Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Complete Your Smile with Long-Lasting Dental Implants

As a premier periodontist in the Manhattan area, Dr. Navid Baradarian offers dental implants at our New York, NY, practice for patients who have one or more missing teeth. He can place a full-arch denture, bridge, or crown on high quality and long-lasting implants to complete a healthy and beautiful smile. Dental implants are designed to replace and mimic the natural tooth root in order to create a solid foundation for a customized restoration. Dr. Baradarian uses high-quality dental implants, including Straumann® and Nobel Biocare®.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are screw-like titanium tooth root replacements surgically inserted into the jawbone. They stimulate the jaw and promote healthy bone regeneration, and they can completely restore oral function and the aesthetics of your smile. Dr. Baradarian also provides ceramic implants for patients who prefer an alternative to titanium.

"Most patients report feeling little to no discomfort thanks to Dr. Baradarian’s advanced techniques."

Candidates who can benefit from dental implants include:

  • Patients who have one or more missing teeth

  • Patients who are healthy enough for an oral extraction

  • Patients with healthy gums and strong bone structure to hold the implant in place

  • Patients who do use tobacco products or are willing to quit during the healing period

  • Patients who do not have chronic health concerns

Benefits of Dental implants

The advantages of dental implants far surpass other restorative devices on the market by providing:

  • Improved appearance

  • Better speech and ease in chewing

  • Boosted self-esteem and quality of life

  • Better overall oral and physical health

  • Long-lasting and natural-looking results

  • Convenience and comfort

Dental Implant Placement Procedure

fter your procedure please do not disturb the area. Avoid forcefully rinsing or spitting. Some bleeding is normal for the first 24 hours. Biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the wound for 30 minutes will help reduce bleeding. If bleeding continues please call our office.

Please take all medications, including mouth rinses, as prescribed.

Warm salt water rinses (one-half teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) can be used 4-5 times a day after meals. Brush your teeth with a soft manual toothbrush. Be gentle with brushing the surgical areas. Sutures may be placed after the surgery and most sutures dissolve on their own.

Swelling and bruising may occur. The use of ice packs following your surgery will help diminish the swelling you may experience in the next 48-72 hours. Applying ice for 15-20 minutes followed by resting the same amount of time works very well.

Drink plenty of fluids. Stay away from spicy foods. Also avoid sharp and crunchy foods like tacos, chips and nuts. Tobacco and alcohol should not be used. Alcohol should not be used in combination with pain medications nor antibiotics.

Keep physical activities to a minimum immediately following surgery.

If a surgical bandage was used, it is desirable for it to remain in place for 24 hours. Do not remove it; it will come off when ready. Once removed, you can begin cleaning the wound gently with a cotton swab dipped in a mouth rinse.

During office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation, and you will be seen as soon as possible. After office hours, please give the office call and follow the instructions provided. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. In the event of an emergency, please call our office. If you are experiencing a serious or life threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Follow any other instructions provided by the office on your visit. Please take all medications as prescribed including your prescribed antibiotics to help prevent infection.

After the procedure is completed, you will be sent home with a list of postsurgical instructions to follow while waiting for the implants to fuse with your jawbone. This healing period, also referred to as osseointegration, can take up to four to six months and is the most important phase of the overall procedure.

Once you have fully recovered, Dr. Baradarian will attach small connectors (abutments) to the implants so the restoration can easily connect. Recovery from this procedure generally takes two weeks. Impressions will be taken for your customized restoration to be designed. At your final appointment, Dr. Baradarian will attach the restoration and check it for proper fit and placement.

Crown Lengthening

After your procedure please do not disturb the area. Avoid forcefully rinsing or spitting. Some bleeding is normal for the first 24 hours. Biting on a gauze pad placed directly on the wound for 30 minutes will help reduce bleeding. If bleeding continues please call our office.

Please take all medications, including mouth rinses, as prescribed.

Swelling and bruising may occur. The use of ice packs following your surgery will help diminish the swelling you may experience in the next 48-72 hours. Applying ice for 15-20 minutes followed by resting the same amount of time works very well.

After 24 hours, brushing and oral hygiene procedures should be done as usual in all untreated areas. In the treated areas, please limit your oral hygiene to brushing using a soft manual toothbrush. Avoid dental flossing in treated areas during the first week following surgery. No undiluted mouthwash, salt water or peroxide rinses should be used during the first week following surgery.

Drink plenty of fluids. Stay away from spicy, acidic, and foods. Also avoid sharp and crunchy foods like tacos, chips and nuts. Tobacco and alcohol should not be used. Alcohol should not be used in combination with pain medications nor antibiotics.

Keep physical activities to a minimum immediately following surgery. Avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 days.

During office hours, immediate attention will be given to your situation, and you will be seen as soon as possible. After office hours, please give the office call and follow the instructions provided. Your call will be returned as soon as possible. In the event of an emergency, please call our office. If you are experiencing a serious or life threatening emergency, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.

Restore Your Smile Today

Dental implants provide the strongest and most permanent solution to replacing missing teeth to restore optimal function and appearance. Contact our practice today to schedule your dental implant consultation