Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing missing teeth and improving the appearance, function and health of your smile. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for a dental implant in Warwick, New York, Dr. Syed Masihuddin or Dr. Pankaj Puri would love to meet with you. Call Merchant Square Dental at 845-986-1732, and a member of our team will help you plan your visit with our dentists. 

Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.

Following this healing period, our dentists will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation, please call or visit us soon.

frequently asked questions

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. However, factors such as oral hygiene practices, lifestyle habits, and overall health can influence the longevity of implants.

The dental implant procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, so you shouldn’t feel any pain during the surgery. Some discomfort and swelling may occur afterward, but it can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.

The dental implant process can take several months to complete, as it involves multiple stages including implant placement, osseointegration (fusion of the implant with the jawbone), and placement of the prosthetic tooth or teeth.

While dental implants are generally safe and have a high success rate, like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved. These may include infection, nerve damage, implant failure, or complications related to anesthesia. Your dentist will discuss potential risks and complications with you before proceeding with treatment.