What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are placed to restore teeth roots. Usually made of titanium, dental implants are inserted beneath the gums. Once an implant has been properly set, a new tooth replacement can be placed over the implant for a more pleasing appearance. At Premier Dental Associates of Lower Manhattan, we provide dental implant procedures that will strengthen your teeth. 

Types of Dental Implants: 

Endosteal 

This type of implant is placed straight into the jawbone. In order for the artificial tooth to be placed over the implant, a post is used to connect them. This type of implant is widely used to replace detachable dentures for a more permanent, worry free, and comfortable option.  

Subperiosteal 

When there is little bone height or removable dentures cannot be worn, this type of implant is usually used. Subperiosteal implants are placed on top of the jawbone, posts are inserted underneath the gums. After allowing for proper healing time, a second visit is needed to finish the procedure. The implant is capped off with a permanent denture, bridge or crown. 

Replacement and Benefits:

Dental implants can replace a tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth. Implants may be needed for a number of reasons. Some include tooth loss from accidents, gum disease, or tooth decay.

Dental implants will rebuild your oral health in no time. The first and most important benefit is that implants protect your teeth. They are essential to restoring teeth roots, providing stability, and preventing ware on the jawbone. Dental implants also help cosmetically and will give you back your confidence. The good news is that if properly maintained, implants can last throughout your entire life.


If you need dental implants, Premier Dental Associates of Lower Manhattan is always happy to help bring your smile back! Call us at 212-587-0202, download our mobile application, or contact us on our website for more information. Have a smile that everyone will notice with Premier Dental Associates.