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We may accept other insurances such as: Aetna PPO, Cigna PPO and others. Please call us to see if your plan is accepted.

Implants Services

One of the greatest advances in modern dental medicine is the dental implant. Dental implants are specially designed and manufactured titanium fixtures that replace teeth that have been lost. Some of the basic biomechanical principles are similar to implants used elsewhere in the body (e.g., hip, knee, etc.).

Cosmetic Dental Implants

Years of research and clinical experience have increased the expected success rate of (endosseus) dental implants by most account to 97% or better. In many cases, dental implants may be superior to the natural teeth they replace in terms of strength and durability. They are easier to clean, have a more natural appearance, and are fast becoming the preferred choice of patients for replacing a missing tooth. Implants can now commonly be done as a single stage procedure where the whole process is complete in 6 weeks, including final crown.

Implants are now commonly achieved in one visit alleviating the need for a second surgery. A single stage implant goes all the way through the gum at initial placement. In many cases it is safe to place the implant and the crown in the same visit. Dental implant placement is far more simple and predictable than ever before.

Patients often ask how painful it is to have an implant placed. Almost all patients report it is far less painful than an extraction or a root canal or even a filling. Many patients even report no pain or discomfort at all. This is because the technique of implant placement has become progressively less invasive.

Cosmetic Dental Implants
Cosmetic Dental Implants

Implants are typically placed in regions where teeth have been lost and as such there is often little innervation (few nerves) of the area.

How long does it take for the whole procedure? Since one-stage surgery has largely replaced two-stage surgery, in most cases patients go home with a temporary crown on the implant replacing the missing tooth the same day the implant was placed. Permanent crowns usually don't come until several weeks later after the implant has had a chance to integrate and the gum tissues have matured allowing an accurate impression.

Dr. Helma Philips offers Cosmetic Dentistry, General Dentistry and Periodontics & is located in Midtown, NYC.
Office Hours: Tue-Fri 9AM-6:30 PM; Saturdays 9AM-3PM.
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