Dental Implant FAQ - Brooklyn, NY

Your Guide to Dental Implants

Learn if Dental Implants Are Right for You

We want our patients to be fully informed about their teeth replacement options, as there are many all with different benefits and drawbacks. Here, we’ve provided a guide to dental implants and the most frequently asked questions about them. For personalized answers to your specific questions, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our dentists to learn if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Saleh Elahwal and Dr. Germain Jean-Charles are here to help you!

Our Dental Implant FAQs

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Dental implants permanently replace an entire natural tooth. They’re made up of three parts: a titanium post comparable to a tooth root; a natural-looking and strong dental crown; and an abutment, which connects the post and crown. During the surgical phase, the post is inserted into the jawbone and allowed to fuse and heal over several months. The restorative phase includes creating and attaching the dental crown to the implant. We’ll complete all these phases conveniently at our Brooklyn, NY office.

Most, if not all, of our patients report that they experience minimal discomfort during dental implant placement. To ensure your comfort we offer sedation dentistry during every surgery. Additionally, our dentists offer custom IV sedation, which will let you “sleep” peacefully through your implant surgery. What’s more, our guided implant surgery technology helps us precisely plan your surgery, so we complete it with great accuracy and efficiency. This minimally invasive protocol reduces post-operative discomfort, too.

Yes, while significant bone loss makes it unsafe to place implants initially, we provide personalized bone grafting to rebuild the density, height, and width of your bone. This will ensure your candidacy for dental implants and a successful surgery.

The cost of dental implants is determined by your unique oral health needs. This includes how many teeth you’re missing, and any prerequisite procedures we may have to complete, such as tooth extractions and bone grafting. Drs. Elahwal and Charles will be able to accurately determine your specific cost at your complimentary consultation at our Brooklyn, NY office.

Dental implants require the same oral hygiene care as normal teeth. Brush and floss daily and be sure to schedule your twice-yearly checkups at our Brooklyn, NY office.

Many tooth replacement options exist today, including flippers, partials, dental bridges, and dentures. However, none of these provide the permanent health and functional benefits that dental implants do. Dental implants are fixed in your jaw, giving you the same look, feel, and function as healthy natural teeth! For most patients, they are the ideal tooth replacement option.

Schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Elahwal or Dr. Charles in our Brooklyn, NY office today! They’ll help you determine if dental implants are your best choice for replacing missing teeth.