Dr. Michael J. Wei, DDS, PC
Manhattan Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Michael J. Wei is a top dentist specializing in general, cosmetic and restorative dentistry including smile makeovers, invisalign braces, dental implants and more.

Answering Questions About the Dental Implant Process

Although there’s more than one way to replace missing teeth, dental implants have proved themselves to be one of the more popular options. A dentist can place an implant and restore your smile in just a couple of visits, and he or she will tell you everything you need to do to get yourself ready. Follow the instructions you’re given to get through the recovery, and continue reading for some answers about the process.

How is a dental implant placed?
The dental implant process always starts with an initial consultation with your dentist. If it seems like you’d be a good candidate for the procedure, your dentist will then explain what it entails. First, you’ll have images taken of your teeth. Then, if necessary, you’ll have any problem teeth extracted before the implant can be placed. The entire procedure will take more than one sitting, because the implant needs time to fuse to your jawbone, or osseointegrate. Once this process is complete, you’ll return to your dentist and have your permanent cap placed.

What should I do to prepare?
Your dentist will tell you everything you need to know about how to prepare for your dental implant placement, but it doesn’t help to do some research in advance so your procedure goes smoothly. Tobacco use can complicate your dental implant procedure, which means treatment might not be fully effective. Try to refrain from tobacco use and follow your dentist’s instructions leading up to the dental implant process.

Will the results be permanent?
Dentists don’t necessarily like to call dental implants a permanent treatment, because the results depend on the way they’re maintained. Continue to brush and floss your teeth, quit smoking, and refrain from drinking too much in order to make your dental implant treatment a long-lasting success.

A successful dental implant procedure is all about proper preparation, understanding the procedure, and choosing the right dentist in Manhattan to perform it. If you have any questions about the dental implant process or cosmetic dentistry in general, call Dr. Michael J. Wei’s office at (212) 982-4080.

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