Dental Implants in Woodbury, NY
Barkoff Dental provides dental implants services in Woodbury, NY. Call 516-921-1133 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Dental implants are the ideal replacement for missing teeth. Unlike other restorations, implants replace the roots of teeth, which prevents bone loss in the jaw. Preserving bone density results in a stronger bite and prevents changes to the facial structures.
The dental implant itself is a titanium post that is implanted into the jaw where the root used to be. A small piece called an abutment is attached to the implant. The abutment is used to anchor an individual crown, a bridge, or a full or partial denture.
Patients from across Long Island travel to our Woodbury, NY practice for dental implants. Dr. Barkoff and Dr. Asheld have both received extensive training in implant dentistry and prosthetics, a unique set of skills that allows them to create beautiful restorations that look and function just like your natural teeth.
Our Woodbury, NY practice offers the following types of dental implants:
Single Tooth Dental Implants
The most common type of dental implant, this procedure involves placing a titanium post into the jaw, attaching an abutment, and then securing a crown to the abutment. We use materials that blend in with your remaining teeth for a restoration that looks and functions like a natural tooth.
An implant-supported bridge is an appropriate option whenever three or more adjacent teeth are missing. Implant-supported bridges involve using implants to replace the two outermost missing teeth and using these implants to hold a bridge to replace the teeth that are missing between them.
When a number of teeth are missing, implant-supported dentures are a preferred treatment option. This type of denture is secured in place using two or more dental implants, rather than the adhesive pastes used with traditional dentures. The result is a more stable restoration that never slips or falls out. These dentures can be full or partial, fixed or removable. Implant-supported dentures are not only preferable because of their stability, but also because they prevent facial collapse, a frequent consequence of missing teeth.
Full Arch With Only Four Implants
When all upper or lower teeth are missing, we can replace them with this type of implant procedure, which involves supporting a full arch of prosthetic teeth with only four dental implants.
Mini Dental Implants (MDIs)
Mini dental implants, or MDIs, are typically used when there is insufficient bone material to support traditional dental implants or when there is not enough space in the jaw to accommodate a standard implant. MDIs function the same way that other dental implants do, with the primary difference being that they are smaller in diameter. Dental implant placement is less invasive than traditional implant surgery, usually requiring only local anesthetic and no sutures.
Guided Dental Implant Placement
This advanced technology allows us to plan your treatment in detail on our computer, using 3D models that simulate your implant results. Once we’ve determined your treatment plan, we can create surgical guides that help us place your implants exactly where they need to be for optimal results.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
How much do dental implants cost?
There’s no one-size-fits-all option for dental implants, so costs vary from patient to patient. While insurance rarely covers the cost of dental implants, there are some situations in which they may pay some of the costs. Before booking your implant procedure, our team will check with your dental insurance plan and work with you to help you finance your surgery.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants are meant to last a lifetime. That said, the restorations attached to your implants may need to be replaced after several years of use.
Are dental implants painful?
Many of our patients are concerned about the pain involved in dental implant surgery. The truth is, you may experience discomfort in the days after your surgery, but during the surgery itself, we use anesthesia to keep you comfortable and relaxed as we work. You may feel pressure, pulling, and other sensations, but not pain. In fact, many patients are surprised at how little discomfort they experience. Following aftercare instructions and taking pain medications as directed will help minimize any discomfort after surgery.
How do I prepare for dental implants?
We’ll give you instructions prior to your procedure, as this depends on the type of sedation or anesthesia being used. Generally speaking, you’ll want to brush your teeth well before you leave for our office, then floss and rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash. If you’ve been prescribed antibiotics, you should take those as directed.
How long after dental implants can I eat normally?
The answer to this question depends on the extent of your surgery and your own comfort level. Typically, you can begin eating soft foods as soon as you feel comfortable doing so the day of your surgery. You shouldn’t go back to eating normally, including hard foods like carrots, popcorn, and nuts, for a week after your dental implant surgery.