Implant Crowns & Bridges

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Dental Implant Crowns & Bridges

Each of your teeth plays an important role in your mouth’s ability to function properly. If you have experienced tooth loss, we can help. At 172 NYC Dental, we offer numerous options when it comes to restoring missing teeth. Dental implants, along with an implant crown, bridge, or implant-supported denture, can provide our patients with results that look great, feel great, and return full mouth function.

When you come to our multidisciplinary practice, our dentists and implant specialist will offer a continuum of care that you will not find anywhere else. From extraction to the restoration procedure with implant crowns, bridges, and dentures, you can count on us every step of the way.

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Implant Crowns & Bridges

What Are Dental Implant Crowns and Implant-Supported Bridges?

Dental implant crowns, as well as implant bridges, are both implant-supported restorations offered to our patients at 172 NYC Dental. They replace missing or extracted teeth.

The implant is a titanium post (metal,  manmade root) gently torqued into the jaw bone to support either a crown or a bridge. After the bone grows around the implant (osseous integration), this usually takes three months, an implant abutment (post) is screwed into the implant. This abutment piece looks like a post jutting out of the gum. It provides a substructure that will hold the beautiful porcelain crown, which completes the case. A realistic-looking crown can be used to replace a single missing tooth. If a span of three to twelve teeth needs to be replaced, an implant-supported bridge can help. The number of metal implants required depends on the number of missing teeth or the length of the bridge.

Full mouth restorations are possible for patients with no teeth and can be achieved with dental implant bridges or implant-supported dentures.

Our office will carefully examine our patient. We will listen to the patient’s desires, expectations, and even fears. We will carefully explain treatment options and tailor a specific course of treatment for that patient. We will take into consideration the patient’s state of health (medically, dentally, and emotionally). We will take diagnostic records such as x rays, panographs, and dental CT Scan. We will use Itero 3D imagining (by waving a little lighted wand in your mouth) to make three-dimensional models of the patient’s teeth. We will factor in age, gender, occupation, and finances. Our patients are educated by us to know exactly what they are getting, how it is done, how long will it take, what type of temporaries are being made, if they will experience any discomfort (unlikely), and the cost with details as to insurance coverage, out of pocket costs and payment plans. 

Implants and the restorations that follow are composed of three units that join together to complete the final replacement of the missing tooth. From the time an implant is placed until the final crown or bridge is inserted takes about four to six months depending upon the complexity of the case. Esthetic, functioning temporaries are made during the healing process. Our patients never leave our office without teeth, whether they are temporary or the final porcelain prosthesis. We are so proud at 172 NYC Dental that a team approach is in place for our implant patients. Our surgeon (periodontist/implantologist) works closely with our cosmetic restorative dentist (prosthodontist), who works closely with our in house laboratory run by our Master Technician. All your implants needs are done by specialists who have worked together for years to deliver a well-coordinated magnificent result. All under one roof. 

 

implant crowns and bridges
implant crowns and bridges
implant crowns and bridges

What to Expect With an Implant Crown or Bridge

While implant crowns and bridges are the strongest (best-gold standard of care) options when it comes to restoring one or more missing teeth, they require two minimally invasive steps, which usually take place several months apart. Implant restored crowns and bridges are the closest things to natural, beautiful,  high functioning teeth. The implant fuses to the jaw bone and the entire restoration literally become part of your body. We can eat, drink, sleep, floss, and even be romantic as if we were born with them.

Step 1: Implant Embedding

After the records, history, and treatment plan have been reviewed and accepted:

The first step involves surgically embedding the titanium post into the jawbone to act as an anchor for the crown or bridge. This procedure is simple and easy in the hands of our expert implantologist. Start to finish it takes about thirty minutes. A small incision is made in the gum. Then the implant is torqued (gently screwed)  into the proper place in the ridge of the jaw bone. The dissolvable suture is placed, and the patient returns in two weeks for a post-op check.  It may take a few months for the implant to fuse to the bone — a process called osseointegration. In the meantime, a temporary tooth replacement can be used to fill the gap. This procedure is usually done with a local anesthetic. In our new office nitrous oxide can be used in conjunction with the local.

Dental implant with abutment and crown

Step 2: Crown or Bridge Placement

After a period of about three months, the implant should have undergone osseointegration, which will mean it is ready for crown or bridge placement. An implant abutment is attached to the implant in the next step. The abutment is really a post in which the bottom half screws into the implant and the top half rises out of the gum. It is this abutment that holds the crown. The crown or bridge is either screwed or cemented onto this abutment. Our lab custom fabricates each implant crown, bridge, or denture to ensure that the prosthesis blends seamlessly into the patient’s natural teeth.

Different Types of Implant Restorations

Implants can hold a variety of different types of restorations.

  1. Porcelain crown replacing one missing tooth. Fixed in the mouth.
  2. Porcelain bridge replacing two or more missing teeth requiring at least two implants, fixed in the mouth.
  3. Denture supported by implants (usually two-four implants) that replaces all the teeth in the arch (usually fourteen). The denture is removable, comes in and out of the mouth
  4. Four on the floor-four implants hold a prosthesis that is screwed into the mouth and does not come out. Usually replacing ten-fourteen teeth

The Cost of Implant Dental Crowns and Bridges at 172 NYC Dental

Implant restoration is not overall an inexpensive procedure. The longevity is measured in decades (if not the entire lifespan of the patient). So the initial cost spread out over many more years than traditional crown and bridgework become negligible.  At 172 NYC Dental, we accept most PPO Dental Plans. Our treatment coordinators are trained to maximize the insurance payments for your work and minimize the cost to you. Additionally, we have zero interest payment plans to help our patients with out of pocket expenses. The final cost of your implant-supported crown or bridge will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Bone health
  • Number of implants
  • Quantity of crowns or bridges needed
  • Insurance coverage

Despite the expense, most patients love the results of their implant restorations versus traditional bridges or dentures. Implant dental crowns and bridges tend to be more aesthetically appealing, comfortable (greater function in chewing), and longer-lasting.

Learn More About Implant Dental Crowns and Bridges at Our New York Practice

The health of your teeth and mouth is as important to us as it is to you. We want to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you are ready to learn more about implant-supported restorations such as crowns, bridges and dentures schedule your consultation with our highly trained implant specialist today. Our consultation fee is $150. This includes a Panorex Radiograph of your upper and lower jaws. If our patients go forward with treatment this fee is applied as a down payment.

To place and restore implants expertly; a well-coordinated team of dental specialists must be working in unison, along with the patient. At 172 NYC Dental, meet our “all stars” and have a championship smile.

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