What to Expect Upper Eastside NY

What to Expect with Dental Implants at National Dental

It’s All in the Details

Making the choice to get dental implants is a big decision for many. The results are lifechanging, but the process can sometimes be daunting with all the steps involved. At National Dental, we perform every step of the dental implant process at our Upper Eastside 40th Street location, so you won’t have to worry about seeing other doctors, traveling, or getting conflicting information. We believe in honest and open communication as well as transparency with everything we do, so our team has outlined the steps we take when approaching the dental implant process.

Your Free Consultation

We always begin your smile transformation journey with a free consultation to discuss dental implants with our team. During this time, we will learn about your smile goals, hear your concerns and answer any questions you may have. Our doctors will evaluate your mouth and identify any areas of concern, such as lack of bone volume to support implants or instances of gum disease that will need to be treated prior to implant placement. We will also be able to give you an estimated cost for your procedure and discuss financing options with you.

Once you have made the decision to continue with the dental implant process, we can begin carefully and precisely planning your individual case. Our office features many advanced technologies to better help us give you the expert level of care you deserve. With cone beam CT scanners, we can capture detailed images of your jaw structure, allowing us to digitally plan the precise location of your dental implants. We use these images to create dental implant guides that will direct our doctors to the precise angle, depth and position for your implant surgery. In some cases, we will perform bone grafting or gum disease treatment at this time to get your jaw and health in prime condition.

Providing accurate and comfortable implant surgery is our top priority at National Dental. When it comes time to place your implants, we will offer you sedation options to put your anxiety to rest and prevent you from feeling any discomfort. We have doctors certified to offer IV sedation for the ultimate in relaxation and comfort during surgery. Using the dental implant guides we created during the planning phase, our doctors will precisely place your implants in the ideal location to benefit your smile.

For those patients that choose the Teeth Tomorrow solution to replace an entire mouth of missing or failing teeth, we can give you a brand-new smile in just two days. On the day of your surgery, we will extract any remaining teeth and place four to six dental implants into your jaw. After the surgery has finished, you will be allowed to go home and rest for the remainder of the day. The next day, “tomorrow,” you will come back into the office and be fit with a lifelike and comfortable temporary prosthesis. Once your implants have fully healed and your final restoration is complete, you will come back in for a final fitting of your permanent teeth.

For patients not choosing Teeth Tomorrow, the next step of the process is to restore the implants with a lifelike dental crown. These crowns are custom made to match your smile and will fit perfectly over the dental implant.  These dental crowns blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth and are strong enough to allow you to eat your favorite foods again without worry.

After your dental implants have been placed, you will need to eat softer foods and avoid food and drinks with extreme temperatures. We recommend not drinking from a straw or smoking for several weeks after surgery. In most cases, you will be prescribed pain management medication, but most patients do not need to use it for very long. Once your dental implants are finalized, you will simply brush and floss them as normal, making sure to receive routine dental hygiene appointments every six months.

Ready to Get Started with Dental Implants? Schedule your free dental implant consultation today!