Dental implants are placed into the jawbone where they act as a new tooth root – helping prevent structural changes to your jaw while providing an ideal base for your dental restoration. Because the placement of dental implants is surgical, infection is a possibility during the healing phase. However, once the process of healing is complete, these risks are all but eliminated.
When you come to our New York City office for a dental implant, we will provide you with specific care instructions and make follow up appointments to check for any irregularities. Your at-home care will, however, play the largest role in preventing infection.
Caring for your dental implant helps healing occur without incident. If we discover pockets of infection during your follow-up visits, we will adjust our recommendations and add medications as needed to help prevent complete implant failure. Implant failure is rare, but not impossible. The care you take of your new dental implant will play a direct role in this.
After your dental implant has integrated into your jaw, a restoration will be placed. This restoration and the tissue surrounding your implant will need to be cared for in the same manner as your natural teeth to prevent bacteria from infecting your gums. Gum disease can occur even after the implant process has been completed unless teeth are brushed and flossed appropriately.
As with postoperative care instructions, our Manhattan implant dentists will provide you with detailed instructions on the long-term care of your restoration. These instructions can be revisited and adjusted as needed during your routine visits for cleanings and examinations. Our goal is to help you keep your dental implants for a lifetime. We will work directly with you to help ensure your lasting satisfaction.
To learn more about dental implants in New York City, call us at 212-452-3344 and schedule a consultation t NYC Smile Design. Located in Manhattan, our implant dentists welcome patients from all areas of New York City.