Dental Implants Overview
New York, NY general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Frederick Solomon can help you determine if dental implants are an appropriate course of treatment for you. Surgically anchored into your jawbone, a dental implant creates a strong foundation for restorations like a porcelain crown. If you have teeth that are missing from decay, injury, or gum disease but have overall good oral health and adequate jawbone mass, dental implants could be a real option for you. Dental implants are generally discussed with a patient when a crown or bridge cannot be placed, or when the patient requests a longer-lasting restoration.
During a dental implant consultation, Dr. Solomon will assess the health of your teeth, gums, and jawbone in order to determine if a dental implant is a right option. Our dental team at Tribeca Smiles will answer all your questions regarding this in-depth procedure during this appointment as well.
"I had a root canal today and have been dreading what would occur during and after the procedure. Dr Solomon and his team walked me through the steps and made feel comfortable throughout.A few jokes and magic tricks relaxed me even more. If I could give 5 plus stars I would :)"- K.R. / Google / Mar 08, 2019
"Tribeca Smiles has the best dental staff in NYC, and especially downtown. I have been coming to this practice since it opened in 2003, and it’s wonderful for anyone aged 5 to 100 ! Dr. Solomon has a terrific and focused approach and the rest of the staff including Milly, Jamiese, and Christine are beyond helpful and friendly each and every visit. If you need any dental work you have to try Tribeca Smiles !"- E.S. / Google / Jan 09, 2020
"Well, while here in New York, I had to get one of my teeth pulled today‼️ Yep pulled😁 I was so blessed to be seen by Dr Fred Solomon of Tribeca Smiles. When I tell you that I had an amazing experience‼️He was so gentle and so patient. The numbing process was a breeze by the way. Then shortly after that the extraction began. I just felt a slight pinch and a little pressure then out came the tooth‼️ I didn’t even realize that he was done‼️ His staff was very friendly and very professional. Anybody living in New York and looking for a dentist should definitely check out Tribeca Smiles."- C.D. / Google / Jan 03, 2020
"Excellent service and caring staff!"- C.S. / Google / Dec 11, 2019
"On vacation in NYC I annoyingly chipped a veneer at lunch. As I was in the area I googled 'Cerec' and found Tribeca Smiles. Dr Solomon was kind enough to fit me in the same day, and I was soon on my way with a perfect repair.Dr Solomon and his staff are very friendly, helpful, and pleasant to deal with.But a highlight was meeting Merlin the dog who Dr S allowed me to have my photo taken with. Highlight of my day!(Don't worry if you're not keen on dogs. Merlin is hidden out of the way - but I missed my mutt and Dr S was kind enough to let me see him).If you're here on vacation and want any emergency dental work, I would happily recommend giving Tribeca Smiles a call first to see if you can be fitted in."- T.L. / Google / Dec 07, 2019
Dental Implant Candidates
As mentioned above, if you have good overall dental health, missing teeth, and an appropriate amount of jawbone, you may be a suitable implant candidate. You need to have these prerequisites as dental implants are deeply anchored into the gum tissue and foundational bone in your jaw. If your jaw does not have enough bone density as is, there are special procedures to help build up the bone to a sufficient level, such as bone grafting.
If you are pregnant, a heavy smoker, abuse drugs or alcohol, have had recent radiation treatments to your jaw, or grind your teeth, other options should be considered.
Dental Implants What To Expect
During dental implant placement, a titanium post is surgically positioned into the jawbone directly beneath the gum. This allows the tooth to be mounted on top of it. Depending on what is required to prepare your jaws, such as a sinus lift or bone grafts, the healing process may take months before the final stages can be completed. Once the post is implanted, osseointegration occurs where the jawbone becomes one with the implant. This fusion can take many months, but it is vital to establish a solid bed for the post and restoration. After this, another attachment called an abutment is installed on top of the post.
Dental Implants Follow-Up
Every patient has specific steps to go through to complete their implant placements, and some of the follow-up procedures may be different. Maintaining close contact with Dr. Solomon and his staff will help clarify exactly what you need to do to optimize the results of your implant surgery and minimize complications. You can expect to have temporary swelling in your gums and face, bruising, a slight discomfort at the treatment site, and some minor bleeding. Dr. Solomon will let you know how much of this is normal and at what level you need to alert him. He may also prescribe pain medication and antibiotics as the stitches dissolve and pain subsides.