Dental Implants - Oakland Gardens, NY
Answers to Your Common Questions About Dental Implants
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Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Implants are the ideal tooth replacement for many patients, but work best in a healthy mouth and do require a certain amount of bone volume for success. If you are missing one, multiple or even most of your teeth, we have dental implant options for you. A free personalized consultation with our doctors can reveal if implants are right for you.
Why are Dental Implants Preferred Over Other Tooth Replacement Options?
Implants are the only tooth replacement option that fuse with the jaw bone through a process known as osseointegration. This offers permanent tooth replacement along with unrivaled stability and oral function.
What if I Am Not a Candidate for Implants Due to Bone Loss?
Even if you have bone loss, you may still be a candidate for implants with a bone grafting procedure. Bone grafting rebuilds lost bone in the jaw. In some instances, we may be able to place implant supported bridges in areas of the mouth with the most bone. Our doctors are trained and experienced in preparing the jawbone for implants through advanced bone grafting procedures
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Implants replace the root portion and crown portion of a tooth. They integrate with the underlying jaw bone and closely mimic the relationship between a tooth and its roots. With the implant post inserted in the jaw, the bone is stimulated and prevents deterioration from occurring. The crown is also durable and natural-looking, allowing you to eat foods like normal.
Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?
Implant surgery really is a minimally invasive procedure, especially when coupled with our gentle approach to care and advanced CBCT diagnostic planning. We utilize dental implant guides to direct our doctors into the precise location for implants to be placed, minimizing the chance for error and removing all guesswork. We also offer IV sedation to ensure a pain-free procedure and positive treatment experience from a certified doctor.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss, with proper care and maintenance. Over time, normal wear and tear in the mouth may require replacement of the crown. However, the titanium implant itself can last a lifetime.
What Type of Benefits Do Dental Implants Offer?
Dental implants offer numerous benefits to your health, smile and general well-being. They can replace any number of teeth, from a single missing tooth to an entire arch with the All-on-4® solution. Dental implants also look, feel and function like real teeth and improve biting, chewing and speaking, among offering other benefits.
How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?
Proper care and maintenance for implants mirrors that of natural teeth. Meticulous homecare and visits to our practice for routine cleanings and exams generally is all that is need for care for implants. While the crowns of the implants are resistant to staining and decay, you must still brush them twice a day and floss daily.