Dental Implants

Marc Benhuri, DMD -  - Prosthodontist

The Benhuri Center for Laser, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry

Marc Benhuri, DMD

Prosthodontist & Cosmetic Dentist located in Midtown, New York, NY

Men and women throughout the greater New York City area can get a permanent solution for missing teeth with modern dental implants. Leading prosthodontist and implant surgeon Marc Benhuri, DMD, offers the latest in implant treatments at The Benhuri Center for Laser, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. If you’re missing a tooth or need a tooth pulled, schedule an evaluation to find out if you’re a candidate for a dental implant. Book your visit through the online scheduler or call the office.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is it like to get a dental implant?

Dr. Benhuri surgically places the dental implants into your jawbone. During your procedure, the implant — made of durable titanium material — is embedded through your gum tissue and into your jawbone. Over the following weeks, bone and tissue start to build up around the implant, so that it ultimately becomes your new tooth root.

Once your dental implant surgical site heals, it’s strong enough to support a “tooth.” After taking 3D imaging of your surrounding teeth, the in-office lab designs your permanent crown. Your crown, which closely resembles your natural teeth, is then permanently bonded to your dental implant.

Can I get more than one dental implant?

Often, yes. Dr. Benhuri uses advanced high-definition imaging to gather pictures of your jawbone and gum tissue. As long as you have enough bone and tissue to support dental implants, you can have several placed during a single procedure.

You can even opt for a full mouth reconstruction and have a full arch of implants placed. This surgery is a lasting and effective alternative to dentures. In many cases, you can get a complete full mouth reconstruction and a full arch of new teeth in as little as four weeks.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime. Because Dr. Benhuri has an extensive background in advanced dental implant procedures, you can feel confident that your implant surgery is going to be effective.

While dental implants don’t require special care, it’s essential to follow optimal oral hygiene habits. Schedule your cleaning twice a year, brush at least twice a day, and floss your teeth daily. Otherwise, decay and bacterial buildup can destroy bone and gum tissue, which can cause your implant to loosen and fail.

Does getting a dental implant hurt?

Because Dr. Benhuri wants your dental implant surgery to be as painless and comfortable as possible, he offers several sedative options. Between a local anesthetic and intravenous sedation from the clinic’s expert anesthesiologist, you can lie back and relax during your procedure.

While these advanced sedatives aren’t meant to put you to sleep like general anesthesia, most men and women do fall asleep. It’s even reasonable to have no recollection of your implant surgery by the time it’s over.

Book a dental implant consultation at The Benhuri Center for Laser, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry either online or over the phone.