Dental Implants Specialist

Mayer Dental Care

Cosmetic & General Dentist located in Midtown West, New York, NY

Losing teeth after an injury, illness, or dental procedure can hurt your confidence and make you wish you had your natural teeth back. With sturdy dental implants from Wendy Mayer, DDS, and her team at Mayer Dental Care in New York City, you can have natural-looking teeth that function well and stay in your mouth permanently. For a consultation, call the Midtown West office or book your appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are devices that are implanted in your jawbone. The implants act as artificial tooth roots, holding your false teeth, or crowns, firmly in place. T

They're the strongest option for replacing missing teeth, allowing you to bite down with as much force as you could with your natural teeth without worrying about them falling out.

Even though dental implant surgery sounds complicated and risky, it’s one of the most predictable and reliable dental procedures you can get.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

There are many benefits to choosing dental implants over other tooth replacement options. The many advantages of dental implants include:

  • Easier eating
  • A natural, comfortable feeling
  • Improved speech and pronunciation
  • Durability
  • Convenience (They don’t require extra maintenance.)
  • Gorgeous-looking results

You can treat your dental implants as you would your natural teeth. You don’t need to take the crowns out for additional cleaning or avoid certain foods to take care of them.

Also, when you have teeth that look and function normally, your self-esteem will likely improve with your new, confident smile.

What is the implant procedure like?

The process of getting permanent implants spans over a few months, but the results are well worth the wait.

The team creates a personalized treatment plan for you that addresses your needs and preferences throughout treatment. They remove any remaining part of your tooth in order to place the implant in the appropriate part of your jawbone.

For 6-12 weeks, the implant integrates with your jawbone, and the team monitors it for infections and other complications.

Meanwhile, a new crown that looks like your original tooth is created. Once your jaw heals, the secures the crown to the implant with a metal post. Your doctor matches your new tooth to your other teeth to make sure they fit together when you bite down.

Many patients report the procedure is less painful than a tooth extraction, and your doctor uses a local anesthesia to minimize your discomfort.

Losing a tooth can impact your confidence and cause you to hide your smile. To find out if you’re a candidate for permanent replacement teeth with dental implants, call Mayer Dental Care or book your appointment online today.