Dental Implants in Astoria, Queens

What are dental implants and who are they for?

periodontist img astoria Steinway Family Dental Center has performed thousands of dental implants, both single tooth restorations and multiple tooth restorations at our state of the art dental office in Astoria, Queens.

Steinway Family Dental Center is proud of it’s reputation in offering one of the highest standards of implants surgery in the borough of Queens and in further promoting it’s reputation as a center for dental excellence and implant surgery, having a reputation as experts in the dental implant field. The latest news on dental implants is both astounding and re-assuring. Recently the American Academy of Implant Dentistry reported that at least 30 million people in the US are missing all of their teeth in one or both jaws. They also revealed that more than 3 million people have opted for implants at the beginning of the year with that number expected to rise as the year progresses. Here at Steinway Family Dental Center we are proud to have Dr Aleksandr Dayanayev and Dr Albert Malakov consult and advise patients on what type of dental implant procedure they should undertake, as well as placing the crowns on the abutments for the dental implants The oral surgery is performed by Dr Victor Terranova, an oral surgeon and periodontist with over 35 years experience who has placed thousands of dental implants throughout his career.

Dental implants were first pioneered by Swedish Professor Per-Ingvar Brånemark. He found that titanium fused to bone in a process called osseo-integration. This actually happens when the osteoblasts ( the cells that form the bones) grow on and into the rougher more abrasive surface part of the titanium, that is placed into the bone. It was a remarkable discovery that has been a life changing scientific development for millions of people across the world, in giving them a new outlook on life and ability to smile and chew like they used to.

Dental Implants can now be used for single tooth restoration or multiple tooth restoration and have also led to the implant-supported fixed bridge, or implant-supported removable denture, as well as MDI’s which are mini dental implants.

What happens during the process of a dental implant.

A typical implant consists of a titanium screw (resembling a tooth root) with a roughened surface. This surface is treated either by sparying plasma onto it or by etching or sandblasting it in order make it more coarse and provide a surface to increase the integration potential of the implant. When an implants takes place a process known as an osteotomy is performed. This is where part of the bone structure is removed and a preciscion hole is made by carefully carefully drilling into the jawbone and then the implant is installed into the bone.

Who will perform my dental implant procedure

For patient looking to replace missing teeth, dental implants are a preferred choice and since their invention, millions of people worldwide have been spared dentures because of the ability to use dental implants.
Dr. Day and Dr. Malakov are normally involved with the initial consultation and the fitting of the crown onto the implant. The placement of the implant is performed by our experienced oral surgeon at our Astoria dental practice Dr. Victor Terranova. The process available for single or multiple tooth restoration is as follows:

Single Tooth Restoration

A dental implant is used as a support for missing single or multiple teeth. There are several types of variation on the implant procedure is the implant-supported fixed bridge, or implant-supported removable denture.
A typical implant consists of a titanium screw (resembling a tooth root) with a roughened surface. This surface is treated either by plasma spraying, etching or sandblasting to increase the integration potential of the implant. A preciscon hole is carefully drilled into the patients jawbone and the implant is installed in the bone.
A single implant procedure that involves an incision of the gum or gingiva (to expose the jawbone) takes about an hour. Multiple implants can be installed in a single surgical session. In the end the patient the patient goes through a minimal period of recovery.

What will happen during my dental implants surgery?

Implant surgery is typically performed as an outpatient with local anesthesia by trained and certified clinicians including general dentists, oral surgeons, and periodontists{gum specialists}. An increasing number of general dentists are placing implants in relatively simple cases. The most common treatment plan calls for several surgeries over a period of months, especially if bone augmentation (bone grafting) is needed to support implant placements.
A single implant procedure that involves an incision of the gum or gingiva (to expose the jawbone) takes about an hour. Multiple implants can be installed in a single surgical session. At the conclusion the patient goes through a minimal period of recovery.
Healing and integration of the implant(s) occurs over several months in a process called osseo-integration{acceptance of the implant}. At the appropriate time, the dentist uses the implant(s) to anchor crowns or a fixed bridge. Since the implants supporting the restoration are integrated, which means they are stable and strong, the patient is able to chew normally.

Single Tooth Replacement – The Common Dental Implants Procedure

When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

Treatment:

This procedure normally includes several visits to the dentist. You should expect to be able to work the day after having the implant installed.

COURSE OF TREATMENT

INSTALLING THE NEW TOOTH – STEP-BY-STEP

The course of treatment described here is one of several options available. Consult your dentist to find out what the best solution is for you, given your specific condition.

1.- Before the procedure: The dentist makes a first examination and takes one or more x-rays of the area to prepare for the procedure.

2.- Installing the implant: The implant is installed. At this time, a temporary tooth is provided that allows you to eat and function like normal almost immediately. The implant will need a few months to integrate with the jawbone before the next step is taken.

3.- Attaching the new crown: The final step is the placement of the permanent crown.

4.- End result: You should expect the new tooth to fit and function just like a natural tooth. Do your usual dental hygiene to keep the tooth and gum around it clean.

IMPLANT SUPPORTED FIXED BRIDGE

A traditional bridge involves grinding down adjacent teeth to support the bridge. It is a stable solution with good esthetics and function that is fairly easy to install. However, this alternative has two main disadvantages: the bone will decrease in the area where the teeth are missing and sacrificing healthy teeth.

REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURE

This is not a permanent alternative to a lost tooth. It is unstable and loosely attached, which affects both function and comfort. A removable partial denture is made of plastic – a material that can’t create the same esthetic result as a crown. The benefit is it is easily and quickly installed and relatively cheap. Multiple Tooth Replacement with Dental Implants

SEVERAL TEETH MISSING

Benefits with fixed bridge on implants:

In this case, when replacing missing teeth in the mouth, a fixed bridge anchored to dental implants is the only fixed alternative. Traditional dentures can’t offer the same stability or function.
Having dental implants replace the missing teeth will give you strength and stability that allows you to eat what you want. It will also preserve your jawbone and facial appearance.

ALTERNATIVES TO DENTAL IMPLANTS – AT OUR ASTORIA DENTAL OFFICE WE OFFER REMOVABLE PARTIAL DENTURES – AN ALTERNATIVE TO DENTAL IMPLANTS

Removable partial denture – Dental implant alternative

This alternative is often perceived as uncomfortable and a bit complicated to use. Function can’t be compared to that of a bridge. This denture is made of plastic and metal, which affects its look. It is quite expensive to fabricate due to its many parts.

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