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Dental Implants at Canarsie Dental Office

Canarsie Dental Office in Brooklyn, NY offers dental implants as a durable and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth. Our experienced dental professionals use state-of-the-art technology to ensure the best outcomes for our patients.

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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath your gum line. This allows your dentist to mount replacement teeth or a bridge into that area. Implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your other teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Looks and Feels Natural: Implants are designed to look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
  • Permanent Solution: With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
  • Prevents Bone Loss: Unlike dentures, implants stimulate and preserve natural bone growth.
  • Improves Oral Health: Implants do not require reducing other teeth, as a tooth-supported bridge does.

The Process of Getting Dental Implants

  1. Consultation: Initial assessment with X-rays and scans to evaluate bone structure and discuss the best implant strategy.
  2. Implant Placement: The titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia.
  3. Healing and Bonding: The jawbone grows around the implanted metal post, anchoring it securely in the jaw. This healing process can take several weeks to months.
  4. Abutment Placement: Once the implant has bonded with the jawbone, a small connector post called an abutment is attached to hold the new tooth.
  5. Customizing Your New Tooth: An impression of your teeth is taken to create a model of your bite, which is used to craft your new tooth or teeth. The new tooth, called a crown, is then attached to the abutment.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Proper aftercare is crucial for the success of dental implants. This includes:

  • Regular Cleaning: Brushing twice a day and flossing daily.
  • Regular Checkups: Routine dental checkups every six months to ensure implants are in good condition.
  • Avoiding Harmful Habits: Avoid chewing hard items such as ice and hard candy that can break the crown or your natural teeth.

Why Choose Canarsie Dental Office?

  • Expertise and Experience: Our dentists are highly trained and experienced in implant dentistry.
  • Advanced Technology: We use the latest dental technology to ensure precise placement and optimal results.
  • Comprehensive Dental Care: We offer a full range of dental services to meet all your oral health needs.

Schedule Your Consultation

Considering dental implants? Contact Canarsie Dental Office today at (718) 251-4444 to schedule a consultation. Let us help you restore your smile and confidence with high-quality dental implants.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants at Canarsie Dental Office

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium that provide a permanent base for fixed or removable replacement teeth. They are an effective, long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth, or chronic dental problems.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone, where they fuse with the natural bone in a process called osseointegration. This creates a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Are dental implants painful?

Most people find dental implant surgery very manageable. Local anesthesia or sedation is used during the procedure to minimize discomfort. Post-surgery pain is typically mild and can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are designed to be a long-lasting solution and can last many years with proper care. With good oral hygiene and regular dental visits, implants can last a lifetime.

What are the advantages of dental implants over dentures or bridges?

Dental implants provide a more natural tooth replacement than dentures or bridges, as they do not slip or shift in your mouth—a common problem with dentures. They also prevent bone loss that can occur with missing teeth.

Who is eligible for dental implants?

Most adults in good general health with sufficient jawbone to support implants are candidates for dental implants. Conditions such as diabetes or heart disease do not automatically disqualify you; however, individual evaluations are necessary.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants have a high success rate, typically above 95%. Success depends on the health of the individual, the care in planning and placing the implant, and the patient’s oral hygiene and follow-up care.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Dental implants require the same care as natural teeth, including brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and regular dental check-ups. Proper maintenance can help extend the life of your implants and your overall oral health.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on the number of implants you need and the complexity of the procedure. We recommend scheduling a consultation for a detailed estimate.

Can dental implants fail?

While dental implants generally have a high success rate, they can fail due to factors like infection, improper bone fusion, or excessive stress on the implant. Regular follow-up appointments are important to monitor the health of the implant.