Dental Implants in NY Offered at Staten Island Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Hoffman & Dr. Stein provide Dental Implant Surgery in New York.
Missing permanent teeth can be embarrassing and frustrating when they disrupt your daily activities. At Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we are proud to offer dental implants as a stable, more natural-looking way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind. An implant can replace one tooth or multiple teeth to create a full, healthy smile that looks and feels natural. These replacement teeth look, feel, and function like natural teeth and allow you to eat virtually anything.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing, acting as tooth root substitutes. The bone is able to bond with the titanium to create a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A small post is attached to the implant, which protrudes through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial teeth. Implants are also a great way to help preserve facial structure by preventing bone deterioration associated with missing teeth.
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants. David Hoffman, D.D.S. and Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. of Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will thoroughly examine your mouth and review your medical history during your initial consultation. Patients who have certain existing medical or dental conditions may not be able to receive a dental implant. If your mouth is unable to hold an implant, we'll work with you to find a treatment that will fulfill your dental goals.
Dental implant surgery typically requires two surgical procedures and a team effort between David Hoffman, D.D.S. and Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and a restorative dentist. During the first surgery, either Dr. Hoffman or Dr. Stein will place the implants in your jawbone. This procedure is performed in our office under local anesthesia, with or without general anesthesia. Throughout the next three to six months, the implants beneath the surface of the gums gradually bond with the jawbone. During this time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.
Once the implant has bonded to the jawbone, Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery will uncover the implants and attach the small posts that protrude from the gums. At this time, you'll visit your restorative dentist who will fit and create the permanent prosthesis for you. Your dentist will make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process. The entire process generally takes anywhere from six to eight months.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, David Hoffman, D.D.S. and Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. are now able to place single stage implants in some cases. 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 can be placed.
If they are well taken care of, your implants will last for many years. Proper care includes taking the time to practice good oral hygiene - brushing and flossing - and keeping regular appointments with your dentist.
If you are missing teeth and want the confidence to smile again, please contact Staten Island Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to schedule an appointment with oral and maxillofacial surgeons David Hoffman, D.D.S. and Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. at 718.226.1251.
256-C Mason Ave, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, New York 10305