Dental Implant FAQ
Welcome to the New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery FAQ page. We have compiled the most common questions our patients have asked about our dental implant procedure for your convenience.
Does the Dental Implant Operation Hurt?
The procedure itself will utilize local anesthesia, so our patients are guaranteed that no amount of discomfort will be felt during the operation. Some will find the need to keep their mouths wide open for a prolonged time to be a bit uncomfortable, though. Fortunately, standard dental implant procedures are relatively quick, so you won't need to suffer from that discomfort for too long.
A single dental implant replacement will usually take less than an hour to complete while more complex procedures can clock in at no more than four hours. All our doctors are highly skilled and experienced in dental implant operations, so expect the process to finish quickly.
How Much Will a Dental Implant Procedure Cost?
There are several factors to consider when it comes to how much the dental implant procedures will cost for specific patients. For example, how many implants will be required to support the teeth to be fabricated in your case, whether additional preparatory procedures are necessary, as well as the materials that will be used by your dentist to restore the implant itself. We will be happy to provide you with information regarding your options and an estimate from the surgical standpoint. Your restorative dentist or prosthodontist will discuss the dental restorative options and costs with you.
How Do I Know If I Am a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are pretty much available to any patient who has lost one or multiple teeth permanently. Drop by our office to be properly evaluated by one of our doctors.
What are the Risks of Undergoing Dental Implants?
The procedure is relatively safe, but as with any surgical procedure, there are possible risks and complications that can rarely occur. Your oral surgery specialist at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery will review the potential risks and complications of your specific case with you at the consultation visit and again prior to the surgery. Our oral surgeons and staff will give you a comprehensive and personalized guideline on the "do's and don'ts" and the signs and symptoms you should look out for after your procedure.
How Successful are Dental Implant Procedures?
Based on studies as well as our track record, dental implant procedures have a 95% success rate with patients. This percentage is further increased if the patient implements good oral hygiene and a healthy lifestyle.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
As this can be quite an expensive procedure, it is only natural to ask how long such an investment will last. While dental implants are immune to most dental diseases such as tooth decay, patients are required to follow through with regular checkups and dental implant maintenance. Dental implants are designed to last for a decade or more. With proper care and a great healthy lifestyle, a patient can further improve their dental implant's lifespan by over 15 years.
How Do I Make an Appointment?
We focus on delivering the best results for all our patients. If you wish to have a dental implant done, then you have come to the right place. Please contact us at (914) 768-8220 at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery so that we can schedule you an appointment with one of our oral surgeons.