Regain Your Confidence with a New Smile
Dental implants are the healthiest, most attractive dental restoration for anybody who’s missing a single tooth, an entire arch of teeth, or any number of teeth between. These dental prosthetics restore the ability to eat, drink, and socialize without issue or embarrassment.
Drs. Olsen, Napolitano, and Cangialosi are skilled dental implant providers with over 30 years of experience between them. If you’re interested in a fresh start for your smile, let our experts place your dental implants — you won’t get better results anywhere else.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a dental prosthetic that we can use to fill the gaps in your smile. While there are multiple ways to restore missing teeth, the majority of restorations are cosmetically-focused. Dental implants look like natural teeth, but what truly sets them apart is that they function like natural teeth as well.
Dental implants are composed of three parts:
The Fixture — Just as the root of a tooth secures itself into the jawbone, the fixture benefits from its full strength too.
The Abutment — Our Staten Island dental implant providers will use the abutment to connect the fixture and crown.
The Crown — The final portion of the dental implant, and the only part anybody will see, is the crown. Our crowns are made from high-grade porcelain, which is a strong tooth-colored ceramic material.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
No other dental restoration features the number of benefits that dental implants do. Beyond stunning aesthetics, you could experience the following perks:
- Reliability: Dental implants typically last longer than alternative treatments — they’re immune to disease and decay, and they’re made from high-grade materials. With the proper care, your implants could last for years to come.
- Zero Restrictions: With other restorations, such as removable dentures, your diet can be limited. However, dental implants require no special care routine, meaning you can eat your favorite foods whenever you want.
- Improved Speech: Your teeth play an integral role in the clarity of your speech. Dental implants prevent slurring, whistling, or any other unwanted vocalization. Better yet, they restore your natural speech pattern.
- Natural Feel and Function: We’ll take impressions of your natural teeth to ensure that the implant looks and functions in harmony with the rest of your smile.
- Durability: Since implants are secured into the jawbone with a titanium post, they’re remarkably stable. So stable that we can improve other treatments such as dental bridges and dentures with dental implants.
The Dental Implant Process
At our Staten Island practice, our expert dentists can place dental implants in three visits, although the entire process takes about three to six months to complete.
The dental implant process begins with a consultation. This is the time where one of our dentists will examine your smile, review your medical and dental history, and discuss what you hope to gain from treatment — besides a beautiful new smile, of course.
After your consultation, the next appointment will be for placing the implant fixture into your jawbone. This is a minimally-invasive surgery that typically doesn’t take any longer than an hour. Over the next few weeks, your jawbone will fuse with the implant through a natural process called osseointegration, creating the stable, durable feel that allows you to chew and speak without it moving at all.
Your final appointment involves one of our dentists removing the temporary protective crown, and replacing it with a beautiful, permanent restoration that will look and feel like your natural teeth. Once it’s secure, your implant treatment is complete and you can begin showing off your stunning new smile to your loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants last for a long time with proper care — they can even last a lifetime. Implants are made from high-quality, durable materials that are meant to recreate the look and feel of natural teeth. The titanium fixture integrates naturally with your jawbone to create a sturdy base for your new tooth or teeth.
Daily oral hygiene is essential for keeping your dental implant intact. Luckily, all you have to do to care for your dental implant is brush and floss your teeth. Treat your implant just like a natural tooth, and visit our office for regular visits so we can ensure your oral health remains impeccable.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants varies depending on your unique circumstances. You may need more than one implant, a different type of implant, or supplemental procedures to help you prepare for implant placement. All these factors can affect the cost of your treatment.
While dental implants may seem expensive, there’s no other tooth replacement like them. They not only look like natural teeth, but they’re also an investment in your appearance and health because of their benefits. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that can regenerate and strengthen your jawbone, helping you to look younger and protect your teeth.
If you’re concerned about affordability, our Staten Island dental implant providers can help you. In addition to accepting many insurance providers, we offer flexible payment options and can help you with your cost of treatment.
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
Dental implant care on a daily basis is easy. They don’t require special care — simply brush and floss your dental implant like it’s a natural tooth. We recommend using a soft-bristled toothbrush, non-abrasive toothpaste, and gentle floss so you don’t scratch the surface of your implant.
Right after your procedure, you’ll need to be careful though. Your surgical site will be sensitive and the success of your implant depends on your care during this time. Avoid using a straw, be careful when spitting, and try to eat soft foods.
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, dental implants are safe. They’re created from biocompatible materials that integrate into your jawbone naturally. Dental implants protect vulnerable areas of your mouth and they’re the only tooth replacement solution that keeps your jawbone from deteriorating.
Complications during dental implant treatment are rare and they have a very high success rate. Our Staten Island implant dentists are highly experienced and care about your safety during the procedure. If you have any concerns about the safety of dental implants, don’t hesitate to call us at (718) 948-5111.
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
Many insurance providers cover at least part of the cost of dental implants. If you want to find out how much of dental implant treatment is covered by your insurance, we recommend contacting your provider for the details.
If you’re concerned about your ability to afford dental implants, contact our Staten Island office by calling (718) 948-5111. We can walk you through your options and the help we can provide for you.
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?
Complications with dental implants are rare but if you find yourself having an issue, call our office at (718) 948-5111. We can schedule an appointment to examine your dental implant and attend to any issues so you can smile with confidence.
Dental implants have a very high success rate and our implant dentists are experienced. We’ll do everything we can to ensure your dental implant treatment goes smoothly.
State-of-the-Art Dental Implants in Staten Island
Drs. Olsen, Napolitano, and Cangialosi provide natural-looking dental implants in a safe and comfortable environment at our Staten Island practice. Give us a call at 718-948-5111 to start your journey to a new smile today. Alternatively, you can fill out our online submission form, and a member of our staff will contact you as soon as possible. We also see patients from nearby areas including Arden Heights, New Springville, and more.