Dental Implants - Williston Park, NY
WHAT TO EXPECT WITH THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCESS
The Implant Process Made Easy
At National Dental’s Williston Park office, our team offers comprehensive dental implant solutions, which means we complete all phases of dental implant treatment, right under one friendly roof. We have experience in several implant solutions, from single dental implants to the full-arch All-on-4® process. Receiving dental implants in Williston Park, NY, can change your life. We are proud to be the comprehensive dental practice so many in the community turn to for streamlined, efficient implant care. Throughout your implant procedure, we communicate with and cater to you every step of the way, and always keep you current on what to expect with dental implants at each phase of care.
Phase 1: Your Free Consultation
The dental implant process begins with a complimentary, personalized consultation and examination with our doctors. We perform a thorough evaluation of your oral health, advanced diagnostic assessment with 3D CBCT imaging to determine if adequate bone support for implants exist, and listen to your concerns and goals for how you would like your smile to look. Based on this collective information, we present the dental implant options best suited to your unique needs, answer any questions you have and provide a detailed account of what to expect with dental implants, as well as give you an estimated cost for your dental implant procedure.
Phase 2: Your Implant Surgery
On the day of your implant surgery, we ensure your comfort by administering sedation and feature doctors certified in IV sedation. Our doctors then precisely place your dental implants within the bone using computer-generated dental implant guides. For some procedures, we place a special type of abutment (a small metal cap which protrudes through gums) or sutures to enable the healing process. The implant is then left alone to fuse with the surrounding bone through osseointegration, a process that occurs over the following three to six months.
Attachment of Full Arch Prosthesis
If you chose to restore your entire mouth with All-on-4, the next step after placing your implants is to attach the prosthesis. With All-on-4, patients will get a temporary set of teeth that are worn for several months as their permanent bridge is constructed.
Phase 3: Restoring Your Dental Implant
Once your dental implant sites have healed and are ready to be restored, we then custom craft and securely attach crowns (for single implants) or a full-arch prosthesis (for implant supported dentures). The attachment mechanism varies depending among implant systems, but provides an extremely secure, stable connection between your new teeth and dental implants. We then check the bite for accuracy and comfort, and provide daily homecare instructions for implant care.
Phase 4: Healing and Maintaining
Immediately after surgery, some patients may feel sore or swollen, but with prescribed medication, the level of discomfort can be maintained. We recommend eating soft foods and avoiding hot or cold drinks for several days. Many patients are surprised to learn that dental implants are cared for and maintained just like real teeth. Meticulous daily brushing and flossing along with regular dental cleanings and exams help to keep your implant sites and replacement teeth healthy and beautiful.