Dental Implants in Hauppauge and Medford, NY
The Most Effective Means of Smile Restoration
Welcome to Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants, your gateway to restoring smiles and self-assurance. Under the guidance of expert periodontist, Dr. Alan Farber, we proudly serve the communities of Nassau and Suffolk County Long Island with dental implant solutions. Our holistic dentists and periodontists explain everything you need to know about dental implants and the numerous dental implant solutions available at our offices in this helpful guide.
Learn more by calling our Hauppauge office at 631-265-4442 or our Medford office at 631-758-3700. You can also keep reading our detailed guide to gain more information about our dental implant solutions.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the modern gold standard for replacing missing teeth. They mimic natural teeth in both appearance and function. The prosthetic roots used as the foundation for dental implants offer exceptional longevity, stability, and aesthetics, making them the top tooth replacement option available.
Parts of Dental Implants
Dental implants traditionally, but not always, consists of three parts:
- Titanium Posts: These are the foundation of the dental implant, serving as artificial tooth roots. The biocompatible nature of titanium allows the posts to fuse seamlessly with your jawbone, creating a sturdy anchor for the replacement tooth.
- Abutments: Abutments serve as connectors between the dental implant post and restoration, providing stability and support. Additionally, abutments help maintain healthy gums by preventing gum tissue from growing into the dental implant site, contributing to the aesthetic integration of the restoration for a lifelike appearance.
- Restorations: Restorations are an integral component of dental implants, serving as the replacement tooth or teeth that finalize the dental implant procedure. These restorations come in various forms, including dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures, offering flexibility to cater to different patient needs.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a multitude of advantages that make them a preferred choice for tooth replacement:
- Natural Look and Feel: Dental implants closely mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth. They blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, ensuring a natural and aesthetically pleasing smile.
- Enhanced Confidence: With dental implants, you can smile, speak, and eat with confidence. You no longer have to worry about the inconvenience or self-consciousness associated with missing teeth.
- Durability and Longevity: Implants provide a permanent solution for tooth loss. With proper care and maintenance, they can last a lifetime, offering exceptional durability and stability.
- Preservation of Bone Health: Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants act like a tooth root and provide stimulation for the jawbone, preventing bone loss. This helps maintain the integrity and volume of your jaw, promoting oral health.
- Improved Oral Health: Implants don’t require the alteration or reduction of remaining natural teeth, as is the case with dental bridges.
- Enhanced Chewing and Speaking: Implants restore full chewing function, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods without restrictions. They also prevent speech difficulties that can occur with missing teeth.
Traditional Dental Implants
Traditional dental implants involve a titanium post surgically placed into the jawbone to act as an artificial root for the replacement tooth.
The implant integrates with the bone over a healing period, providing a stable foundation for a custom-made dental crown. Traditional dental implants are known for their durability and long-term success in restoring both the aesthetics and functionality of the missing tooth or missing teeth.
Single-tooth implants replace individual missing teeth. These implants mimic the look, feel, and function of natural teeth, making them an exceptional choice for restoring your smile and overall oral health. The process involves placing a single titanium post into the jawbone, creating a strong and stable foundation for the custom-made dental crown.
The All-on-4/All-on-X dental implant technique is a revolutionary approach that can restore an entire arch of teeth, ideally using four strategically placed implants. This method not only offers an economical alternative to replacing multiple missing teeth but also boasts rapid results, allowing patients to enjoy a fully functional and aesthetically pleasing smile in a shorter time frame.
For individuals who rely on traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures represent a remarkable advancement in terms of stability and comfort. These dentures are securely attached and anchored to dental implants, enhancing the function and aesthetics of your smile.
At Farber Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants, we’re proud to introduce you to the remarkable world of 1-Day Smile Dental Implants. This innovative approach to implant dentistry, inspired by cutting-edge techniques, ensures you leave our Hauppauge, NY, and Medford, NY locations with a stunning smile in just one day.
- 1-Day Smile Dental Implants are meticulously designed to streamline the tooth replacement process, providing patients with not only aesthetic enhancements but also immediate functionality
Holistic Dental Implants
Holistic dental implants represent an alternative approach that prioritizes the overall well-being of patients in addition to dental restoration. These implants can be crafted from biocompatible materials such as ceramic or zirconia, focusing on patient comfort and minimizing the use of metals.
Ceramic Dental Implants
Ceramic dental implants are a holistic alternative to traditional titanium implants. These implants are crafted from a biocompatible ceramic material, usually zirconia. At our dental practice, we use NobelPearl ceramic implants, which are 100 percent free of metal.
Zirconia All-on-4 Dental Implants
The All-on-4 dental implant system takes a unique approach to full arch tooth replacement. Zirconia All-on-4 implants combine the advantages of zirconia material with this innovative system.
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Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?
The eligibility for dental implants is determined by several factors, including the patient’s overall health, oral health, and specific circumstances. Here are some general criteria that determine who qualifies for dental implants:
- Good Oral Health: Candidates for dental implants should have healthy gums and sufficient bone density in the jaw to support the implant. If there is gum disease or insufficient bone, additional treatments may be necessary before implant placement.
- Overall Health: Patients should be in good general health. Certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or immune disorders, can affect the healing process after implant surgery.
- Age: There is no strict age limit for dental implants, but candidates should be done growing, which typically means they should be at least in their late teens or early twenties.
- Commitment to Oral Care: Candidates for dental implants should be committed to maintaining good oral hygiene after the procedure. Regular dental check-ups and proper at-home care are essential to the long-term success of implants.
- Non-Smokers Preferred: Smoking can increase the risk of complications and implant failure. Many dentists prefer candidates who do not smoke or are willing to quit before getting implants.
- Adequate Bone Density: Sufficient bone density in the jaw is necessary to anchor the implant securely. If there is bone loss, procedures like bone grafting or sinus lifts may be required to build up the bone.
- No Active Periodontal Disease: Candidates should not have active periodontal (gum) disease, as it can jeopardize the success of the implant.
- Realistic Expectations: Patients should have realistic expectations regarding the outcome of the procedure, understanding that dental implants require time for osseointegration (the fusion of the implant with the jawbone) and may not be an immediate solution.
- Lifestyle Considerations: Patients should discuss their lifestyle with their dentist. For example, athletes should consider the potential risk of trauma to the mouth when participating in contact sports.