Gaps in your smile can cause embarrassment and discomfort. When left untreated, missing teeth can also lead to serious oral health issues.
At KFA Dental in Farmingdale, NY, we place and restore implants to replace missing teeth and provide unrivaled support for crowns, bridges, and dentures.
So why should you consider dental implants?
Let's take a look at how implant placement works...
Wondering whether dental implants can help you?
We May Recommend Implants for Severely Decayed or Damaged Teeth
At our Farmingdale, NY office, our dentists, Dr. Donald Kahn, Dr. Angela Ferrari, and Dr. Daniel Aldieri, always try to save damaged or decayed teeth when possible. However, there are some cases in which the best option for restoring oral health is a tooth extraction.
If you require extraction of one or more teeth, our team can provide complete replacement teeth supported by dental implants. By promptly replacing both the root and crown of a tooth, you can maintain the stability of your jaw and significantly improve the health of your smile. We welcome patients throughout Long Island and Nassau County.
Missing a Tooth? You Are Not Alone
Restore Form and Function With Dental Implants
A dental implant works as an integrated, secure anchor for a permanent restoration.
A restored implant functions like a natural tooth and looks completely natural.
There are some general requirements to qualify for implant dentistry...
Candidates for Dental Implants Should:
Need to Replace Teeth
Have Sufficient Jawbone Tissue
Be in Good Oral Health
Be a Nonsmoker
Some patients ask if dental implants are really worth the extra time and effort...
Dental Implants Are Unmatched in their Benefits
Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can prevent the jawbone atrophy that occurs following tooth loss. By opting for implant-supported restorations, you can benefit from improved stability and a healthier smile. Patients who support their bridges or dentures with dental implants typically require fewer replacements and adjustments, saving time and money. Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, and Dr. Aldieri can oversee every step of your dental implants treatment at our comfortable Farmingdale, NY, office for a streamlined and convenient experience. We welcome patients from throughout Long Island and Nassau County.
An Investment In Dental Implants Is An Investment in Your Quality of Life
Traditional bridges and dentures are the standard way to replace lost teeth. When you consider that each dental implant can add more than $2,000 to the cost of your treatment plan, it can be easy to understand why many patients choose to restore their smiles using these traditional solutions.
It is important to understand that although traditional bridges and dentures are a more affordable option, they cannot stop jawbone atrophy. Traditional dentures require frequent relining and adjustments as bone loss progresses. The cost of these adjustments can add up significantly over time. Implants not only give restorations a secure foundation that allows you to chew and speak properly, but also stop the bone loss that occurs after tooth loss. When you invest in dental implants at our Farmingdale, NY, dentistry, you can benefit from improved health and boosted confidence.
How do patients prepare for dental implants?
Treatment Begins with a Consultation
To decide if you are eligible for dental implants, one of our dentists will:
- Examine your smile
- Discuss your concerns
- Review your dental history
Our team can determine if you meet the criteria for implants using digital x-rays or, if necessary, by sending you to a partner facility for an advanced cone beam scan. This information can be used to determine whether you require a preparatory treatment, such as bone grafting. We offer convenient consultations to patients in Farmingdale, Long Island, and surrounding communities in and around Nassau County.
Placing & Restoring Dental Implants
Customize Your Procedure
Undergo Implant Surgery
Receive Your Permanent Crown, Bridge, or Denture
What To Expect During the Recovery Process
It is normal in the days following your surgery to experience minor bleeding, swelling, and discomfort. We will provide you with personalized instructions on how to approach your recovery so that you can minimize any side effects, including:
- Swelling: Applying ice packs against your cheeks during the first 48 hours can help reduce swelling, discomfort, and bruising. Sleep with your head elevated to further control swelling.
- Pain: Our dentist will likely prescribe pain medication to help ease the discomfort. For some cases, our dentist may recommend taking over-the-counter pain relievers in combination with prescription meds.
- Bleeding: We will provide gauze to stop the bleeding in your gums. If you notice excessive bleeding, contact us immediately.
To help fight infection, our dentist may prescribe antibiotics and antiseptic mouthwash. You should be able to return to work two to three days after surgery. Avoid strenuous physical activity until cleared to do so by the dentist.
Proper oral hygiene is paramount. Be careful and slowly brush the area around the placement sites to avoid irritating your incisions. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush. While you are healing, it is important to keep your mouth clean and free from food particles. Rinse your mouth out thoroughly after each meal to get rid of food particles, taking care to let the water fall out of your mouth rather than forcefully spitting.
You will be prescribed a soft food diet for the first few days. Once you are fully healed, you will be able to enjoy your favorite foods and a varied diet once again.
Stitches will be removed one to two weeks after surgery at our Farmingdale, NY, dentistry.
At KFA Dental, we are committed to providing five-star services for all our dental patients. Dr. Donald Khan, Dr. Angela Ferrari, and Dr. Daniel Aldieri are all dedicated to helping you maintain your oral health and achieve a beautiful smile. We are proud to be affiliated with a variety of organizations, including:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
For more information about our services, contact us online or call (516) 249-1188 today.
"My family has grown up with the KFA family. The warmth and service provided by the whole KFA team assures me that I've given my children the best foundation for their overall dental health."Joann D.