Do you find that your teeth are weak, and there is very little tooth structure left? Do you find it difficult to chew, bite or talk due to missing teeth? If so, it is time for dental implants. Dental implants are a safe and trusted way of restoring your smile without needing a denture. It is a great substitute when other treatments have failed. The dental implants procedure in New York follows these steps:


The first step in the process is to find a local dentist who does this surgical procedure. Once you have found a good dentist in Queens, they will examine your mouth and provide you with an idea of what needs to happen before getting the implants put in. Also, the dentist will take a look into your medical history and create your implant treatment plan during the initial consultation. 

A detailed examination of the bone, nerves, and sinuses is necessary. An x-ray will also be taken to determine if there are any other problems like tooth decay and gum disease that could cause problems for you in the implant process.

Placing The Implant

This dental procedure is performed at the dentist’s and is done with local anesthesia. A sedative medication can be administered to those afraid of the operation to make the procedure more smooth. Your dental professional will give you advice according to the number of implants to be inserted into your mouth and how complicated it will be to execute this surgery.

First, the surgeon cuts the gum to unveil the bone and then drills a hole where the titanium screw will be placed. Once that’s done, the metal post is screwed into its place. Next, the gum tissue will then be sutured over the implant after it is placed so that any food doesn’t become lodged in the gum.

The healing time would take between 4 to 6 months. At this time, the implant becomes attached to the bone during a process called osseointegration.

Installing The Abutment

After the implant is fully in place, the abutment is installed. It links the replacement tooth, or implant crown, to the implant.

Minor surgery to open up the gums is necessary to place the abutment. Once the abutment is in place, the gum tissue will be closed around it.

However, there are instances wherein both the implant and the abutment are put in one surgery process. In general, long-term negative symptoms are not noted in the person being treated as long as there is ample time for the gums to heal.

And the recovery period takes more or less 2 weeks. It would be the last part of the surgery, as the next step is to get the porcelain crown fitted.

Fitting The Crown

After taking new dental impressions, your dental surgeon will shape the replacement tooth into your existing tooth structure.

After the swelling in your mouth has diminished, you will have an appointment with your dentist for the new crown. The first step is for the dentist to take impressions of your mouth that they can use to create the fake tooth that would go on the abutment.

Recovering From The Surgery

It will take time for you to fully recover, and it is common to have some mild pain and discomfort along the way. You may have swollen gums or pain around the implant post or some gum bruising and slight bleeding as well.

The symptoms you experienced should be getting better daily and should not last very long. If the symptoms get worse, contact your dentist immediately to be given some pain medications.

Once the implant placement and recovery process are done, you can eat normally. Implants are just as robust as your natural teeth.

We are proud to offer high-quality dental implants in our community or Glendale, Queens, Contact us today to get started.

Glendale Boutique Dental 68-35 Myrtle Ave, Queens, NY 11385 (718) 821-0170