If you’ve lost one or more permanent teeth, dental implants can restore your smile, improve your oral health, and enhance your quality of life. At his practice in Midtown Manhattan, experienced dentist Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, boasts more than 40 years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. To make an appointment, call the office in New York City, or book online today.
Dental implants are posts made of titanium inserted into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. After placement, the implants fuse with your jaw, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.
Dental implants don’t shift out of position like dentures. What’s more, with routine checkups and good oral hygiene, they often last a lifetime.
Dental implants offer various benefits, including:
Dental implants are also convenient. You don’t have to take them out and soak them like dentures. Simply brush them twice daily and visit Dr. Geller every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
If you’re missing one or more permanent teeth, you can benefit from dental implants. That said, you need to be in good health. If you have an underlying medical issue, like heart disease or kidney disease, let Dr. Geller know. These conditions won’t keep you from getting implants, but they may increase the risk of surgical complications.
At the practice of Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, implant restoration takes three visits.
Dr. Geller reviews your dental records, performs an oral exam, and takes a series of computed tomography (CT) scans. If there aren’t any signs of gum disease and you have enough bone to support the implants, you qualify for treatment.
Implant restoration begins with oral surgery. Dr. Geller numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and inserts the implants into your jaw. Then, he writes a prescription for pain medication and antibiotics and provides recovery instructions.
A few months later, when the posts finish integrating with your jawbone, you visit Dr. Geller for implant restoration. He takes digital impressions of your mouth and sends them to a nearby dental lab that manufactures your custom restoration(s).
When the dental lab finishes your crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures, you visit Dr. Geller for the last time. He numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and attaches your restorations to the implants, enhancing your smile.
Request a dental implant consultation at the practice of Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, by calling the office or booking online today.