What Should I Know Before Getting Dental Implants?

Dental implants are “the Cadillac” of tooth restoration. An oral surgeon implants a titanium post into the jawbone to serve as an artificial tooth root and mounts artificial replacement teeth. Most patients with damaged or missing teeth will find dental implants to be the best option, so long as the underlying gums and bone are in decent shape.

While dentures are cheaper, they can loosen or feel awkward over time compared to implants, which stay fixed in place like natural teeth. Unlike bridges, dental implants do not require filing of healthy teeth for fixation. Implants allow you to talk, chew and speak with ease – simply brushing and flossing as you normally would.

Here’s all you need to know about dental implant surgery before the big day arrives, so you can prepare.

Your first step is a consultation with NYC cosmetic dentist Dr. David Blaustein. He will take x-rays and other images to learn more about your underlying bone structure and identify problems like advanced tooth decay or gum disease that will require treatment before the implants are placed. Patients that lack adequate jawbone strength may require bone grafting before the implants are placed.

Important pre-surgical instructions

Once your dental implant surgery is scheduled, you will need to:

Dental implant surgery recovery

Your comfort is of utmost importance to Dr. David Blaustein and staff, so here are a few tips to help you bounce back.

Pain & Discomfort

Hygiene

Swelling

Eating

Dr. David Blaustein is happy to go over these instructions and more in greater detail with you during your dental implant consultation in Manhattan. Call 347-973-7520 to set up a day and time that is convenient for you.

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Chelsea Dental Aesthetics Comprehensive, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry located in Chelsea, New York, NY

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