Dental Implants in NYC
Smiles are a universal language of love. They are an invitation to friendship, a ray of hope of the cloudiest of days. Unfortunately, not everyone smiles and some people are ashamed of their smile so they spend their entire lives tight-lipped and frowning. This is incredibly unfortunate, as with modern advances in dental technology, it is also preventable with the dental implant procedure. Stuart J. Froum, DDS, has been helping patients in Manhattan fall in love with their smiles for decades thanks to his pioneering research on dental implants.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root placed into the jaw to hold a replacement tooth, bridge, or denture in place. The implant acts as a post that fuses to your own bone and then attaches to an artificial tooth or teeth.
Dental implants have been around for a couple of decades, but over the past few years, technological advances in implant technology have allowed them to be used in more and more complex situations. Many people who have been told that they are not candidates for implants should consider getting a second opinion from Dr. Froum.
Dr. Froum is a Board Certified Periodontist with a private practice in Manhattan, who also serves as a Clinical Professor of Periodontics and Implant Dentistry at the New York University Dental Center. He has done a lot of research to advance the field of regular size and mini dental implants in keeping up with advances in Esthetic in full and partial dental implant cases.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Replacing All Teeth Instead of Dentures
Single Tooth Dental Implants in NYC
Same Day Dental Implants in NYC
What is Peri-implantitis?
The cause of Peri-implantitis is the bacteria (plaque or biofilm) around the implant which if not removed properly leads to inflammation of the (mucosa) gums around the implant. Many of the same bacteria (germs) around natural teeth that cause gum disease (gingivitis or periodontitis) are the same ones that cause peri-implantitis. However, there are a number of factors that hasten the loss of bone around implants with peri-implantitis including smoking, damage to the tissue caused by improper cleaning, overloading biting forces on an implant crown that is “too high” and even materials like cement that get under the crown when the crown is cemented on the implant. All of these can speed, breakdown and lead to the loss of the implant. Bone loss around an implant effected by peri-implantitis is the #1 cause of implant failure after the crown is placed on the implant.
Tooth Replacement Options
Dentures vs Dental Implants
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Mini Dental Implants
They are often used to replace maxillary (upper) lateral incisors (teeth next to the central incisors) or lower front teeth. Manhattan’s top periodontist Dr. Stuart Froum has used these mini dental implants for over 15 years and performed some of the original research which was published in 2007 (Froum et al. Narrow diameter implants: a restorative option for limited inter-dental space IJPRD 2007;27:449-455). These implants are used in patients of any age to support fixed replacement teeth.They are particularly useful in young adults (16–25) with a congenitally (from birth) missing upper lateral incisor tooth or teeth. Research has shown that up to 8% of children are born with one or two missing upper lateral incisors. Instead of complicated orthodontics, fixed bridges that require cutting down good teeth, or Maryland bridges that are attached to adjacent teeth these single MDIs or NDIs can provide a fixed permanent replacement. They allow normal chewing and esthetically look good and feel natural. They are placed together with an immediate temporary tooth in one procedure in approximately 1-2 hours. Dr. Stuart Froum’s original study placed 48 NDIs in 27 patients with a 100% success rate. If you are interested in New York mini implants please call 212-586-4209 for more information for you or your child.
What are Dental Implants?
Guided Implant Placement
Am I a Candidate For Dental Implants?
Some traits we look at when determining a patient’s candidacy for dental implant treatment includes:
- At Least One Missing Tooth: Patients looking for treatment with dental implants must have at least one missing tooth, or must be at risk of losing a tooth.
- Adequate Bone Density: Dental implants
are inserteddirectly into the jawbone. In order for them to properly fuseto the structure, you must have a healthy jawbone. For this reason, patientsshould pursue implant treatment quickly to lessen the effects of jawbone deterioration. Dr. Stuart J. Froumeven employsthe newest techniques to increase bone density for implant placement.
- Good Oral Health: Oral conditions such as gum disease and tooth decay can infect the implant site, resulting in the treatment’s failure. Before you can begin the implant process, you will need to have these conditions under control.
- Good Bodily Health: As the implant process requires surgery to complete, your bodily health must be stable enough to handle the procedure.
- Willingness To Follow Aftercare Instructions: In order for your treatment to have the best chances of success, it is important that you follow any aftercare instructions provided to you by Dr. Stuart J.
Center for the Treatment of Dental Implant Complications