Dental Implants Plainview, Massapequa & Levittown, NY
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What are dental implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Surgical Advances in Dental Implants
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Bass, Dr. Scharfenberger, Dr. Hirsch, Dr. Rosenberg, Dr. Jurman, Dr. Kneller, Dr. Fleischman and Dr. Bacigalupo are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Drs. Bass, Scharfenberger, Hirsch, Rosenberg, Jurman, Kneller, Fleischman or Bacigalupo performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Plainview Massapequa Levittown Oral and Implant Surgery
Patient Testimonial by Elayne W
Dr Jurman and his staff are very professional and you could ask them as many questions and they will answer it without getting annoyed. I would recommend Dr Jurman to my friends and family because that's how great he is.
- Elayne Weinberg w
Patient Testimonial by Henry M
If you have to get dental work this is a great place. The senior Doc Barry Bass is as warm, friendly & calming as he is competent . His demeanor carries on to entire staff. His staff is as courteous and competent as Doc Bass is. His experience helped him figure out a way for me to have less surgery than another dentist I visited suggested, which reduced my costs I now have the implants and they're Just Perfect.as was the entire experience.
- Henry Montag
Patient Testimonial by Elizabeth S
I would highly recommend Dr. Rosenberg to my loved ones!
- Elizabeth S