Dental Implants

At Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates, there is new hope for those missing some or all of their teeth. Whether you have lost teeth due to decay or as the result of an accident, dental implants are a wonderful innovation that can help you secure your smile into the future. Dental implants are also used to permanently relieve the inconveniences associated with dentures.

Should you have any questions about the procedure, or wish to set up your initial appointment, please contact us today.


About Dental Implants

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are carefully crafted replacement teeth that are permanently attached to abutment posts and anchored into the jawbone using a biocompatible metal. The result is natural looking and feeling teeth. Our periodontists and oral surgeon are extremely well trained and very experienced with dental implants. No other dental center in the Long Island area can surpass our expert technique.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

As stated above, those who receive dental implants at our New York offices appreciate the natural look and feel they provide. Dental implants are also sturdier and more secure than removable partials or dentures. For those with implant supported dentures, dental implants eliminate the fear of slippage and discomfort from food particles getting trapped under the denture.

With dental implants, most patients report a freedom previously not thought possible as they can essentially eat anything they want. Care for the implants is exactly the same as with natural teeth and includes regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups.

For improved comfort throughout the surgical process, sedation dentistry is available for patients, should they be interested.

Candidates

To ensure the dental implant procedure is successful, we require patients to exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Healthy gum tissue
  • Adequate bone density in the jaw
  • Fully developed jaw structure
  • No medical condition that can complicate the surgery or healing period
  • Not currently undergoing chemotherapy or radiation treatment

During the consultation process, your dentist will determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. Should you prove to not be eligible, alternative dental solutions will be recommended to help you achieve your goals.

Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation

The skilled implant dentists at Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates are happy to discuss the benefits of dental implants with you. If you would like to schedule an appointment to learn more about dental implants, contact our Great Neck or Hicksville offices.

Other exciting cosmetic dental procedures that are often used to complement dental implants include: teeth whitening, periodontics, porcelain veneers, and Invisalign®. Whether you are looking to replace a single missing tooth, or want to discuss the steps of a complete smile makeover, our practice can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.


Single Tooth Implants

Our team of experienced dentists offer different solutions for patients wishing to replace a tooth. When a patient desires a permanent replacement that mimics their natural tooth, we recommend a single tooth implant. Unlike a dental bridge, for example, a dental implant will replace not only the tooth but also its root. This holds a number of advantages for the patient, as it restores both appearance and function of their smile.

To learn more about replacing a single tooth with a dental implant, please schedule a consultation with us today.

Benefits of Single Tooth Implants vs. Bridges

During your consultation, your dentist will present your different options for tooth replacement, such as dental bridges or implants. While bridges are a common solution for a missing tooth, our periodontists and oral surgeon recommend a dental implant for those who prove to be good candidates. By undergoing dental implant surgery, as opposed to receiving a dental bridge, you can benefit from the following:

  • Surrounding teeth are not affected
  • Preserved bone and gum tissue
  • More aesthetic appearance
  • Permanent results

While a single implant can be a highly beneficial tooth replacement, you must first meet with one of our periodontists or our oral surgeon to determine your candidacy for the procedure. During your consultation, we can determine whether an implant or another solution is better for reaching your goals.

Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates

For more information regarding single tooth implants, we encourage you to give us a call to schedule your consultation.


Implant Supported Dentures

For patients missing multiple or all teeth, implant supported dentures can provide a great replacement. The advanced restoration is a more permanent alternative to traditional dentures, as the denture is attached to dental implants. While traditional dentures simply replace your teeth sitting atop your gums, implant supported dentures replace the entire tooth and root. This actually stimulates your bone, helping retain the structure of your jaw over time.

If you are interested in replacing your removable dentures with implant supported dentures, or would like more information about the dental solution, please contact us to schedule an appointment. Our oral surgeon and periodontists are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

Patients who opt to undergo the implant supported dentures procedure can look forward to a number of benefits that traditional dentures cannot offer them. These unique advantages to the system include the following:

  • Reduces bone loss and gum irritation
  • Allows you to eat, speak, and smile normally
  • Fixed dentures that do not slip
  • Eliminates need for pastes or adhesives
  • Customized, natural-looking restoration

More details about what you can  expect from the advanced denture solution can be discussed during your consultation.

All-On-4®

The All-On-4® system is composed of four implants in the upper or lower jaw to support a denture. The two implant posts towards the back of the jaw are angled to provide a stronger anchor for the denture for more stability. This reduces the need for bone grafts because the implants are longer, allowing them to fuse with more of the available jawbone. Immediately following the implant procedure, a temporary denture restoration is loaded to the implants for fast, natural-looking results.

Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates

To learn if you are a good candidate for implant supported dentures, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors.


Implant Supported Bridges

Prettau® Zirconia

The Prettau® protocol involves a non-metal bridge permanently attached to dental implants, which is not removable. It is composed of zirconium dioxide, which is an ultra strong material often used in dentistry to provide durable restorations. Zirconia has a lower risk of chipping or cracking over time compared to most other restorations, making it a great option for fixed restorations. It is a smooth material that helps prevent plaque from building up, promoting better oral health.

Photo courtesy of Capital Area Dentistry

Photo courtesy of Capital Area Dentistry


Computer Guided Surgery

As dental technology continues to advance, complicated procedures like dental implant surgery have become much more precise. With the goal of always providing patients with the best surgical care possible, our oral surgeon, Dr. Alex Montazem, and periodontists, Dr. Sam Morhaim and Dr. Navid Baradarian, are proud to offer computer guided surgery. This advanced technology is utilized during dental implant surgery for patients with more complex needs. Through the state-of-the-art system, our team is able to more accurately place implants, as well as keep patients informed throughout the process.

The Computerized Treatment Plan

Our implant specialists will begin planning the placement of your dental implants by taking a CT (Computerized Tomography) scan of your mouth with a scan prosthesis in place, which mimics the future implant. With this information, he has a 3D visual to help you understand what needs to be done in the procedure.

The scan details are then sent to 3D Diagnostix (3DDX), where a simulation of the implant in the jaw is created and sent back for the doctor to alter if necessary. A surgical guide is then fabricated, to be used during the placement procedure. To assist with patient education, a 3D model of the patient’s jaw is also created at this time. The fully customized surgical guide simplifies the procedure, helping your doctor achieve optimal precision.

Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates

If you would like to learn more about our advanced computer guided surgery, or would like to set up a consultation with our oral surgeon or a periodontist, please feel free to contact us.


Immediate Implant Placement

Following a patient’s tooth extraction, your periodontist or oral surgeon may recommend immediate implant placement. This procedure entails surgically loading the implant into the jaw directly after the natural tooth root has been removed. The immediate placement is only performed on select individuals who prove to be good candidates for the procedure. These individuals typically require an extraction because of a traumatic accident that has fractured the tooth and show no signs of infection.

Immediate implant placement is highly beneficial, as the less the tooth and gums are manipulated, the better the results tend to be. If you would like to learn if you are a good candidate for implant placement, please contact us to set up your initial consultation.

Benefits of Immediate Implant Placement

The more time that passes between extraction and implant placement, the greater the chance of bone and gum loss. Our periodontists and oral surgeon perform immediate implant placement to minimize this problem. Additionally, patients who undergo dental implant surgery at the same time as their extraction can benefit from the following:

  • Faster results
  • Less downtime
  • Prevents adjacent teeth from shifting
  • Natural-looking restoration

The Immediate Implant Placement Process

During the immediate dental implant surgery, your doctor will remove the damaged tooth and replace it with an implant post. In some cases, a temporary crown can be attached on the same day. As the implant gradually fuses to the jawbone over time, a permanent restoration can replace the temporary for a long-lasting tooth replacement. The new crown is fully customized to look like your natural tooth for a seamless, beautiful smile.

Contact Great Neck & Mid-Island Dental Associates

If you have any questions regarding immediate implant placement, or are ready to schedule your consultation, feel free to contact us today.