Dental Implants

Rifkin Dental

Dentists located in Yorktown Heights, NY & Carmel, NY

A great smile can transform the way you see the world, and yourself. Rifkin Dental's experienced dentists and licensed denturists create dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Yorktown Heights and Carmel, New York, Rifkin Dental's experienced team can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Sedation Dentistry Q & A

What is a Dental Implant?

Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth.

Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, the dentist will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay firmly affixed to your jaw.

Why are Dental Implants so Popular?

On top of looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten benefits:

  • Are a permanent, lifelong solution
  • Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement


Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you're missing teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.

You could also be a great implant candidate if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Women or men looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with your dentist to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Book an appointment online or call Rifkin Dental to take the first step toward a more confident smile.