How Dental Implants Work – Gramercy Park, NY
The Process for a Longer-Lasting Smile
Initial Dental Implant Consultation
Dental Implant Surgery
If given the green light for implant placement, Dr. Newman will begin by administering local anesthesia to make you comfortable throughout the procedure. He will first begin by making a small incision in your gums and exposing the jawbone. Depending on the number of implants you’ll be receiving, you may need more than one incision along your arch. Carefully, he will position the titanium implant into your jawbone before closing up the surgical area. You’ll then be sent home to spend the next 3-6 months healing.
Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment
During your recovery spent at home, the implant(s) will fuse to the bone and surrounding tissues through a process known as osseointegration. It’s important that this occurs successfully if you want a smile that lasts a long time. Once you’ve fully healed from your surgery, you’ll return to our office to have your abutments put into place. These are small, metal appliances that attach to the top of your implant and connect to the custom restoration.
Placement of Dental Implant Restorations
With everyone now ready and in place, the final step in the process is to have your customized dental restoration added. This will complete your new and improved smile. Whether you’re receiving a dental crown, implant bridge, or implant-retained denture, your custom prosthetic will be matched to your natural tooth color, size, and shape, so that you have a uniform smile that looks and feels completely natural.