We often label people who rarely smile as “aloof” or “snooty.” But when you think about it, there may be reasonable explanations for why they decline to smile.
One reason can be easily addressed -- for people who are embarrassed about missing teeth, it’s as easy as going to the dentist to have their smile restored by various methods, such as dental implants.
Implants are artificial replacements for natural teeth, or an option for permanent tooth replacement. They can so easily pass as natural permanent teeth without a trace, except in an X-ray. The implant itself looks like a titanium screw or cylinder that is attached to the jawbone and gum tissue to become a stable base for a dental crown or bridge.
Types of Implants
Implants can restore a single tooth, several teeth or a full jaw of teeth. An implant and a crown are needed to replace a single tooth; implant-supported bridges are used to replace several teeth; and to replace a full jaw of teeth, a dentist may use implants to support a full set of dentures.
The Implant Process
It usually takes several months to complete implant treatment because osseointegration, the process where the implant fuses with the bone, usually takes about three to six months to complete.
Soon after the fusing process is complete, the dentist attaches a post to the implant, around which the gum tissue is expected to heal. This process takes another couple of months. Once it heals, the implant is stable enough to finally hold the crown or bridge, just like natural tooth roots hold teeth.
Uses of Implants
Like dentures, crowns or bridges, dental implants are used to restore broken teeth or lost teeth and serve a number of different functions.
- Eating. Implants restore chewing to an efficiency comparable to natural teeth. In other words, it lets you enjoy your food without having to worry about chewing on or swallowing your denture.
- Speech. Because implants are as stable as healthy, natural teeth, they allow for clear speech and pronunciation.
- Comfort. Unlike dentures that sit on the gums, implants are planted into the gums just like real teeth. This eliminates gum irritation and pain of exposed nerves. Implants feel just like real teeth, which can make you forget that they are actually artificial.
- Self-esteem. Speaking of comfort, ill-fitting dentures and loosened crowns or bridges can be absolutely uncomfortable, both physically and emotionally. With implants, there’s no need to worry about this because your teeth are planted to feel like natural teeth.
- Aesthetics. In line with the feel-good function, implants enhance a person’s appearance by adding teeth to the toothless -- a more eye-catching look for anyone.
- Convenience. Unlike dentures, implants don’t have to be removed routinely for cleaning. Like with natural teeth, simple brushing, flossing and regular dental visits are the only requirements to keep implants and the gums surrounding them at their healthiest condition.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan Wants to Know Every Mouth in His Practice
Dr. Mishaan is known to his patients and his staff as kind, caring and genuinely concerned about people. He steps out of his role as a clinician to really know you and your needs. His technical skill and his keen eye for aesthetics set him apart from other dental healthcare professionals.
Dr. Mishaan attended New York University and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Before opening the Dental Aesthetics and Facial Group practice, Dr. Mishaan’s experience included working in high-end dental offices on Central Park South and Madison Avenue. He saw the need for a practice in the Fashion District, where he could offer a full range of services with a focus on the convenience of the patient. He has assembled a team of professionals to provide dentistry, plastic surgery, and orthodontics—all in the same location.
Because preventative care is so vital, Dr. Mishaan wants you to feel at ease in the office, and he and his staff make every effort to ensure your comfort. Dr. Mishaan takes care of your regular preventative care, such as monitoring the health of your teeth, doing oral cancer exams, and taking x–rays. He helps you understand why regular cleanings, flossing and other preventative measures, such as using fluoride, should fit into your regular healthcare program.
In his efforts to know the whole patient, Dr. Mishaan performs a comprehensive review of your medical history. Sometimes, seemingly unrelated illnesses or medications can directly, or indirectly, impact your dental health, so he takes the time to review your history carefully. You will be aware of Dr. Mishaan’s professional and gentle approach throughout your visit.
His services in General and Restorative Dentistry include:
- General Exams & Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Inlays and Onlays
- Teeth Whitening
- Treatment for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding
- Emergency Care
We invite you to look through our Web site and learn more about our boutique services. Then, feel free to contact us and make an appointment to see us, today.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D
241 West 37th Street
DENTAL AESTHETICS AND FACIAL GROUP
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122