At New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery we offer several implant-related treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. We specialize in implant treatment because we believe that dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss.
About Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium screw that we surgically embed deep into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, it will slowly fuse to your jaw through the process of osseointegration. After a brief healing period, the implant screw will be able to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. Dental implants can be used to support a single crown, a partial bridge, and a full-arch restoration.
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Minimally Invasive Guided Implant Planning and Placement
Guided Surgery is a minimally invasive technique for the planning and placement of dental implants. Guided Surgery uses reverse engineering and virtual digital computer planning to increase the accuracy and precision of dental implant placement. With Guided Surgery, since the types and exact positions of the planned implants are known prior to surgery, the procedure is much less invasive than it would be without the technology. Dr. Orentlicher has been teaching doctors how to place dental implants using Guided Surgery for well over a decade.
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Dental Implant FAQ
We believe patient education is the cornerstone of good oral health. During your initial appointment, your oral surgery specialist at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding dental implants. This is an excellent opportunity for you to voice any concerns. Staying informed can help you better maintain your restoration and prevent potential problems.
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Who Is a Candidate?
If you are in good oral and overall health, you should qualify for implant treatment. If you have experienced significant bone deterioration due to tooth loss, you may need a bone graft first to add bone support and volume to the area to be treated. During your consultation, your oral surgery specialist at New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery will be able to determine if implants are right for you. This usually involves a series of diagnostic tests that may include digital x-rays and CBCT scans.
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Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. This makes implants a more convenient, durable, secure, and aesthetically pleasing option over traditional restorations. The numerous benefits of dental implants have made them the industry standard for tooth replacement!
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After Implant Placement
There are several things that you can expect after your dental implants have been placed. As with most minor operations, you may experience some bruising, pain, and swelling in your gums and face. In some cases, there can also be bleeding in the gums.
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Many patients need a bone graft, or ridge augmentation before implantation is possible. Osseointegration, the process responsible for the many benefits of dental implants, requires an adequate amount of bone in the jaw. If osseointegration does not occur, implant failure occurs. Fortunately, ridge augmentation can be performed to improve the quantity and quality of deteriorated bone. In many ways, ridge augmentation allows patients to receive dental implants when it would otherwise be impossible.
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Full Mouth Reconstruction
Some people have dental problems so severe and widespread that they need multiple surgeries. In this case, we may recommend a full mouth reconstruction. As the name suggests, a full mouth reconstruction refers to the rebuilding of all teeth in a patient's mouth. These reconstructions can be performed in one or both jaws. Because we are oral surgical specialists, we may suggest that it will be necessary to work with other specialists to provide you with optimal results.
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A traditional denture is a removable appliance that rests on the gums. Because it is not secured by implants, many patients have trouble eating, experience discomfort, and even embarrassing slips.
An implant-supported denture is a traditional denture than rests on the gums but has additional support and stability from dental implants. It is a more stable removable denture that is not permanently attached in your mouth. We may recommend an implant-supported denture if you want a better alternative to traditional dentures.
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All-on-4® Treatment Concept
We offer the All-on-4 treatment concept for patients missing all or most of their teeth and for patients who have severe decay and/or periodontal disease involving their remaining teeth. As the name suggests, this full-arch restoration only uses four implants to support the entire bridge. The posterior (back) implants are placed at an angle to utilize the strongest part of the jawbone and maximize the number of teeth that can be restored. Other full-arch restorations usually require six to eight implants. Thanks to the revolutionary new technique, All-on-4 is much more effective and minimally-invasive than other options.
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Schedule a Consultation
Find out if dental implants are right for you! Call (914) 768-8220 to schedule your consultation appointment today!