Tribeca Dental Club
Cosmetic Dentists & Periodontists located in TriBeCa, New York, NY
Are you missing teeth? Dental implants could be the solution. Attached to the jaw bone, implants are more secure and natural-feeling than dentures or bridges. As a top-ranked provider of dental implants in TriBeCa, New York, Tribeca Dental Club helps patients from New York, NY, feel more confident and attractive following tooth loss.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are popular alternatives for bridges and dentures, comprising a strong, medical-grade metal post that’s implanted into the jaw bone. The post acts like a tooth root to secure an artificial tooth or crown, or in some cases, a bridge or a lower denture.
What is the dental implant procedure like?
The dental implant procedure usually requires three visits. During the first office visit, the post is carefully implanted into the jaw bone during a procedure that’s typically performed under sedation. Once the post is in place, it’s left alone for several weeks to allow it to fuse with the surrounding bone so the post is extremely stable and secure. At the second visit, a second piece called an abutment is attached to the post. The abutment will join the post and crown. An impression is also made and sent to the lab where the crown will be made. Then at the third visit, the crown is attached to the abutment and adjusted for a comfortable and secure fit.
Are dental implants better than dentures or bridges?
Dental implants offer several advantages over dentures and bridges. First, they’re more secure than dentures or bridges because the artificial tooth is attached to the jaw bone in the same way as a natural tooth is attached via a root. That means patients don’t have to worry about embarrassing slippage or painful sore spots. Designed to feel and “work” like a natural tooth, implants are also very comfortable, and they can be cared for like a natural tooth with regular brushing and flossing and routine dental cleanings and checkups. And finally, because the post is implanted into the jaw bone, it acts like a natural root to stimulate the regeneration of jaw bone tissue, preventing bone atrophy that usually occurs once a tooth is extracted or falls out. Because dentures and bridges rest on top of the gum, they can’t prevent bone atrophy, which means other teeth are at greater risk of eventually falling out.
What are mini implants?
Mini implants are implants that have a much smaller diameter than traditional implants. These implants are used to secure a lower denture so it fits more securely and more comfortably.
Major Insurance Providers Accepted
At Tribeca Dental Club, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
Words from our patients
"Made me feel personally cared for which was very nice for someone who is more than a bit dentist-phobic."
"They understand that I am afraid of the Dentist from past experiences and provide a high level of care as well as communication with me..."
"I believe I have found the most informed, gentle, and all-around best dentist on the planet. FINALLY a dentist who listens to my concerns and cares about my feelings."
"I arrived late for the appointment, was still accommodated, and was treated with excellent care. I've already scheduled a follow-up consultation and my next cleaning..."
"I had such a great appointment at this dental office, Doctor B is very sweet and takes her time to explain everything."
"I've been using Tribeca Dental Club for a number of years and I've always found the staff to be very professional."
"...The use of the latest tech is a real plus. Even the mechanism she uses to inject the novocaine makes the process pain free!"
"A relaxing environment, very warm and organized staff. Very competent & knowledgeable with a realistic approach to future dental work. Great Experience!!"