Dental Implants - Manhattan, NY

Answers to Your Common Questions About Dental Implants

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Receiving dental implants to replace your missing or failing teeth is a big commitment for many people. We understand that when considering this process, you likely will have many questions, concerns and reservations. At National Dental’s Upper East Side office, we believe that open communication and transparency in our dental implant process is the key to success and patient satisfaction. We want to make sure you are comfortable and confident when going into the dental implant surgery and offer a complimentary consultation in which we are able to answer common questions about dental implants. To get you over your initial concerns, our experienced team of doctors have compiled a list of common questions about dental implants in Upper East Side, NY. If you have any further questions or concerns, we encourage you to schedule your complimentary implant consultation and ask them in person with our doctors.

Diagram of dental implant parts. Crown, abutment, and post.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement. They mimic the function and aesthetics of a natural tooth while also being securely held into your jaw. By fusing with your jaw bone, there is no need for adhesives and you can enjoy a nearly 99% natural bite strength. Dental implants also stimulate your jaw bone to prevent deterioration, preserving your oral health and facial appearance. With proper care and routine dental checkups, they can even last you the rest of your life.


Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Anyone who is missing one, multiple or even all their teeth or has teeth that are failing can be a candidate for dental implants! It is important to be free of gum disease and be in overall good health, as well as have adequate jaw bone volume to support the implant post.


What Are the Advantages of Choosing Dental Implants?

Dental implants act just like a natural tooth. The implant post mimics the function of a tooth root and the dental crown is designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. Due to the material the implants are made of, the crowns are resistant to staining and decay. You will be able to eat almost any foods without worry about biting function, sticky substances pulling them out or chewing. Additionally, they preserve your jaw bone health and with proper oral care, can last you for the rest of your life.


What is the Cost of Dental Implants?

Your smile is unique to you, so every implant case changes depending on your specific needs and goals. Many factors determine the overall cost of dental implants, so we recommend coming in for a complimentary implant consultation to discuss with our doctors your unique needs. They will then be able to give you an estimated cost.


What is the Success Rate of Implants?

When placed by our experienced doctors, dental implants have an over 95% success rate! Once the titanium post has osseointegrated, or fused, to your jaw bone, it can last you the rest of your life with proper care.


Do I Need Implants if I Already Have Dentures?

While dentures are an adequate solution to tooth loss, they do not provide the same security, benefits, or natural look that implants do. If you are used to your removable dentures, we do offer implant supported dentures to help secure them into your jaw, improving your bite and their security. By just placing two to four dental implants, we can firmly hold your denture in place.


Do Getting Implants Hurt? ​

Receiving dental implants is not as painful as many people imagine. With the help of dental sedation, you likely will not feel, or remember your procedure being performed. Many patients report only a dull pressure at the site of treatment. Many of our doctors are also certified to administer advanced IV sedation for the ultimate in calming, pain-free dental care.


Will I Ever Be Without Teeth?

In most cases, you will never be without teeth! We are able to extract failing teeth, place dental implants and even restore them in just one appointment. For those seeking full-arch tooth replacement, we can even give you a complete, permanent new smile with All-on-4.


What Do I Need to Do to Care for My Implants?

Simply care for your dental implants as you would natural teeth. Brush twice a day and floss daily as well as maintain routine dental checkups and cleanings. By following these simple steps, you can expect your implants to last for many, many years.

Have More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental implants in Upper East Side, NY, or want us to go into more details about anything on our dental implants FAQ, don’t hesitate to contact us online or give us a call at (646)736-2206.