Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Financial District, Manhattan and Valley Stream, Queens. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in advanced dentistry treatments, including denture implants to restore advanced tooth loss. Furthermore, Dr. Alevtina Edgar and Dr. Igor Ilyabayev are both members of the American Dental Association and New York State Dental Association. We always put your satisfaction first and have been recognized as a Patient’s Choice Winner on Opencare. Visit us today!
Do you suffer from advanced tooth loss? Losing most or all of your teeth can hurt your overall health, leading to an aged appearance and limiting your nutritional intake. Fortunately, with a dental prosthetic you can once again enjoy a full smile. For added security and a longer lasting tooth replacement, we offer implant-supported dentures.
Most dentures are removable, meaning they require removal for cleaning. When worn, they are held in place with natural suction, or adhesive, or a combination of the two. However, with implant-supported prosthetics, six to eight titanium implant posts will be inserted into each arch. After taking impressions, a full set of dentures will be created, consisting of replacement teeth in an acrylic base, designed to mimic natural gum tissue. The prosthetic then snaps onto the posts, providing a fixed alternative to traditional full or complete prosthetics. It is now possible to have the stable, secure and comfortable dentures you never thought possible.
Supporting a prosthetic with multiple posts can offer a number of advantages to traditional removable versions, including:
Another major benefit is the prevention of jawbone deterioration. When you lose multiple teeth the body no longer provides the surrounding jawbone with doses of calcium or phosphorus. Without these nutrients, the jawbone dissolves. Not only can you lose additional teeth, but you may also develop a significantly older appearance. However, the body recognizes the titanium posts as natural tooth roots and continues the supply of nutrients, preserving your facial features.
Before you can receive a fixed prosthetic we need to assess the health of your smile. If you have gum disease, for example, you may run the risk of implant failure. In addition, if you have lost a serious amount of jawbone tissue you may need a bone grafting done before receiving a fixed prosthetic. We will discuss your options and if necessary, can recommend alternatives for replacing lost teeth. Don’t live with a less than complete smile, talk to our team about your options for restoring missing teeth.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Igor Ilyabayev and Dr. Alevtina Edgar, please contact the Valley Stream, Queens office at 516 887-0020 or the Financial District, Manhattan office at 212 571-0033 .