Implant dentistry involves replacing permanent teeth lost to extractions, trauma, or severe decay. At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, in the Murray Hill neighborhood of Midtown Manhattan, general dentist Yelena Simkha, DDS, offers complete implant dentistry, including dental implant placement, dental bone grafts, and sinus lifts. Call the New York City office today to schedule an implant dentistry consultation, or book your appointment online.



What is implant dentistry?


Implant dentistry is an oral health subspecialty that involves replacing your natural tooth roots with dental implants –– small titanium posts.


Dr. Simkha inserts the implants into your empty tooth sockets, and they fuse with your jaw or alveolar (the bone anchoring your upper teeth). Your bone grows around the implants to provide a base for restorations, like crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures.


What services does implant dentistry include?


At Prestige 5th Avenue Dental, Dr. Simkha offers several implant dentistry services, including:


Dental implant placement


During dental implant placement, Dr. Simkha inserts dental implants into the sockets where your teeth used to be. The number of implants depends on how many teeth are missing and the type of implant restoration you want. 


Dental bone grafts


After you lose a permanent tooth, the supporting bone begins to wear away. A dental bone graft adds new tissue to the areas where the bone was lost.


With a bone graft procedure, Dr. Simkha inserts a piece of natural material (graft) into your upper or lower jaw. The graft triggers the growth of new, healthy bone tissue.


Who qualifies for implant dentistry?


If you’re missing permanent teeth, you might qualify for implant dentistry.


During your initial consultation, let Dr. Simkha know if you have any underlying health problems, like heart disease or diabetes. These conditions won’t necessarily prevent you from getting dental implants, but they increase your risk of post-surgery complications, like infection. 


Is implant dentistry safe?


Implant dentistry is safe and usually well-tolerated. Like any surgery, there are potential risks, including:

  • Infection
  • Injury or damage to the surrounding teeth or blood vessels
  • Sinus problems
  • Nerve damage

If you experience pain, swelling, or signs of infection post-implant surgery, contact Prestige 5th Avenue Dental immediately.


Call Prestige 5th Avenue Dental today to schedule an implant dentistry consultation, or book your appointment online.