Dental Implants - Sunnyside, NY
DENTAL IMPLANT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do You Have Questions About Dental Implants?
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are considered to be the gold standard of tooth replacement within the dental field. They look, function and feel just like natural teeth and with proper care, can last you the rest of your life. Implants are highly resistant to staining and cannot be affected by decay.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a biocompatible screw that is inserted into the jaw bone and designed to fuse to the surrounding bone for a permanent fit, much like a tooth root. The dental implant is capped with a crown, which looks and functions just like your natural teeth. Dental implants are the closest thing to natural teeth.
Are Dental Implants Expensive?
Every implant case is unique to the patient. It is virtually impossible to give a set price for dental implants without an examination of your needs and a discussion of your goals. We offer a complimentary dental implant consultation to discuss your needs and can offer an estimated implant cost at that time.
What is the Success Rate for Dental Implants?
The success of dental implants is directly related to your overall oral health and homecare routines. When our dentist place dental implants, we have an over 95% success rate. With proper brushing and flossing at home and regular visits for checkups, you can expect your implants to last the rest of your life.
Is it Painful to get Dental Implants?
Contrary to popular belief, it is not very painful to have implants placed. With the use of sedation, most patients only feel a slight pressure at the sight of surgery. Our doctors are also certified in IV sedation to give you a soothing, anxiety-free procedure. Many times, patients won’t even remember their procedure at all when choosing IV sedation.
How Many Teeth Can I Replace?
We can replace any number of missing teeth with dental implants. Individual teeth can be replaced with dental implants, multiple teeth in an area can be replaced with implant supported bridges and we can even restore an entire mouth with All-on-4® dental implant solutions.
Can I Have a Tooth Removed and an Implant Placed at the Same Time?
In many cases, yes, we can remove a problem tooth and place an implant at the same time. This speeds up the total treatment time. With All-on-4, you can even have a full arch of teeth within days of your implants being placed.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is a full arch tooth replacement option. We can extract teeth and place implants in one day, as well as provide you with a temporary set of teeth to wear while a lab creates your permanent teeth. Once your teeth are created and implants heal, you will come back in for a fitting with your permanent teeth.
Where Does Surgery Take Place?
Our Sunnyside, NY office is fully equipped to handle implant cases. We can place and restore teeth in-office and feature some of the latest dental technologies to ensure accuracy and improved results.
How Long Will Dental Implants Last?
With proper oral care, your dental implants can last you the rest of your life. Proper at-home brushing and flossing is required as well as routine checkups by your dentist, but most patients never have to replace their implants.
How Do I Care for My Dental Implants?
Simple! Just treat your dental implants like your real teeth. Regular brushing and flossing is necessary to preserve the surrounding tissue and frequent visits to the dentist is important to make sure no complications arise.