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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a replacement for the roots of missing teeth. Made of titanium, the implant is surgically placed in the jawbone. Over time, the new implant actually fuses with the bone, acting as a natural tooth. After the healing process, a crown or artificial tooth is bonded to the root, matching the color and shape of your existing teeth. More… »
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, several teeth in a row, or be used to support removable dentures. The use of implants with these traditional devices improves fit, adds strength, and reduces movement of artificial replacements. Each of these types helps to preserve jawbone shape. More… »
Dental implants are the replacement that most mimics natural teeth.They have strength and durability that previously didn’t exist in tooth replacement and are designed to last a lifetime. More… »
Why Dental Implants?
Implants allow you to eat the foods you love without restrictions.
Successful implants do not have to be replaced.
No effect on surrounding healthy teeth
Most tooth replacement procedures require the surrounding teeth to be used or altered for support. Since the implant replaces the root, this additional support isn’t needed.
No jawbone loss
When a tooth is removed and the root is gone, the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Since the implant immediately replaces the natural root, no loss is experienced.
Easy to clean
Since the implant is designed to function as a regular tooth, cleaning is the same. No complicated devices or working between artificial teeth and gums.
Missing teeth make eating difficult, change your face shape, and take away your desire to smile. Even worse, missing teeth can be the gateway for a host of serious oral health issues. The gap left between your teeth can be a trap for bacteria and plaque. Your existing teeth will shift to fill the empty space creating gaps and crooked teeth. The gumline often recedes, inviting periodontal disease. You can even suffer from jawbone deterioration. Replacing your missing teeth is not all about your appearance. It is an important way to protect your oral health.
Benefits of Guided Implant Surgery
Guided surgery is a term that describes the advancements used to successfully install dental implants. Since implants were designed to combat problems below the gum line, the initial plan for placement worked beneath the gums. Today’s imaging technology and specialized tools help dental professionals to accurately predict and place the implant to improve the outcome of the appearance above the gumline.
The magic of guided surgery begins with imaging. 3D images are used to create a personalized surgical guide. When the guide is placed on your jaw, sleeves are used to help guide tools and put the implant into place. Benefits of 3D imaging combined with a surgical guide include:
- Precision and Accuracy – The placement of sinuses, nerves, and the shape of your oral cavity is unique. Knowing the exact placement of your oral cavity eliminates many of the potential risks.
- Predictability – With all of the information present, the dental team can correctly predict how the crown will appear when the surgery is complete.
- Shorter surgeries – By eliminating the guesswork and decreasing the potential risks, surgery time is decreased.
- Reduced trauma – Using a personalized surgical guide helps placement to be exact and reduce injury, bruising, and swelling.
- Digital Planning – The ability to correctly predict the placement of the implant channel makes it easier to plan how the completed crown will appear.
- CAD/CAM Technology – New technology allows for immediate restoration and to be placed at time of implant procedure.
With guided surgery, we can now fully assess and emphasize the results from the tests. Furthermore, with this information and capability, we can truly provide advice to our clients as to what the best course of action is.
We at Island Dental Associates can offer a resilient procedure by using an open design which allows the dentist to choose their favored guide manufacturer or even treatment planning software to help them with their tasks.
Guided surgery allows dentists to form a restorative inspired surgical procedure that posits only positive outcomes. There are actually several guided opportunities that are available today. All the dentist must do is to simply choose the option with the best possible outcome for every precise case. The decision to choose between a mucosal, tooth or bone-borne design in any of the unique clinical situation; however, with guided surgery, there is confidence-building.
With a guided surgery, the dentist is assisted throughout the procedure; thus minimizing any form of damage to anatomic structures. In addition, the dentist gets to limit fenestration as well as dehiscence of the alveolar ridge at any potential implant sites.
The tools used to create channels and place the implants have a valuable part in the success of the surgery. A complete surgical system works the surgical guide to increase safety and precision. Some important components include:
- Drills are arranged in a specific order.
- Instruments are color-coded by diameter. This ensures that each piece is easily matched for the proper placement of different implants during surgery.
- A mandatory flange provides depth control.
Dental implants placed with guided surgery are the most natural replacements available for missing teeth. Created to mimic your natural teeth and aligned with accurate placement, they complete a beautiful healthy smile. If you have missing or damaged teeth, don’t put your smile and oral health at risk. Schedule a consultation to discuss your options for dental implants and a chance to get your smile back.
What are the Dental Implant Replacement Methods?
Replace a Missing Tooth
Single Tooth Implants
Have you lost a single tooth due to an accident or from periodontal disease? That tooth can be replaced using a single dental implant.
Replace Several Teeth
Missing multiple teeth? If you have healthy gums and surrounding teeth then several fixtures can be implanted and crowns attached.
Replace Old and Messy Dentures
Need to replace a full upper and/or lower set of teeth/dentures? We can place 4-6 implants and then attach a full arch of teeth
Painless, Easy, Affordable Permanent Lifetime Solutions to Replace Missing Teeth!
Dental implants are a groundbreaking advancement in tooth replacement. Finally, dental professionals can work to address the problems missing teeth cause below the gumline and produce a beautiful lasting solution. As the technology becomes more advanced, guided surgery improves the final appearance of replacements and increases eligibility for the procedure.
Why Island Dental Associates?
Dental Implants All Under One Roof
At Island Dental Associates our oral surgeon, periodontist, dentists and our on-site dental lab technicians all work together in one location, face-to-face to give you the best dental implant results possible.
Multi-Specialty Dental Group From One Location
At Island Dental Associates you are cared for by a team of dental specialists who work on-site, including a Periodontist, an Oral Surgeon, a Diplomate in Dental Implant Surgery.
This “Team” who will be treating you has a combined experience placing dental implants of over 64 years.
Our on-site digital full-service dental lab technicians are able to make temporary and permanent teeth the same day.
The term “one cost” means NO HIDDEN FEES… and all-inclusive pricing which is lower than other offices since we have everything under one roof and don’t need to outsource. We own our own lab… therefore, we can provide the best quality at an affordable cost… without compromising anything.
We combine our specialists, dentists, and lab technicians all in one location. The effect is to bring all of our experienced providers together which gives YOU the outcome you expect and deserve.
Same Day Teeth
Yes, it is possible to have same day teeth, BUT… we want the natural course of healing to take place and allow for the natural integration of your implants which will be the anchors for your teeth for years to come. However, not allowing for proper healing can cause implant failure, pain, swelling, food impaction, and not allowing your teeth to fit as intended.
WE can make temporary or permanent teeth the same day utilizing our on site digital lab depending on each patient’s circumstances and needs. And, after healing is complete which can vary from patient to patient, we then make the final teeth to ensure the proper fit, function, color, esthetics and feel.
All On Four
Or, as we say… ALL ON WHAT YOU NEED… which can be either 4 or 8 implants.
Yes… we perform all on 4 cases, but IF one fails (which RARELY happens) then we have a problem and your restoration may become unstable. We ALWAYS recommend stability and long term success.
So, if you are a candidate for ALL ON 4 DENTAL IMPLANTS we say it doesn’t cost more to have more. WE will give you additional implants at not cost just to make sure your case is successful now and for years to come.
We offer Nitrous oxide (laughing gas), IV sedation, or a sedative medication in addition to a local anesthetic to give you most pain free relaxing dental experience.
We take pain free to a new level, with relaxing chairs, large screen cable tv in each room with Netflix, headphones and each procedure we have a chairside assistant if you need someone to hold your hand.
Dental Implants Of Long Island
At Island Dental, our dental implants are designed to look, feel and function just as natural teeth. You no longer have to deal with uncomfortable dentures, messy adhesives, bridges, or missing teeth. Properly placed implants allow you to smile with confidence knowing your teeth look naturally beautiful, and your smile will be preserved well into the future. Learn More