Our dental office only uses top quality dental implants from Straumann, headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. It’s the largest and most advanced dental implant company in the world.
Dr. Navid Rahmani is an internationally recognized, Board Certified Periodontist and top rated dental implant specialist. All dental implant procedures are performed in our Midtown Manhattan dental center.
Dental implants usually have three main components which are the implant post or screw, the abutment and the tooth restoration.
The Implant Post
The implant post is inserted directly into the jawbone during a small surgical procedure. The post is shaped to closely replicate the shape of a natural tooth root and may be tapered towards its end. Implant posts come in a variety of shapes and sizes, according to the implant system chosen by Dr. Rahmani and the size of the tooth being replaced. The actual post is hollow to allow the abutment to be screwed into the post.
The abutment screws into the implant post and is attached in preparation for the implant tooth. It is used to support the implant tooth and the design depends on the final restoration.
Abutments used to support single crowns or bridges look almost like little stubby teeth, protruding just above the gum line. Abutments used to support dentures are quite different as the denture clips onto the abutment, or the abutments may have a special bar attached that will support the denture.
The Implant Restoration
An implant restoration can be a crown, bridge or an implant supported denture. Regardless of the restoration used, it will completely cover up the dental implant underneath so only your new tooth will be visible.
Although traditionally dental implants have three separate parts, some implants are fabricated as a single structure, consisting of the implant post and the abutment.
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If you have any questions regarding Dental Implants in NYC or to make an appointment please call our Midtown Manhattan dental implants center:
NYC Dental Implants Center
225 East 64th Street Ste 1B
New York, New York 10065
(64th St. btw 2nd/3rd Ave.)