Restoring Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Lower Manhattan
The dental practice of Dr. Shu Ping Rong provides high quality, pure titanium dental implants for patients in Downtown Manhattan who want to replace their missing teeth. This advanced treatment method has been proven to deliver the next best thing to your natural teeth.
Dental Implants Replicate Missing Teeth
Dental implants are designed to replace a tooth’s complete structure, root to crown. A titanium post (the root) is placed into the jawbone and given time to integrate. Once the post is stable within the jaw, Dr. Rong attaches a custom abutment to secure the incoming crown or other prosthetic. Our dentist will assess your teeth, gums, and bone for existing health and to determine if you require bone augmentation before the implant is placed.
The length of time it takes to complete the implant procedure will depend on your case, the number of teeth missing, and jawbone volume and can be anywhere from three to six months. The number of implants you receive will depend on the number of teeth you are replacing.
Options for Replacing Teeth in Lower Manhattan
- Crowns - For single tooth replacement, crowns can be supported by one implant.
- Implant-Supported Bridge – Our dentist places two or more implants to support a dental bridge which can replace a short row of teeth. These differ from traditional bridges which require altering healthy adjacent teeth.
- Hybrid Dentures – Implant-supported partials and dentures replace up to a full arch of teeth with as little as four posts, providing excellent function and bite stability.
- Overdentures – Some patients opt to have a removable denture that is retained by two implants. This can be a cost-effective alternative to replacing teeth individually and prevent the slippage commonly experienced with traditional dentures.
Our practice uses pure titanium posts for improved integration and a custom abutment to maximize stability.
We also Provide Mini Dental Implants
Another choice for some patients is mini-implants. These are best suited for front teeth and are used to support multiple teeth replacement options. Less invasive, faster, and less expensive than full-sized implants, they can be used for some but not all cases of missing teeth.
Dr. Rong prefers using zirconia for her prosthetics due to its strength, durability, and natural look. When your implants are ready she will obtain your new dental impressions and send them to our trusted lab. In about two weeks your new crown or multiple teeth prosthetic will be ready to complete your procedure. Dr. Rong is a perfectionist when it comes to your replacement teeth working closely with you and our lab to create the best possible prosthetic.
If you are considering dental implants in the Lower Manhattan area, call the dental practice of Dr. Shu Ping Rong today.