What Can You Expect From Your Dental Implant Procedure?

iStock_000028928360_LargeDental implants are one of the best ways to create a beautiful, long lasting smile.  This restorative dental service improves your smile appearance, blends in naturally, and restores your oral health.  If you are interested in restoring your smile with dental implants, you may want to learn more about what the implant placement process entails.  Here’s what you can expect from your dental implant procedure at Perfect Smile Maker.

Dental Implant Procedure:
  • Schedule Your Consultation - The first step in your dental implant process is scheduling a consultation at our office.  During your initial visit, Stewart Brody, DDS will evaluate, assess and discuss what will be involved in your treatment. 
  • Dental Implant Placement - Your second visit involves placing the base of the implant.  While using local anesthesia, the implant is attached to your jaw bone through a surgical procedure.  This ensures the stability and longevity of your new tooth.
  • Healing Period - It can take three to six months for the implant to fully heal.  During this time, the jaw bone heals around the implant, securing it in place.
  • Placing Your Custom Cap - After the implant is fully integrated, the implant is uncovered.  A custom crown is attached to your implant and it blends in naturally with the rest of your smile.
Dental Implants are a great tooth replacement choice for one or several missing or damaged teeth.  To learn more about the benefits of dental implants and what the procedure entails, visit our website or contact our office by calling 516-782-2215.  At Perfect Smile Maker, we can help you determine if dental implants are the right solution for your smile.  

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Dental Implants vs. Dentures: Which is the Right Choice for your Smile?

asdfDental implants and dentures are among the most popular restorative options available to patients with missing or extracted teeth.  While they are both a great way to replace a smile gap and improve your oral health, each dental service has its own unique benefits.  Here are a few of the main differences between dental implant procedures and denture procedures.

Implants vs. Dentures:

  • Placement Process
    • Dental Implants – Dental implants are unique in that they are attached directly to your jawbone.  This provides stability that many other restoratives don’t have.
    • Dentures – During your first appointment, an impression is taken of your jaw and tooth structure.  A mold is then created and a final cast is custom designed for your smile.
  • Recovery Time
    • Dental Implants – The jaw bone needs to heal around the implant after placement.  This process, known as osseo-integration, may take anywhere from 3-6 months to complete.
    • Dentures – Immediate dentures are placed immediately after tooth extraction and are adjusted periodically as your gums heal.  Conventional dentures are placed after your gums have healed, approximately six to eight weeks after extraction.
  • Longevity
    • Dental Implants – Dental implants are a more expensive option.  However, they are designed to last a lifetime.
    • Dentures – This restorative is often more affordable.  Since they are removable, they may be lost or need adjustments over time.
  • Appearance
    • Dental Implants – Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or several teeth.  However, each implant stands alone.  Implants are designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth.
    • Dentures – Dentures are custom designed for your smile, but they are removable.

To learn more about dental implants, dentures, and the restorative services available at Perfect Smile Maker, call 516-482-2215 or visit us on the web.

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Why Choose Dental Implants?

Single_crown_implantIt’s no surprise that so many patients love the realistic look and feel of dental implants.  They are one of the best ways to replace a missing, damaged or extracted tooth.  Here are just a few of the reasons as to why dental implants are such a great way to restore your smile. Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Permanent – Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime.  Since they are attached directly to your jawbone, they act as a long lasting tooth replacement option.
  • Aesthetics – Each implant is custom designed to match the color, shape, and texture of your natural teeth.
  • Simple Care – Dental implants do not require any special maintenance.  Regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings is all that is needed to keep your smile healthy.
  • Natural – Unlike bridges, dental implants are a standalone restoration.  There is no need to alter any of the surrounding teeth.
Are you interested in restoring your smile with a dental implant?  We encourage you to learn more about this restorative dental service on our website or by calling our office at 516-482-2215.  Perfect Smile Maker can help you determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant.