felt insecure about your smile? Do you feel uncomfortable showing your teeth? Have you ever wanted a whiter grin?

If you’ve found yourself wishing for a brighter, whiter smile, NYC Center for Dental Implants is here for you. Our cosmetic dentistry services can help you see your best smile yet, offering expert in-house whitening services to improve appearance and self-confidence to patients across Manhattan.

Teeth bleaching and teeth whitening sound synonymous, but these two procedures are actually quite different. Teeth bleaching refers to products that are able to take teeth past their natural state of whiteness. However, this process can be potentially dangerous, eroding the protective coating on the surface of the teeth through the use of components like bleach.

Teeth whitening, on the other hand, uses carefully created treatments to restore a tooth’s natural surface color by removing staining and debris. Teeth whitening is often safer and more sustainable for patients.

Teeth Whitening Service at NYC Center for Dental Implants

Almost everyone is a candidate for teeth whitening. If you’re uncomfortable with the color of your teeth, want to improve self-confidence, or simply want to remove unsightly coloration, teeth whitening may be the perfect solution. While the extent of a whiting procedure will vary from one person to another, your dentist can help you find the perfect path forward. Sold at drug stores and in groceries, over-the-counter teeth whitening products often exist in the form of strips, mouthwashes, and toothpastes. These products can address staining on the surface of teeth but generally yield mild results, if any. Take-home treatments are provided by a professional dentist or fitted in a dental office and given to patients to use at home.

Treatments like whitening trays often originate in an office and come with professional-grade gels or pastes to be used on a daily basis. While more expensive than OTC alternatives, take-home treatments are often far more effective than simple strips. The most advanced option, in-office whitening uses expert treatment tactics to whiten and brighten in a few simple sessions. Many in-office whitening options affect the teeth by breaking down stains through the penetration of oxygen on a molecular level, providing superior results that can’t be achieved with at-home products. Whitening in a dental office may require more than one appointment, but the outcome often lasts far longer.

If you are seeking a solution for whiter teeth and a better smile, NYC Center for Dental Implants is here for you. Contact us today to learn more about what we have to offer! Call today to learn more about your teeth whitening options!

Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’ve ever wanted a brighter, whiter, or more vibrant smile, you’re in the right place. NYC Center for Dental Implants in Manhattan is fully equipped to improve the look and feel of your teeth, providing cosmetic and functional solutions to help you put your best face forward. Explore our options below or give us a call to learn more about how we can help you. A missing tooth can be embarrassing or uncomfortable, particularly as an adult. If you’re missing a single tooth, or several teeth, dental implants can be used to improve your smile and provide an all-natural appearance. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement, implants can look and function exactly like a natural tooth, providing a seamless experience that can restore both chewing abilities and self-confidence.

For those missing multiple teeth, dentures are among the most convenient and comfortable alternatives available. Flexible, durable, and easy to use, dentures have long been a favorite solution for significant tooth loss. If you are considering dentures to address missing teeth, our team is happy to help, providing assistance in a way that will not harm the gums or jawbone. Crowns are an important option in dentistry, providing a cap or cover for a tooth that halts current problems and eliminates the risk of future damage.

A secure way to fill gaps in the teeth or restore a smile with broken, cracked, or partially missing teeth, crowns can recreate the look of a full, straight, and vibrant smile. Ideal for those with capped, damaged, or otherwise marginally flawed teeth who do not want to pursue surgery, implants, or crowns, bonding can be the perfect solution. Using a tooth-colored resin to fill gaps, cracks, and other issues, bonding is a low-cost way to create a great smile. Unlike surgical solutions or most orthodontia, bonding may require reapplications in the future.

For those who are missing teeth but aren’t interested in dentures or dental implants, bridges can be a simple and effective compromise. Designed to fill the gap left by one or more missing teeth, bridges use an artificial tooth and connect to the adjacent tooth or teeth to create a seamless smile. Bridges are frequently used for missing or decayed teeth and do not require a surgical procedure to fit or install. If you want to correct your smile, NYC Center for Dental Implants is just a phone call away. Get in touch with us today to learn more about our cosmetic dentistry opportunities! Schedule an appointment for cosmetic dentistry today!

 

Dental Crowns

NYC Center for Dental Implants does many cosmetic crowns at our Manhattan facility. A crown is essentially a cap for a tooth. Crowns are used to save badly damaged or deteriorated teeth, while serving as a support to a bridge when needed. Types of crowns include metal alloy, gold allow, ceramic, and porcelain-fused crowns.

Crowns provide strength to the tooth, and they can be made to blend with the surrounding teeth if done with cosmetic-grade materials. Dentists also use crowns as part of the dental implant procedure. Dentists use each of these crowns in different situations, based on a combination of preference and cost to the patient.

It’s important to realize that when it comes to crowns there is no one “best” crown. There are a wide variety of dental crowns available, each offering different benefits and potential drawbacks, which you should take into consideration. Before deciding on a final type of crown, it’s important to consult with one of our expert New York cosmetic dentists. But before you give us a call, take a moment to familiarize yourself with the different types of dental crowns we offer.


Gold alloy crowns

As the name suggests, these dental crowns are made fully out of metal. Perhaps the most common option is the classic gold crown; however, silver colored metals are available. They’re chosen for their superior strength, since they’re 100% metal. Gold alloy crowns also offer the best longevity: The chance of any repair or replacement is almost zero. However, the main disadvantage is the color: It doesn’t look natural at all. Therefore, it’s best for anterior teeth, where they are less visible. It’s also important to make sure that you do not have a metal allergy, but beyond that there are few drawbacks. Gold alloy crowns are ideal for patients who need work in the back of their mouth and want the most long lasting dental crown possible; it’s also a good choice if you don’t care particularly about how natural the final product looks.

Ceramic crowns

Most commonly used for restoring front teeth, ceramic crowns are known for blending in with your natural tooth color. All-ceramic or all-porcelain dental crowns provide the benefit of being the best option for people with metal allergies and for those who want their dental crowns to look as close as possible to their original teeth. However, they are not as durable as metal crowns. Ceramic crowns are ideal for your front teeth that show most prominently (incisors and canines).

Porcelain fused-to-metal crowns

While these are not as aesthetically pleasing as ceramic crowns, PFM crowns are crowns that are full cast and have porcelain fused onto most (or all) of the tooth). A hybrid of porcelain and metal crowns, they are the most preferred option since they can blend perfectly in with your teeth. PFM crowns are strong and last for many years; however, you will lose some of your tooth structure due to their metal base. These are a good fit for patients who do not have any gum disease and want a dental crown that will last for years to come.

Base metal alloy crowns

Chosen for requiring the least amount of your healthy teeth to be removed, base metal alloys crowns are composed of non-noble metals that can resist corrosion, creating a durable crown. For temporary crowns, stainless steel or aluminum is used. For more permanent crowns, nickel, chromium, or iron may be used. These are a good match for molars that are out of sight or are less visible. While the more affordable option, it’s recommended to choose a high noble dental alloy.

While the procedure varies slightly based on the type of dental crown used, the general procedure involves our New York dentists examining the tooth that needs the crown to ensure it’s not at risk of infection or decay. If there is a risk, a root canal may be needed. Then, the tooth will then be filed down so there’s room for the crown (all metal crowns require less healthy tooth structure to be removed.) We may also build up the tooth structure if you are missing too much tooth. We’ll then make an impression of the tooth, as well as surrounding teeth, and send them to a lab for the crowns to be made. You will receive a temporary crown in the meantime. (You can learn more about that here.)

When you come back, the dental crown will be placed after removing the temporary crown. You can also check to make sure the new crown is perfect before we begin the procedure. We will then use a numbing agent while cementing the new crown into place—and then you’re all ready to go.

There are many factors to consider when it comes to selecting the right crown. Our team will help you choose the option that is right for your unique needs. Contact us today to get started.

 

Temporary Dental Crowns

Temporary Crowns, occasionally dubbed “flippers” are temporary teeth which are worn by the patient while waiting for the final dental restoration. Our highly trained dental specialists will ensure you have all the directions you need to properly maintain and care for your temporary crown, to avoid infection and other complications. Since these non-permanent restorations provide both comfort and cosmetic benefits, it’s important to make sure to follow the guidelines provided by the highly trained professionals at the NYC Center for Dental Implants, to ensure your final restoration is completed properly. When you first come to our offices, we will use our high-tech equipment to carefully examine and prepare your tooth for this procedure. Once we have performed the temporary crown implantation, we will give you a set of guidelines to keep in mind before you come back for your permanent crown. First, be sure to avoid chewing any sticky or hard foods, particularly raw fruit, vegetables, gum or caramel. Next, we recommend you minimize chewing anything on the treated side of your mouth, for the same reason as avoiding certain foods: you want to lessen the odds that your crown will pop off. Lastly, when you floss around the temporary crown, make sure to slide the floss in and out rather than yanking it upwards. By taking extra care, you will ready to switch to a permanent crown with zero issues.

If you or someone you know is currently in need of a temporary crown, the team at NYC Center for Dental Implants is here to help. Contact us and one of our friendly staff members will be in touch with you shortly!

Cosmetic Bonding

NYC Center for Dental Implants offers cosmetic bonding services as part of our practice in Manhattan. Dental bonding is often used in cosmetic procedures, either as a standalone service or in combination with other treatments. Bonding refers to the use of a resin material that is then heated and cured to form a particular shape, fill in an area, or serve as an agent for another surface to adhere to permanently. There are two primary types of bonding you’ll see done in our practice; they are referred to as direct and indirect dental bonding.

While bonding in general is used to repair damage or decay to your chipped teeth, there are two main forms of dental body: Indirect and direct bonding. Composite resin is used in both forms of bonding, but from there each form of bonding follows a different procedure.

Direct dental bonding takes place when tooth colored fillings (composite restorations) are placed on the affected teeth so that they return to their original state (whether in size, shape, or color.) The direct dental bonds, as the name suggests, is placed directly on your tooth by our dentists and then shaped to look as aesthetically pleasing as possible before being left to “dry.” This form of bonding is preferred for teeth towards the front of your mouth, since they’re easiest to place and provide the most visually appealing final results. And since no lab appointment is required, the process happens much more quickly.

For indirect dental bonding, there is a lab appointment required, where the fillings need to be created and then “dried.” We will need an impression of your teeth, which is used by the dental technician to make the bonding onto the replica (“indirectly”), before being sent back to your dentist for the dentist for the actual bonding. This process is used more commonly for teeth towards the back of your mouth to keep shrinking to a minimum, as well as for larger restorations.

For more permanent, durable solutions, we may recommend other kinds of dental work, depending on the desired results. If you are interested in learning more about our cosmetic procedures, or you would like to know more about what is involved in a complete smile makeover, we’d love to hear from you. Contact our office today to schedule an appointment or a consultation. We’ll talk you through all the available options and help you set a course for treatment. You’ll be on your way to a new and improved smile in no time!

 

Dental Bridges

NYC Center for Dental Implants, located in Manhattan NYC, customizes a patient’s cosmetic dental bridges for their unique needs. We will talk you through the options available to you and make recommendations for your treatment plan.


What do bridges do?

Dental bridges literally “bridge” the gaps that you have between missing teeth. It’s composed of either two or more crowns on the sides of the gap, and they’re supported by your natural teeth or implants. Bridges have pontics, or fake teeth, which are held in place by the dental crowns. However, there are different types of dental bridges available.

Why do I need a dental bridge?

Having missing teeth is no laughing matter. Just missing one tooth can affect all the other teeth and cause the closest ones to tilt towards the empty space. Teeth opposite the gap may even shift up or down, which can affect how you bite and cause chronic pain. You may also suffer from bone shrinkage, which will cause your jawbone’s shape to morph over time. Depending on how you lost your tooth, you may also be at risk of infection, making it all the more important to see one of our New York dentists for tooth replacement.

What are the benefits?

Once you have a dental bridge, your bite will be restored, and your face will be able to keep its natural shape and structure. You will be able to speak and chew properly again, and your other teeth will stop drifting out of position. That said, the benefits are not only physical: Bridges will also help you be able to smile confidently and without shame.

What are the different kinds of dental bridges available?

There are four main types of dental bridges that we use and recommend to our patients needing tooth replacement, dependent on different factors.

  • Traditional dental bridges. The most popular type of bridge, traditional dental bridges are held in place by dental crowns and are made of either one or more pontics. We use traditional bridges if you have natural teeth on both sides of the gap; however, since we have to remove the enamel from your adjacent teeth in order to make room for the crown, the other teeth will need to be protected with crowns. These bridges are made of porcelain that’s been fused to metal, or ceramics.

  • Cantilever bridges. If you have adjacent teeth on only one side of the missing tooth, then Cantilever bridges will be used. They are similar to traditional bridges with the only difference being that the pontic’s support comes from an abutment (dental crown) on only one side.

  • Maryland bridges. Seen as a more “conservative” option to traditional bridges while still sharing many similarities, Maryland bridges have a pontic held in place by a framework of metal or porcelain, which is then bonded onto the back of the abutment teeth next to your missing tooth. The advantage this offers is that since this bridge isn’t held in place by crowns, no filing needs to be done to the adjacent teeth.

  • Implant-supported bridges. Instead of using crowns or frameworks, these bridges use dental implants instead of crowns or frameworks. For each missing tooth, you will have one implant surgically placed, which will hold the bridge in place. While it is the strongest system, it does require at least two surgeries: One for the implant embedding, and one to place the bridges. This will take no less than 5 months for you to have the final bridge. It’s worth noting that dental implants are also a solution for replacing your teeth, each with different benefits and drawbacks. (You can learn more about our dental implants solutions right here.) With so many different dental bridges available, you can rest easy knowing that our experienced cosmetic dentists in New York will work with you to find the perfect solution for your teeth replacement procedure.

Contact our team of dental implant and bridge specialists to learn more about your restorative options and achieve the smile you have always wanted.