New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery Scarsdale NY
Missing Teeth Replacement Scarsdale NY
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Dental implants are greatly adding to patients’ quality of life and changing the way people live daily. They are designed to provide a foundation for the replacement of natural teeth that have been prematurely lost and to look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile, function, and go about their daily lives with confidence.
At New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery, our doctors specialize in serving Westchester with dental implants. They are at the forefront of new technologies for the placement of minimally invasive dental implants and CT guided dental implant placement for over 15 years. We are one of the only Westchester dental implant and oral surgery practices to routinely use new technologies to place dental implants. When used for the placement of dental implants, these technologies may allow the patient to function immediately with non-removable natural feeling and looking teeth. Minimally invasive dental implant technologies, such as Teeth in an Hour™, have been been used in our Westchester dental implant practice since the inception of the technology in 2005. Since that time, our doctors have been extensively involved in teaching the technology nationally to other doctors.
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.
In their Westchester dental implant practice, the doctors of New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery use the most recent advances in dental implant technology to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them. A minimum of two to three months of healing time is still necessary before permanent artificial teeth can be placed. There are situations in which implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction, further minimizing the number of surgical procedures and the length of treatment time. Advances in dental implant technologies have made it possible, in select cases, to extract teeth, place implants, and insert temporary crowns at one visit. This procedure, called “immediate loading,” greatly simplifies the surgical process.
Dr. Orentlicher and Dr. Horowitz are national lecturers at the forefront of the latest technologies in the placement of dental implants. They are nationally recognized speakers and clinicians in the placement of dental implants using state of the art minimally invasive dental implant placement technologies. They have been involved in the Teeth in an Hour™ technology since its introduction in 2005. This technology allows for the accurate, minimally invasive, three dimensional guided placement of dental implants, without making an incision in the tissue, followed by the placement of immediate temporary restorations. Our doctors are trainers of other doctors in this revolutionary technology.
Who actually performs the implant placement?
Restoration with dental implants is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist or prosthodontist. While Drs. Orentlicher and Horowitz perform any initial necessary tooth extractions and bone grafting, followed by the placement of the dental implant(s), the restorative dentist or prosthodontist (your dentist) fits and makes the temporary or permanent teeth.
What types of restorations are available?
If a single tooth is missing, one dental implant is placed and one restoration (crown) is made. A fixed bridge can replace two or more missing teeth and may require only two or three implants (or more), depending on the number of missing teeth. A complete dental fixed bridge replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete restoration (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable restoration (overdenture) attaches to a bar or ball-in-socket attachments, whereas a fixed restoration is permanent and removable only by the dentist.
Using our state of the art Westchester dental implant facility, the doctors of New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery perform in-office dental implant surgery in a hospital-style operating suite, thus optimizing the level of sterility. Inpatient hospital implant surgery is available for patients who have special medical or anesthetic needs or for those who need extensive bone grafting from the jaw, hip, or knee.
Why dental implants?
Once you learn about dental implants, you finally realize there is a way to improve your life. When you lose several teeth, whether it’s a new situation or something you have lived with for years, chances are you have never become fully accustomed to losing such a vital part of yourself. The improvement in your quality of life will be enormous.
Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.
A Swedish scientist and orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark, developed the concept of dental implants for oral rehabilitation more than forty-five years ago. With his pioneering research, Dr. Branemark opened the door to a lifetime of renewed comfort and self-confidence for millions of individuals facing the frustration and embarrassment of tooth loss. Dental implants have over 35 years of extensive research behind them. They are not experimental.
Why would you select dental implants over more traditional types of restorations?
There are several reasons: Traditional dental bridgework usually requires sacrificing the healthy tooth structure of surrounding good teeth to fabricate a bridge to replace a missing tooth or to fill a space. In addition, removing a full denture or a partial denture at night may be inconvenient or embarrassing. We all know that dentures that slip can also be uncomfortable and at times socially embarrassing.
Are you a candidate for implants?
If you are considering dental implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving outcomes, such as bone grafting, may be recommended. Very few people are not candidates for dental implants.
What type of anesthesia is used?
The majority of dental implants and bone grafts can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia. The doctors will discuss your anesthetic options with you at your consultation.
Do Implants need special care?
Once the dental implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with our Westchester dental implant office and your restorative dentist.
Read Our Patient Reviews for Dental Implants
New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery
Patient Review By Susan G.
Overall, this has always been a very courteous office. The desk and the nurses take wonderful care of me. I have been going to this office for about 3 years and they never disappoint. The staff makes every effort to fit my appointment in (because of my very busy and hectic schedule). The nurses always call the next day to see how I am feeling after surgery, which I think is a great thing. All in all very good all around from the desk to the nurses to the doctors.
- Susan G.
Patient Review By T G.
Dr. Orentlicher is the best. He is kind, gentle, and my experience was 100% painless. My implant has had no problems, and feels (and looks) completely natural. His expertise in his field is unparalleled, and he is generous with his time -- available to answer questions, with patience and honesty. I recommend him to all my friends and family, and those that have chosen his services, feel the same (and thank me for the referral!).
- T G.
Patient Review By Richard W.
My procedure with Dr. Orentlicher from the first consultation to the final follow up visit was marked with professionalism & caring. But most important Dr. O is very competent. Dr. O thoroughly explained the process which made me very comfortable & eliminated any surprises. The office equipment is state of the art & on site which makes it very convenient. I had very little discomfort after the removal of my teeth & the insertion of my implants. Dr. O called me later in the day to check on me. I was very impressed by this gesture. Dr. O recommended the dentist that I am using to make my teeth. He is in contact with him during this process. Also, I would like to mention & thank Dr. O's staff who are very friendly & made me feel at ease.
- Richard W.
Patient Review By H G.
painless experience,very professionally run office. Highly recommend
- H G.