People suffering with missing teeth can recapture their full smile through the use of dental implants. Dr. Harvey Katz, DDS and his associates specialize in implant dentistry, as well as the full spectrum of preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. As opposed to using a bridge to replace missing teeth the Madison Square dental implants
permanently replaces teeth with new teeth that are actually part of the jawbone.
Our dentist begins the teeth replacement process with a comprehensive examination to determine the problem and whether Madison Square dental implants or some other method of restoration is best. If an implant is the right approach then our doctor will implant a titanium anchor under the gum into the jawbone. In some cases if there is not sufficient bone available to support the anchor a bone graft may be necessary to augment the bone. Over time the titanium anchor will fuse with the jawbone forming a very stable, strong support root for the new tooth. Usually an abutment is placed over the anchor to eventually support placement of a crown.
Our dentist uses crowns as a way to turn the Madison Square dental implants
into a functional tooth and also uses crowns to restore teeth to full functionality that are severely decayed, have undergone root canal therapy, are cracked and chipped or are badly discolored or stained. The replacement tooth looks, functions and feels exactly as a normal tooth. We also use crowns to hold bridges in place. Crowns are porcelain-based with metal supports or can be all porcelain, and recently new ceramic materials such as zirconia have been developed for use in crowns. Don’t put up with a missing or damaged tooth please see our doctor for options to restore your mouth to the way it once was.
By the Office of Harvey Katz, DDS & Jason Katz, DDS
September 30, 2018