DR. Raymond Flagiello
1235 Richmond Road
Staten Island, NY 10304
Staten Island's Premier Cosmetic Dentist
What are implants?
Dental implants are titanium "roots" anchored into the jawbone.
The artificial roots are capped with realistic looking crowns,
giving the look, feel and function of natural teeth.
When are implants recommended?
Implants are the dental profession's first choice for tooth
replacement. Consider other treatments only when implant
related procedures cannot be performed.
What is the process?
The first step in the treatment sequence is careful planning, which
begins with a thorough examination of your individual oral
situation. Through X-rays and models of your mouth, your doctor
will determine the most suitable treatment plan for your situation.
2. Implant placement
The implant is installed. Sometimes, a temporary tooth is
provided that allows you to eat and function like normal almost
immediately. The implant will need a few months to integrate with
the jawbone before the next step is taken.
3. Attaching the new crown
When the healing period is complete, the implant provides a
solid foundation for attaching your replacement tooth.
4. The final result
A Perfect Smile