Dental Implants in Greenwich Village, NYC
Quality dental implants in New York, NY are the best tooth-replacement option in the world—whether you have one lost tooth or multiple missing teeth.
Losing teeth can be stressful and embarrassing, but now you have options to restore your confidence and your smile! At Keith Bracy, DDS Dentistry, our top dental implant dentist understands how you feel. This is why he offers quality dental implants in Chelsea, Flatiron, Manhattan, and Greenwich Village.
If you have one or more missing teeth and are considering dental implants in New York, NY, contact a member of our team today at (212) 390-8399 to schedule an implant exam and smile chat with Dr. Bracy.
In the meantime, we invite you to read through the questions we hear most often from patients seeking dental implants. If you would like more information, never hesitate to contact our dental team.
- Why Dr. Bracy for my dental implants?
- What are dental implants?
- Are dental implants right for me?
- Why should I replace my missing teeth?
- What are the benefits of dental implants compared with dentures?
- What brand of dental implants do you use?
- How do I take care of my dental implants?
- Are you accepting new patients?
Why Dr. Bracy for my dental implants?
Dr. Bracy is a graduate of Georgetown University, and he received his Premedical Certificate from New York University. From there, he earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from Stony Brook University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bracy has also won numerous awards and is a member of many prestigious associates, including:
- The American Dental Association
- New York State Dental Association
- New York County Dental Society
- Hispanic Dental Association
- Gay and Lesbian Medical Association
Dr. Bracy has extensive training in dental implants through his postdoctoral residency training at the Manhattan VA Medical Center. Additionally, he has completed hundreds of dental implant cases successfully and will provide you with personalized dental care.
Our implant dentist has a long list of satisfied dental implant patients throughout the area, and we welcome you to join that roster!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a type of fixed restoration that stays in place in your mouth. You do not have to worry about plastic dentures or taking any teeth in or out at night. The base of a dental implant is much like a natural tooth root when placed in your jawbone. A natural-looking tooth crown is fixed to the implant after healing.
You might be confused about implant part terms, like custom abutments, but we will explain the whole process in easy to understand language at our West Village, NY dental office.
Are dental implants right for me?
Dr. Bracy will examine your teeth and gums thoroughly—which may include x-rays—to make sure dental implants are the best choice for your smile and your health. All cosmetic dentistry starts with an exam and a smile chat. During this chat, you’ll also share your goals for your smile with Dr. Bracy.
Why should I replace my missing teeth?
Often patients will lose a tooth due to a failed root canal or deep cavity and decide not to replace it with an implant because “no one can see it,” or “my insurance doesn’t cover implants.” In many cases, this is a mistake and can lead to unintended consequences.
First, the adjacent and opposing teeth can shift into the area of the missing tooth. This can dramatically affect the function and health of these teeth.
Second, the bone in the area of the missing tooth can shrink away and also affect the health of the adjacent teeth.
Additionally, if you lose a tooth on the other side in the future, the function can be compromised, and patients always wish they had replaced the first tooth that was lost.
Finally, when teeth shift, it can impact the way you speak, chew, and even lead to erosion on your existing teeth. Erosion can mean cavities, breakage, and puts you at further risk for future dental issues and tooth loss.
What are the benefits of dental implants compared with dentures?
Dental implants are fixed in your mouth. They are like having your very own natural teeth. In many cases, they are a better choice to replace teeth than a dental bridge or removable denture. A dental bridge involves having procedures done to two adjacent teeth, so the bridge has something to rest on.
Both dental bridges and removable dentures are not as good for your jawbone as dental implants. Dental implants help preserve your bone, whereas the bone starts shrinking away over time with bridges and dentures.
In many cases, patients elect to replace a failing dental bridge with implant options. And a denture can slip and fit loosely over time—unlike dental implants. Most importantly, dental implants restore your cosmetics and function if you lose a tooth.
You may also opt for implant-supported dentures—dentures affixed with dental implants.
What brand of dental implants do you use?
Dr. Bracy only uses the best quality, brand name dental implants, such as Straumann, Zimmer, and Nobel Biocare. This is a very important implant question to ask your dentist!
Sometimes, you might see advertisements for a low priced dental implant. Often these implants are generic brands! These generic brand companies can go out of business and cannot provide you with maintenance parts if something goes wrong years later. The same goes for having an implant done outside the United States. It might seem like a cost-saving move, but if something goes wrong, foreign or generic dental implant replacement parts may not be able to be ordered.
How do I take care of my dental implants?
Dental implants are the best tooth replacements on the planet because they so closely mimic natural teeth. But dental implants also behave like natural teeth and require the same type of maintenance.
With dental implants from our West Village dental office, you need only brush and floss twice daily, and visit our dental office regularly.
Dental implants cannot decay, but it’s important to lower your risk for periodontal disease and other infections that can cause your implants to fail. When it comes to dental implants, gum health is extremely important.
Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, we are always accepting new patients to our NYC dental office. Keith Bracy, DDS Dentistry is located in the heart of the West Village at 100 West 12th St. We are also very close to Chelsea, Flatiron, Union Square, and Greenwich Village.
Keith Bracy, DDS does the full scope of general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry in our boutique office. If you are looking for personalized dental care, look no further! Our office also performs the Kor Whitening procedure.
Are you looking for the best dental cleaning or an emergency dentist in New York, NY? We are happy to do our best to accommodate same-day dental cleanings and emergency dental procedures. We always have a new patient special to make your same-day dental cleaning affordable to you. Who doesn’t like that dentist clean feeling? You’ll be “all smiles” at our 12th street dental office.
Are you interested in Invisalign? We love performing this procedure for our New York patients. We want to make Invisalign affordable so that everyone can have straight, healthy teeth in New York, NY. We are happy to offer you a second opinion on your Invisalign and will also match diamond pricing Invisalign discounts. Just mention this part of the website.
Finally, if you want dental implants in New York, NY, our cosmetic dentist is the dentist to see.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Exam and Smile Chat Today
Don’t stress about replacing your missing teeth! We are here for you, and we are a judgment-free dental office.
If you would like to schedule your dental implant exam and smile chat with our top cosmetic dentist in New York, NY, contact our team. If you have any questions or concerns about dental implants or tooth replacement options in New York, NY, don’t hesitate to get in touch.
At Keith Bracy, DDS Dentistry, we have plenty of satisfied dental implant patients in the West Village, Chelsea, and across New York City.
We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile.