How Does a Dental Implant Work?

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Dental Implant Treatment Phases

Dr. Navid Rahmani is an internationally recognized, Board Certified Periodontist and best-rated dental implant specialist. All procedures are performed in our Midtown NYC dental center.

How Does a Dental Implant Work?

dental implant rodThe easiest way to think of a dental implant is to imagine it is an artificial tooth root as its design closely imitates the structure of a natural tooth. In contrast, your natural teeth are best described as having two separate parts: the tooth root and the crown of the tooth seen above the gums.

We use only the newest and most advanced dental equipment available on the market in the USA. We use top-quality medical-grade titanium or titanium alloy, the same materials used for other bone implants and orthopedic joint replacements.

Difference between titanium and zirconia dental implants.

Three Piece Dental Implant Design

Most dental implants we use in the NYC dentistry center are made from three separate pieces, with one part being the final restoration that will replace the missing tooth or teeth. Dental implant in NYC is also completed in several different phases.

Dental implants usually have three main components: the implant post or screw, the abutment, and the tooth restoration, but there are other variations or components of dental implants.

Dental Implant Treatment Phases

After assessing you, Dr. Rahmani carefully plans the implant surgery before creating an opening in the gum tissue so the implant post can be inserted directly into the jawbone.

  • Once the implant is placed, it is generally covered up with a healing cap and will be left to integrate with your jawbone fully.
  • Osseointegration, integration process that will take place between the living bone and the surface of your implant. Your new implant will generally need between two to four months for osseointegration to be completed.
  • The second stage of treatment will involve attaching the abutment to the implant. The easiest way to think of an abutment is being like a tiny, stubby tooth that protrudes just above your gum line. If you have ever had a tooth prepared for a crown, an abutment can look very similar.
  • During the final phase of dental implant treatment, your new tooth will be made and fitted in place.


Dental Implant Treatment Phases


If you have any questions regarding Dental Implants in NYC or to make an appointment, please call our Midtown Manhattan NYC dental implants center:

NYC Dental Implants Center

121 East 60th St Ste 6C2
New York, New York 10065
(60th St. btw Park Ave / Lex Ave)

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