Dental Implant Placement - Massapequa Park, NY • Long Island
Dental Implants Placed by a Dream Team of Specialists
For the past three decades, dental implants have been considered the premier solution for tooth loss. In fact, it’s estimated that over 3 million people have dental implants right now, and that number is expected to grow rapidly as the population continues to age.
If you’re considering getting dental implants in Massapequa to replace your missing teeth, you should know that the procedure actually begins with a minor surgery. At Smile Creations, Dr. Allan Mohr only works with the top oral surgeons and periodontists in the area so that his patients always receive the highest-quality care and a comfortable experience. To learn more about this important part of your implant journey, read on below.
Part 1: Initial Consultation
To begin the implant process, you’ll first need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mohr so he can evaluate your oral health and make sure you are a good candidate for the treatment. This will involve him performing an oral exam as well as taking a few diagnostic images and X-rays.
In order to be ready for implant surgery, a patient needs three things: good dental health, stable overall health, and enough strong jawbone to securely hold the posts. Lacking any of these could compromise the procedure or endanger the longevity of an implant.
If you’re dealing with an ongoing dental problem, such as gum disease, Dr. Mohr can take care of it right here at Smile Creations. For a general health problem, which can include things like uncontrolled diabetes, he will recommend that you visit your doctor and work with them to make sure you’re able to safely undergo oral surgery.
If your jawbone is too thin to support implants (which is common because bone loss is a side effect of tooth loss), Dr. Mohr will refer you to one of his specialists for a bone grafting procedure. This will involve using your own bone or donated tissue to build up and strengthen your jaw so it can be the perfect foundation for your new teeth.
Part 2: The Procedure
Once you are ready for surgery, Dr. Mohr will refer you to one of his trusted oral surgeons or periodontists. He considers this network his “dream team,” and visiting them will feel like an extension of Dr. Mohr’s practice. They’ll know everything about your case so your experience will be nice and seamless.
The procedure will start with the doctor numbing the area they intend to place your implant. When you’re not able to feel anything, they’ll make a small incision in your gums to expose your jawbone. They’ll then create a hole to place the implant, and then they’ll position the implant within it before suturing the gums back together. Thanks to modern-dental techniques, most patients report feeling little to no discomfort both during and after their procedure.
Part 3: Healing/ Osseointegration
After your placement surgery, you’ll be given a few months to heal before returning to Dr. Mohr to have your final restorations attached to your implant(s). You may experience a little soreness, swelling, and bleeding in the treatment area for a few days afterward, but any discomfort can easily be managed with over-the-counter medication. Thanks to the quality of specialists Dr. Mohr works with for this part of the procedure, most patients are able to return to work the very next day.
During this healing time, your implants will actually begin to bond with your jaw just like a natural tooth root. This process is called osseointegration, and it’s the key to implant stability. When your implants have fully merged with your jaw (which can take 3-6 months on average), Dr. Mohr will let you know that you’re ready to receive your new teeth.
Breathtaking Results, Every Time
Dr. Mohr's experience as an implant and cosmetic dentist spans over 3 decades. His advanced training, experience, and commitment to utilizing the best techniques, technologies and materials in modern dentistry set his practice apart. His unique artistic ability and mastery of functional aesthetics make his work truly shine.
Explore the incredible before and after photos below, and when you are ready to experience a smile transformation of your own, give us a call. Dr. Mohr offers complimentary, 1-on-1 consultations to discuss your options and develop a custom treatment plan. Also, ask us about our limited-time offer: monthly dental implants payment plans, as low as $199/month!
Visit Your Long Island Implant Dentist Today
To learn more about this part of the implant procedure, or to schedule your initial consultation and start rebuilding your smile, contact us today.
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