Central Avenue Dental is one of New York’s premier dental practices, with convenient locations in Financial District, NYC and Valley Stream, Queens. Our experienced dentists and staff are experts in advanced dentistry treatments, including dental implants to restore lost teeth. 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!

What are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are small prosthetic posts that are placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. They act as replacements for the root portion of lost natural teeth and also serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth — in fact, no one (other than maybe our dentists) will be able to tell the difference. Dental implants are appropriate for almost anyone who is currently missing teeth or is at risk of losing teeth.

Unlike dental bridges or removable dentures, a dental implant can actually replace every part of a missing tooth, down to the root. First, a titanium post, which is biocompatible, is surgically inserted into the jawbone. Through the process of osseointegration, the bone bonds with the post. Once the area heals we can place an abutment onto the post that holds a restoration in place. We typically use dental crowns to restore single-tooth prosthetics. We can also multiple posts to support a full set of dentures.

What are the Benefits?

This prosthetic offers a number of benefits, including:

  • Lifelike tooth replacement
  • Long lasting replacement (up to 25 years)
  • Prevents loss of jawbone density
  • Avoids misalignment due to tooth loss
  • Allows you to speak and eat normally
  • Requires the same simple maintenance as your natural teeth

If you choose to use them to support a set of dentures, then you can enjoy a fixed prosthetic that won’t slip when eating or speaking. You won’t need suction or adhesives to hold them in place. In addition, it will require fewer adjustments and will last longer than traditional dentures.

Who can Receive a Dental Implant?

Anyone who is missing one or more teeth may be a viable candidate. However, they will need to have gums free of periodontal disease. Gum disease can not only cause adult tooth loss but implant failure as well. In addition, the patient needs to have a certain amount of jawbone tissue in order to support the new tooth.

If not, then we may recommend a bone grafting before proceeding. We can examine your teeth and jaw to see if this is the best option for restoring your smile to optimal health and function.

If you have any questions about dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Igor Ilyabayev and Dr. Alevtina Edgar, please contact our Valley Stream office at 516 887-0020 or our Financial District office at 212 571-0033.

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