Restoring Missing Teeth Effectively in Huntington, NY
Dr. Saeed Epakchi is passionate about helping his patients develop a beautiful, healthy smiles. This includes offering one of the most advanced tooth replacement products in dentistry. Smile Huntington provides dental implants in Huntington, Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, and the surrounding communities.
Placing the Implants into the Smile
The first step to receiving dental implants is to surgically place the implant post into the jaw. The post is an artificial tooth root that supports the implant restoration, replicating the strength and resilience of naturally healthy teeth. The implant post prevents one side effect of lost teeth traditional restorations fail to address: the shrinking of the jaw bone.
In most cases, an oral surgeon or periodontist places the implant post. Our dental practice in Huntington coordinates this care with a trusted network of these specialists. He also keeps track of your healing period after placement in conjunction with the surgeon or periodontist who placed the implant, making sure the post is integrating into the jaw successfully.
Additionally, Dr. Epakchi has the training and experience necessary to place mini implants himself. Mini implants are smaller implant posts used when the jaw bone is not thick enough to host an implant and preparatory surgery options are not available. This allows patients who would otherwise go without this restorative treatment to rebuild their smile under the consistent care of one doctor.
Restoring the Implants
After their healing period is complete, the implant posts should have fully integrated into the jaw bone and are ready to host a restoration. Dental implant restorations are the prosthetics that replace the visible surface of the teeth. The durability and cosmetic quality of these prosthetics are critical, as they are responsible for enhancing the appearance of your smile and for helping you chew food.
By working with a trusted dental laboratory, Smile Huntington can offer you various dental implant restorations to best meet your needs. Single unit porcelain crowns can be added, one per post, to restore individual missing teeth. A fixed porcelain bridge can be used to replace multiple missing teeth, including all teeth by using an all-on-four or all-on-six treatment concept; a set of full-arch bridges are permanently affixed to the smile to restore all teeth. An implant supported denture replaces an entire arch just as a traditional denture would, but having this prosthetic be supported by implant posts generates better stability and bite force.
Additionally, on a case-by-case basis, Dr. Epakchi can grant temporary implant restorations the same day as post placement.
Contact Us for Implant Dentistry Services
Smile Huntington provides dental implant restoration, as well as mini implant placement, near Huntington. To see if a dental implant is the right restorative treatment for you, call our practice and schedule an appointment today!