Dental Implant FAQ
Dental implant Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions or concerns?
Dr. Zeeshan Salam takes a unique approach to restoring and placing your missing teeth making use of dental implants. When it comes to having an eye for detail, we focus on both the surgical placement of the implant post along with its cosmetic appearance after it’s restored with a bridge, dental crown or a denture. We undertake things on-site at our dental office in Carthage NY. This means that you will receive extensive care and quality service without worrying about things. Using the latest in technologies and durable materials, implants from Long Falls Dentistry will last for years to come. We also understand that many of our patients have queries and concerns about the implant procedure. Dr. Zeeshan Salam has thus created a FAQ as a helping hand for our patients in Carthage, Watertown, Fort Drum NY and surrounding areas. If you have further queries, please feel free to call us and we will be more than happy to assist you.
Why should I choose dental implants?
Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that resembles the look, feel and function of your natural teeth. Dental implants has the ability to restore 99% of the function, allowing you to eat whatever you want with a completely beautiful and natural look. With routine dental hygiene appointments or checkups and proper oral care, your implants can last for the rest of your life.
What is the success rate of implants?
Dental implants placed by Dr. Zeeshan Salam have a success rate of 98%. Proper care of the implant and maintaining oral health, they can successfully last for a lifetime.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on individual needs and thus varies from patient to patient. During your consultation we’ll consider the number of teeth that need replacement. Will it be a single implant, multiple implants or a full arch. Are their infections and are extractions required. Considering all of these will help you get an estimation. Call us for more info.
How many teeth can I replace?
We can replace single missing tooth, multiple teeth and even if a full mouth replacement is required. Multiple missing teeth can be replaced using implant supported bridge meaning you won’t need to undergo single implants for missing tooth which also lowers the costs exponentially. For full arch missing teeth, we can use as low as two or four implants supporting an entire bridge or a denture for achieving a secure fit.
Can you restore my dental implants too?
Yes! We are well equipped with the latest technologies and are a full-service dental implant office. It’s all about knowing what the end result will look like and preparing accordingly from the beginning. Dr. Salam highly emphasizes on cosmetic dentistry and we can create beautiful and fully functional crowns ensuring that it blends in perfectly with your smile.
Am I an eligible candidate for dental implants?
If you have one, multiple or a full arch of missing teeth, you are likely an eligible candidate for dental implants. Also, you should be free of any gum disease or infection and have a good overall health.
Does implant surgery hurt?
This is one of the most common misconceptions we often hear from patients. Undergoing the dental implants procedure isn’t painful and feels similar to having your tooth pulled. Our patients, after undergoing the treatment said, “I hardly felt anything at all!” However, with the use of sedation all you will feel is a dull pressure at the sit of the implant surgery.
What is the process for getting dental implants?
We make use of 3D technology and take detailed images of your mouth. This tells us where exactly are the nerves located and what can be the best possible location for placing the implant(s). Using this info we create a computer guide and use it during surgery for placing the implants precisely in the jaw bone. Once healed, you will receive your durable and natural appearing crowns that blends in well with your smile.
Can I have a tooth removed and implant placed on the same day?
Yes, however it depends. In most of the cases we can remove a tooth, or multiple teeth, and place a dental implant on the same day.
What if I experience post procedure complications?
We are very particular about placing dental implants and make sure to have them under the right conditions and in the precise location. Usually, we don’t see complications after placing the implants. If you experience any problem like pain, bleeding or find a visible part of the implant below the gumline - you might need a simple treatment for infection or need to have your implant replaced. Additionally, we can evaluate and treat implants placed by other dentists as well.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last for a lifetime when placed by an experienced dentist and cared for properly. While the crown might require replacement after few years of service due to normal wear and tear, the titanium post should last for years to come.
How I do care for my dental implants?
Clean your dental implants just like your normal teeth. Dr. Salam recommends brushing twice daily and flossing everyday. Make sure to maintain regular checkups and cleanings with your general dentist.
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