Implant placement and restoration
Dental implants are a popular tooth restoration option for patients in the area of Melville, NY. Drs. Dean and Renee Glasser of Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island encourage you to consider implants whenever possible to replace one or more teeth in the smile. These restorations will last many years with proper care, making them a smart investment for many of our patients. Learning about the process of obtaining dental implant can give you a good idea of what makes these restorations highly desirable.
The dental implant placement process typically includes the following steps:
- Consultation: Our dental team will take a medical history and perform a physical examination to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. They will also take X-rays to assess the condition of your jawbone and gums, as dental implants do require patients to have enough bone structure to ensure a successful procedure.
- Surgical Procedure: If you are a candidate for implants, one of our dentists will arrange an appointment for the surgical procedure. During this time, Drs. Dean and Renee Glasser will surgically place the implant in your jawbone. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia to ensure patient comfort.
- Healing: After the implants are placed, you will need to wait several months for them to heal. During this time, you may need to wear a temporary denture. This is perfectly normal and is the time during which the bone grows around the implant to solidify it into place. This process is known as osseointegration and is necessary to ensure the dental implant is properly in place for many, many years!
- Restoration: Once the implants have healed, our dentist will restore them with a crown, bridge, or denture. The type of restoration needed will depend on how many teeth are being replaced and how the dental implants are being used. Implants are extremely versatile and may replace one, several, or all the teeth for a patient.
Call Implant and General Dentistry of Long Island to learn more
If you are considering dental implants, be sure to consult with a qualified dentist such as Drs. Dean and Renee Glasser. They will be able to assess your candidacy and determine if dental implants are the best option for you during a consultation and initial evaluation. An appointment can be made at 631-423-6767 at our Melville, NY area practice.