Dental Implants - Sunnyside, NY
Your Guide on What to Expect with Dental Implants
Welcome to Our Full-Service Implant Clinic
With dental implants becoming the gold standard of tooth replacement, you should trust in experienced professionals to restore your smile. National Dental’s Sunnyside, NY, office is a full-service dental implant clinic. Our dentists have the experience and technology to give you successful results that can last you for years to come. Many patients are curious as to what to expect with their dental implants in Sunnyside, NY, so our team has created a straightforward guide detailing the steps you are likely to experience at our office.
Your Free Dental Implant Consultation
An important step towards understanding your procedure is the consultation with our doctor and team. We offer patients a free initial dental implant consultation so you can ask any questions you may have and discuss your goals. Our doctors will examine your mouth and create a treatment plan unique to you. Often, we are able to give you an estimated cost for your implant procedure.
The Planning Phase
Once you’ve made the decision to invest in dental implants, our team will begin planning your treatment. We utilize modern technology like 3D cone beam CT scanners to capture highly detailed images of your mouth and oral structure to understand exactly what needs to be performed. In some cases, patients may need to have gum disease treated or bone grafting performed before we perform surgery. We also always create a dental implant guide utilizing the images taken from the CT scanner to assist our doctor during the surgery stage.
Placing Your Dental Implants
When we place your implants, we always focus on comfort and accuracy. Using a dental implant guide, we ensure your implants are placed in the precise location, angle and depth for optimal results. We also have doctors certified in IV sedation to give you a soothing experience that most patients never even remember. In most cases, the surgery itself is quick and virtually painless. We are even able to extract failing teeth and place implants within the same day.
Restoring Your Dental Implants
Patients not seeking a full arch tooth replacement option will need their dental implants restored with natural-looking crowns. Our team can custom create your crowns and match them to your desired size, shape and color. Additionally, our ceramic crowns are highly resistant to stains and cannot be affected by decay. These crowns blend in seamlessly with your smile and most people will never know you were ever missing any teeth!
The Healing Process
Once your dental implants have been placed, many patients worry that the healing process will be difficult for them. The truth is that the healing process is actually fairly simple. You may be sore or swollen for a few days after surgery, but with pain medication, the feeling should subside. We recommend only eating soft foods for a few weeks and to avoid hot or cold beverages. You should also avoid smoking or drinking from straws for several weeks after surgery. 24 hours after surgery you will be able to brush your teeth again like normal and you should feel back to your regular self just a few days after your treatment. Be sure to schedule a follow up appointment with us so we can check on how your implants are healing!