Front Tooth Implant in NYC

Front tooth implant protects your jawbone, looks and feels exactly like your own tooth. A front tooth dental implant closely resembles a real tooth root, providing the alveolar bone with the stimulation needed, so bone loss doesn’t occur, ensuring your jawbone remains strong and healthy. Front tooth implant treatment is preplanned, the actual surgery for placing a front tooth implant is very quick, and you may only require local anesthetic. You will receive a temporary tooth on the same day. Once healing is complete, your new permanent front tooth is made and fitted.

Front Tooth Implant

Your front teeth are quite vulnerable to dental injuries, and dentists frequently need to treat patients who have knocked out or damaged a front tooth by accident or during sporting activities. You can also lose front teeth because of infection and decay. The loss of any tooth is unpleasant, but losing a front tooth is particularly upsetting for many people because we frequently draw much of our self-esteem and self-confidence from appearance.

What is a Dental Implant?

Very briefly, a dental implant artificially restores the entire tooth, consisting of a small post or screw which is made from titanium alloy or zirconia, and which is surgically inserted into the jawbone.

The implant post integrates with the jawbone during a process called osseointegration and which takes about three months to complete. Once osseointegration is finished, an abutment is attached to the post and protrudes just above the gumline. The abutment supports the implant crown.

Why Choose a Dental Implant Over Other Ways to Replace a Front Tooth?

Alternative choices for replacing a front tooth include a one-tooth denture or a flipper, and which is only really a temporary solution.

Another option is to choose a dental bridge, and which is fitted over the teeth adjacent to the gap. These teeth must be substantially reshaped, removing a lot of their original structure so the can be crowned, and the crowns are attached to the replacement front tooth which is called a pontic.

If your remaining front teeth are strong and healthy, a dental bridge is not ideal because the adjacent teeth are significantly ground down and will always need to be protected with dental crowns.

Removing dental enamel from these teeth increases the possibility of infection and decay in these teeth in the future. The pontic of a dental bridge will only rest on the gums, and over time, your gum tissue and the bone underneath will gradually resorb so you could end up with an unsightly gap underneath the pontic.

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NYC Dental Implants Center
121 East 60th St, Ste 6C2,
New York, NY 10065
(60th St. btw Park Ave / Lex Ave)
(212) 256-0000

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