Your Guide to Dental Implants

Dr. Joo Kim
Dr. Joo Kim

All Your Questions Answered Here

If you’re looking for information about dental implants you’ve come to the right place. At South Shore Long Island Periodontics & Implantology we specialize in dental implant placement and all related procedures. Read on to find answers to some commonly asked questions about this life-changing dental health innovation. If you have more specific questions, we’ll be happy to schedule a custom consultation with a periodontist here in our Wantagh, NY office. We look forward to hearing from you!

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What you should know before getting a dental implant.

Dental Implant FAQs

Dental implants are the highest quality replacements for missing or severely decayed teeth offered today. Single implants consist of three components: 1) a screw-like titanium post that replaces your tooth root, 2) a durable, natural-looking crown, and 3) an abutment that connects the crown to the post.

Extensively trained, skilled, and experienced with dental implants, our team has been able to place implants for patients with limited bone mass who’ve been turned down by other practices.

A number of factors determine your specific dental implant cost, including the number of implants you need as well as any related procedures that may be required. We encourage you to schedule a personalized consultation in our Wantagh, NY office so we can determine your treatment plan cost.

Our board-certified periodontists generally place reliable temporary crowns on your dental implants during just one visit. It can take up to six months to fully heal after dental implant placement.

Our three board-certified periodontists each have up to four years of additional training beyond dental school, which included specialized training with dental implants. We’ve been working with implants since 1986—the very first days of dental implants—and collectively have completed more than 10,000 placements.

We offer a variety of dental implant solutions and work closely with you to determine the best option. All of them offer quick and impressive results! For full arch solutions, we insert a small number of biocompatible titanium posts into your jawbone to support each full arch dental bridge. With single implants we insert one post per tooth that we’re replacing. In all cases, we also fit you with provisional crowns during the same appointment, enabling you to quickly get back to eating and speaking comfortably in a very short time. As the insertion sites heal these posts become a permanent part of your body, a process called osseointegration. We’ll place your final restorations during a follow-up visit after the healing has completed.

Dental implants are made from durable titanium and with proper care can last a lifetime.

Dental implants should get the same care as natural teeth, i.e., brushing, flossing, regular exams, and professional cleanings.

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