Dental Implants in NYC

Midtown Manhattan 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?


Whether teeth were missing when you were born, lost as a result of an injury, or had to be removed because of cavities, one of the simplest and best looking solutions is a dental implant.

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?


With the exception of your natural teeth, nothing looks more natural than an implant. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth! They also help to preserve the jaw bone and jaw line.


Replacing All Teeth Instead of Dentures



If you are missing all of your teeth, implant supported bridges or dentures can replace them. Approximately 42% of Americans over the age of 65 are missing all of their natural teeth. In select cases, our office may be able to provide you with a full set of teeth in one day of treatment. Dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and the roots. Because dental implants replace the root of the natural tooth, they preserve the jawbone preventing bone deterioration and premature aging. Dental implants increase stability and chewing power. Implant supported dentures enhance your ability to speak and smile with confidence. In many cases, dental implants can completely eliminate the need for dentures.


Single Tooth Dental Implants in NYC



If you are missing a single tooth, a dental implant and a crown is the most natural looking way to replace both the lost tooth and its root. A dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth while having several advantages over other types of tooth replacement. Unlike a bridge, a dental implant does not require the neighboring teeth to be ground down in order for a crown to be placed and this crown on the implant is non-removable. In addition, because a dental implant replaces the root, the jawbone is better preserved. With a bridge the bone that previously surrounded the natural root begins to deteriorate. An implant keeps this bone intact which can prevent both bone loss and gum tissue shrinkage. An implant is also much easier to clean as compared to a bridge, and unlike a bridge, will not be affected by cavities.


Same Day Dental Implants in NYC



Teeth in one visit is the perfect solution for people that have only one missing tooth, several missing teeth, no teeth at all or will have all their teeth removed in either the top jaw, bottom jaw, or both jaws. Patients can have one tooth replaced or a full set of teeth in one treatment visit. This cutting edge procedure uses computer guided x-rays with new technology to plan the implant placement and make a restoration (teeth replacement) so you walk out with your implants supporting your new teeth. This new method quickens and simplifies the dental implant process.


What is Peri-implantitis?



Peri-implantitis is defined as an inflammatory disease that affects the soft tissues (gums) around a dental implant and results in the loss of bone supporting the implant. It usually causes no pain but exhibits bleeding when the dentist lightly probes between the mucosa (gums) around the implant. If not treated properly, or in time, it can lead to loss of the implant and the crown that the implant supports.

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.


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Tooth Replacement Options


Dentures vs Dental Implants


Dentures have been the most popular method for restoring missing teeth for ages. This is primarily because dentures are a quick and affordable tooth restoration option. However, they’re not always the most comfortable or easy to take care of. Take a look at how dentures compare to dental implants and then decide for yourself which option is best for you. With the help of your periodontist, Dr. Stuart J. Froum, of course.

Why Choose Dental Implants?


With the exception of your natural teeth, nothing looks more natural than an implant. Dental implants are so natural-looking and feeling, you may forget you ever lost a tooth! They also help to preserve the jaw bone and jaw line.


Mini Dental Implants


Teeth in one visit is the perfect solution for people that have only one missing tooth, several missing teeth, no teeth at all or will have all their teeth removed in either the top jaw, bottom jaw, or both jaws. Patients can have one tooth replaced or a full set of teeth in one treatment visit. This cutting edge procedure uses computer guided x-rays with new technology to plan the implant placement and make a restoration (teeth replacement) so you walk out with your implants supporting your new teeth. This new method quickens and simplifies the dental implant process.Mini dental implants or Narrow diameter implants (MDIs or NDIs) are implants that have smaller diameters (1.8-2.4mm) than conventional implants (4.0-5.0mm). They are used for smaller spaces where teeth are missing and where an implant is indicated but regular diameters are too large.

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?


Imagine being a waiter, having to smile at the people you meet, and being ashamed to do so. Or, not being able to spend time with your grandson because he’s scared of you. These are real stories, and while they may not directly speak to your life, the fact is that tooth loss has impacted you in similar ways. If it hadn’t, you wouldn’t be reading this website. Sometimes we lose our teeth in an accident, other times they succumb to gum disease, and in some cases our adult teeth don’t come in at all. You’re not alone, over half of Americans suffer from missing teeth. Dental implants are a truly remarkable solution that function and look much like your natural, real teeth. In fact, your friends and family will hardly know the difference. What are dental implants, how do they work, and what exactly can they do for me? These are the questions we’ll explore today.


Guided Implant Placement


If you are missing several teeth, implant supported bridges can replace them. Multiple tooth dental implants will replace both your lost natural teeth and the roots. Implant supported bridges are permanently fixed in your mouth and will not move around unlike removable partial dentures. Dental Implants look and function like natural teeth without needing the support of neighboring teeth. Because dental implants replace the root of the natural tooth, they preserve the jawbone and prevent bone deterioration. This preservation of jawbone helps to keep both the bone and gum tissue from collapsing which can lead to an unattractive smile. In addition, with a traditional bridge, cement can wash out from underneath the bridge exposing the tooth, allowing cavities to form. Unlike a traditional bridge, implants do not get cavities.

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 inserted directly into the jawbone. In order for them to properly fuse to the structure, you must have a healthy jawbone. For this reason, patients should pursue implant treatment quickly to lessen the effects of jawbone deterioration. Dr. Stuart J. Froum even employs the 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. Froum.


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