Dental implants are an effective treatment option for those with multiple missing teeth. If you’re interested in getting dental implants, it’s helpful to know how they work and the success rate of an implant procedure.
At Park Dental, we offer high-quality dental implants to improve your overall oral health and the appearance of your smile.
Experienced dentists YooKyung Park, DDS, Pat Ng-A-Fook, DDS, and our expert dental team use advanced iTero® intraoral scanning technology to design your implants to fit correctly in your mouth. They also provide resources to support the long-term function of your dental implants.
A dental implant uses a titanium rod as an anchor point for an artificial tooth to replace one or more teeth lost to decay or injury.
Our dental team surgically implants the rod into your jawbone in the space where a tooth is missing. Over time, the titanium rod fuses to your jaw, which serves as an artificial root and provides a stable anchor for the artificial tooth.
We can use individual implants to replace a single tooth or do a full set of upper and lower teeth for a complete smile restoration. Our team attaches the teeth to the rod to make them a permanent fixture in your mouth.
The dental implants we provide at Park Dental offer a 95% success rate for improving your oral health. Because the titanium rod fuses to your natural jawbone, implants effectively prevent bone loss that occurs when your teeth are missing.
Implants offer more convenience than removable dentures. They’re also a more comfortable and longer-lasting alternative to dentures and bridges.
There is a small risk of dental implant failure if your jawbone doesn’t properly fuse to the titanium rod after implant surgery.
In advance of rod implant surgery, our dental experts may complete a bone graft procedure to remove bone from another part of your body or use donor tissue to provide sufficient support for the rod.
The more proactive you are about caring for your dental implants, the longer they will provide the support you need for chewing, speaking, and smiling.
You care for your dental implants just like your natural teeth, brushing daily to remove bacteria and food particles from your teeth, tongue, and gum line. You can use special toothbrushes to reach between the artificial teeth and keep your implants clean.
Routine dental visits every six months are also essential for protecting the integrity of your dental implants. Our dental team will check for implant damage before it causes complications and can repair your artificial teeth or posts when needed.
Be mindful of what you eat to lower your risk for implant damage. Avoid chewing ice and other hard foods that can break your implants. If you grind your teeth, our team can recommend a night guard to prevent premature implant damage.
Call Park Dental in Midtown East, New York City, today to schedule a dental implant consultation. You can also book an appointment online.