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Dental Implants - Hicksville, NY

Dental Implants: A Step-By-Step Guide

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An Experienced Dental Team Matters

When you are making the decision to invest in dental implants, you are likely curious about what to expect with the process. At National Dental, we strive to keep our patients in-the-know on what their procedure will involve and be as transparent as possible so you can make the best decision for your needs. As a leading dental implant practice, we have the advantage of a team of experienced dental professionals who invest in modern technology to give you a safe, accurate dental implant surgery. For those seeking dental implants in Hicksville, NY, we recommend scheduling a free consultation with our team to see the National Dental difference in person.
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Your Free Dental Implant Consultation

When you are seeking dental implants, it is important to feel confident in your doctors and understand the procedure in its entirety. This is why we offer a free consultation—you can sit with our doctors and ask your most pressing questions, discuss your smile goals and even get an estimation on your dental implant cost. During this consultation we will work with you to develop a treatment plan that best suits your needs and is within your budget.
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Planning Your Dental Implant Surgery

The first step to any dental implant procedure is proper planning to ensure accuracy and long-term success. At National Dental, we invest in some of the most state-of-the-art technology to assist us in planning your treatment. With cone beam CT scans we can capture detailed images of your jaw and oral structures. We utilize these images when creating dental implant guides for guided implant surgery. This process creates a guide for our dentist, ensuring that your dental implants are placed in the precise location, angle and depth for maximum support and to avoid nerves or surrounding tooth roots.

Placing Your Dental Implants

Accuracy, success and patient comfort are the aspects we strive for when performing surgery. During implant surgery, patients are provided dental sedation to help with anxiety and control levels of discomfort. Our team has certified IV sedation doctors to provide you with the highest level of comfort. During the implant placement, we will use surgical guides to direct us exactly where your implants need to go, removing any guesswork involved in the process. We will then strategically place your dental implants into your jaw bone.

Finalizing Your Dental Implants

Once your dental implants have been placed and healed, we will fit them with your finalized crown. This dental crown will match your surrounding teeth, creating a seamless look when you smile and talk with others. These lifelike crowns are attached to your dental implants and restore both form and function. You will be able to bite, chew and speak confidently without worrying about the function or appearance of your teeth. These dental crowns should last you many years when treated with care.

Caring for Your Dental Implants

After your dental implants have been placed and restored with crowns, it is important to take proper care of them so they can last your lifetime. After surgery, you may be prescribed pain-management medication, but many patients feel back to normal within a few days. We recommend eating soft foods and avoiding drinks with extreme temperatures or using straws for the first few days. Once your dental implants have healed, you will be able to use your teeth like normal and should treat them as you should treat natural teeth. Brushing twice a day and flossing daily, as well as routine dentist appointments, will help keep your mouth healthy and have your dental implants last you for the rest of your life.

Ready to Experience the Difference Dental Implants Offer?

National Dental offers a free dental implant consultation to help you discover your needs and help you reach your goals. Schedule your appointment today on our website or by calling our Hicksville office at (516) 629-5086.