If you’ve lost some or all of your permanent teeth, dental implants can restore your wonderful smile and improve your oral health. At his practice, experienced general and cosmetic dentist Daniel Wank, DDS, has treated and cared for many patients over their years, placing and restoring their smile with dental implants. Depending on your needs, he may recommend traditional dental implants or All-On-4® dental implants. To make an appointment for dental implants, call the office on the Upper East Side, New York City, New York, or book online today.
Dental implants replace your permanent teeth. They’re small posts made of titanium that Dr. Wank inserts into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. After placement, the implants seamlessly blend with your natural bone, providing a base for crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.
Dental implants are tough, just like your permanent teeth. By practicing good oral hygiene and visiting Dr. Wank’s office regularly for checkups, they may even last a lifetime.
Dental implants offer a variety of benefits, including:
Getting dental implants also enhances your oral health. By replacing lost teeth, you can reduce the risk of more serious problems, like gum recession and bone loss.
Dr. Wank offers several types of dental implants, including:
If you’re only missing a few of your teeth, Dr. Wank may recommend traditional dental implants. A traditional implant is a titanium post that replaces your natural tooth root. After the post fuses with your jaw bone, Dr. Wank covers it with a crown or a fixed bridge.
If you’re missing all of your permanent teeth, Dr. Wank recommends All-On-4 implants. All-On-4 implants replace an entire arch of teeth with just four titanium posts. This allows for improved treatment outcomes and a reduced risk of infection.
All-On-4 dental implants are unique because they don’t require a period of recovery. After placing the implants, Dr. Wank attaches a set of custom implant-retained dentures on top. You can bite, chew, and smile confidently as soon as you leave the office.
To get dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and enough jaw bone to support them. Before moving forward with treatment, Dr. Wank takes a series of oral X-rays. If you have low bone volume or gum disease, he may recommend a bone graft or periodontal surgery before continuing.
If you have a chronic health problem, such as heart disease or diabetes, it’s also important to let Dr. Wank know about your condition. These conditions won’t keep you from getting dental implants, but they may increase your risk of surgical complications.
Caring for your dental implants is like caring for your natural teeth. Dr. Wank recommends brushing your implants twice daily, flossing regularly, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
It’s also recommended to avoid bad habits, like nail-biting, opening packaging with your teeth, or chewing on pen caps.
If you play contact sports, like football, wear a mouthguard to reduce the risk of chips and cracks.
To make an appointment for dental implants, call the office of Daniel Wank, DDS, in New York City, New York, or book online today.