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The recommendation of dental implants may have many reasons. It can be due to tooth loss because of trauma, decay, or gum disease. Our team may suggest a permanent solution such as implants. Missing teeth can cause many problems in the structure of your face and can lead to premature aging. Loss of bone structure can occur. It can also lead to failure to function when eating or can intervene with your speech.

The benefits of dental implants are:

  • They are a permanent solution for a missing tooth or many teeth
  • It match your natural teeth in appearance, function and feel
  • They improve the appearance of your smile
  • It restore your bite
  • They help retain bone structure
  • They assist with oral hygiene, while filling a gap of missing tooth.

The completion of the dental implant procedure takes many months and involves:

  • Insertion of titanium implants into the jaw bone. These will integrate into the bone during the healing process. It may need bone grafting depending on your circumstances.
  • Attached to these implants are posts to provide the base for the prosthetic teeth.
  • Attached to the implants are the unique prosthetic teeth or bridges. This creates a natural functioning dental restoration. This creates a natural and fully functioning dental restoration.

Dental implants in Staten Island at Elite Dental

Dental implant surgery is now a routine procedure. It is also very effective. The treatment is a very successful method in replacing missing teeth. Dental implants allow patients to regain what they have lost. You will enjoy improved appearance, function and quality of life.

Our team of experienced dentists and oral surgeons are ready to discuss your treatment plan. We will provide a caring and relaxed approach to your treatment options. Visit our Staten Island dental office and experience our friendly customer service for yourself.


If you are missing a tooth as a result of trauma, gum disease, or decay, it is highly recommended that you replace the missing tooth in order to avoid a number of functional issues. Implants are a good solution because they are permanent, and match the natural teeth in terms of appearance, function and feel. Not only do dental implants improve the appearance of your smile, but they also help to retain bone structure in the face, restore a proper bite, and make it easier to eat and speak correctly.

Dental implant treatment is generally carried out over a number of months, as the process involves several steps. The first step is to surgically insert the implant into the jawbone so that it can fuse with the bone over the course of a few months. When the implant has integrated with the jawbone, posts are attached to provide the base for prosthetic teeth. Prosthetic teeth or bridges can then be attached to the implants to create a natural-looking, fully functional smile.

Bacteria that occur naturally in the mouth, together with mucus and other particles, form plaque on our teeth. While brushing and flossing helps to get rid of plaque, plaque that is not removed can harden and turn into tartar. When plaque and tartar stay on the teeth for long periods of time, they can cause inflammation of the gums — a condition known as gingivitis. 

If left untreated, gingivitis can develop into a more advanced form of gum disease known as periodontitis. Periodontal disease can cause serious damage to the teeth and gums and can even lead to tooth loss in the long term if it is not managed.

There are many options available for replacing missing teeth, depending on what your needs are and what your orthodontist recommends.

Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or many, and they give a semi-permanent solution. Dentures can be fitted to replace the missing teeth, and you can choose removable or implanted ones. Dental bridges can be used to eliminate the gap between missing teeth and help keep adjacent teeth in the correct place.

Yes, a missing tooth should be replaced to prevent oral health issues such as shifting teeth, jawbone deterioration, gum disease and decay, and changes in facial appearance. There are several options for replacement, including dental implants, bridges, and dentures.

There may be some discomfort during and after the dental implant placement procedure, but it is typically well managed with local anesthesia and pain medication. Most patients report only mild to moderate pain or discomfort, which can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain relievers. Your dentist or oral surgeon can also provide you with specific instructions for managing any discomfort you may experience during the recovery period.

The healing time for dental implants varies depending on the individual case and the type of implant used. On average, it can take anywhere from three to six months for the implant to fully integrate with the surrounding bone tissue, a process known as osseointegration. During this time, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene and avoid putting excessive pressure on the implant site. Your dentist or oral surgeon will monitor the healing process and provide specific instructions for post-operative care to ensure successful integration and optimal long-term results.

When you have dental implants (tooth implants), it’s important to avoid tobacco use, maintain excellent oral hygiene, refrain from chewing on hard or sticky foods, address teeth grinding with a night guard if needed, avoid using implants for non-food tasks, attend regular dental checkups, opt for gentle mouthwashes, follow post-operative care instructions diligently, promptly address discomfort or issues, prioritize professional cleanings, consider your systemic health, and never attempt self-adjustments. Adhering to these guidelines will contribute to the long-term success and health of your dental implants.

Tooth implants are generally considered safe and have a high success rate. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and considerations. Implants are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium, which fuse with the jawbone to provide stable support for replacement teeth. Complications are rare but can include infection, implant failure, nerve damage, or injury to surrounding structures. The success of implants depends on factors like the patient’s overall health, oral hygiene, and proper placement by a skilled dentist or oral surgeon. It’s important to discuss potential risks and benefits with a qualified dental professional before undergoing implant treatment.

Determining your candidacy for dental implants depends on factors like having healthy gums, sufficient bone density in your jaw, overall health that supports healing, being a non-smoker or willing to quit, committing to good oral hygiene, having missing teeth or teeth needing extraction, not being pregnant, and maintaining realistic expectations. Consulting a dental professional is essential to assess your individual oral health, medical history, and suitability for the procedure, as they can provide personalized recommendations based on your unique circumstances.

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