Dental Implant Placement – East Islip, NY
How We Provide Strong & Beautiful Replacements
Dental implants are becoming one of the most popular tooth replacement options because of their unique health and aesthetic benefits. We can use dental implants to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or even entire smiles. Unlike most dentists who have to send you to a specialist for implants, we can place and restore them all at the same convenient location. But how do dental implants work? How can they provide so many benefits? The answer lies in the procedure itself. Read on to learn how we place dental implants in East Islip for a strong, secure and beautiful smile.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
Typically, you’ll go to a dentist’s office for a consultation, where they will refer you to a specialist for your implant placement. At East Islip Dental Care, we have a highly trained and experienced team ready to provide you start-to-finish quality and convenience. First, we will examine your smile before developing a personalized treatment plan.
Once your surgery is scheduled, you’ll come into our office, and we’ll ensure that you’re numb and comfortable. Then, we will make small incisions in your gums to access your jawbone. Next, we’ll create small holes in your jaw to accommodate your implants. Once they’re placed, we will provide you with a temporary restoration to maintain your appearance. The next step requires you to wait at least 3 to 4 months for your dental implants to heal. This process is called osseointegration, which fuses the implants to your jawbone for a strong and permanent support.
Aftercare for Dental Implants
Once you’ve finished your implant surgery, it’s completely normal to experience some slight soreness and bruising. Swelling and mild bleeding may also occur, but this is to be expected after getting implants. However, we will prescribe you effective pain medication for your soreness as well as antibiotics to fight off potential infection. It’s important to allow yourself some time to recover, which is why we recommend taking a few days off of work or your daily activities after getting dental implants. A lot of patients schedule their surgery on a Friday, so they’ll have the weekend to relax. It’s also vital to stick to a liquid diet during the first 24 hours of recovery (and don’t use a straw to drink). After, you can begin to work softer foods into your diet.
Once your dental implants are completely healed, all you have to do is come back into our office for your custom-made restorations. We’ll mount them on top of your implants to complete your smile. The results are a strong and beautiful set of teeth that look, feel, and function just like your natural ones.