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Dental Implants Manhasset, NY

Dental ImplantsAn Overview

There is a good chance that you will have to deal with missing teeth at some point in your life. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), the average adult between the ages of 20 and 64 has three or more decayed or missing teeth. Modern dentistry offers many solutions to replace those missing teeth. For some people, dentures and dental bridges do not provide a comfortable and stable solution for their missing teeth. Dental implants, however, offer a natural and durable solution for patients suffering from tooth loss.

East Hills Dental Associates offers all types of dental implants to patients from Manhasset, NY. Whether you are missing one, a few, or an entire row of teeth, Dr. Richard Sousa can devise a solution to replace them utilizing teeth implants. During your consultation, Dr. Sousa will first need to determine if you qualify for implants. You will need to be in good overall health, be able to undergo minor surgery, have good oral health, and have enough jawbone. Having a good amount of healthy bone is very important to support the implants. Dr. Sousa will use x-rays, study models or CT-Scans to determine if you have enough bone to place the implants.

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What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is actually a titanium screw-like post that has to be surgically implanted into the jawbone. This will be used to support a dental restoration that will replace your missing teeth. The implant will also replace the missing tooth root, a major benefit that traditional tooth replacement options do not offer. Attached to the implant is a small connector piece called an abutment. The abutment is screwed on to the implant and will hold a dental crown if you replacing a single tooth. If you are missing multiple teeth, you may have several implants placed that will collectively hold a dental bridge or a denture.

Dental Implants What to Expect

The Dental Implant Process

Experience you can trust Roslyn Heights NYDr. Sousa will perform every step of your dental implant process at his Manhasset, NY area dentist office. After developing a personalized treatment plan, the next step is to have your implant(s) surgically placed. Dr. Sousa will use guided surgical implant software to precisely plan and place the implants. The SimPlantĀ® implant treatment planning software will show him how wide and dense your jawbone is and the location of your teeth roots and nerves. Using the SurgiGuideĀ® dental drill to guide the placement of your implants will ensure Dr. Sousa places them safely and according to your treatment plan.

The teeth implants will need about three to six months to fully heal and integrate with the natural bone. Depending on the location of your missing teeth, we may place a temporary restoration while the implant heals and integrates with the bone.

Once they have fully integrated with your jaw bone and you have healed from surgery, you will return to our office to have the final dental restoration attached to the implant. The dental implants will be uncovered and the abutment will be attached. This part will support the dental prosthesis. He will then attach the appropriate replacement teeth: a dental crown, a dental bridge or a denture.

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Why choose East Hills Dental Associates?

Dr. Richard Sousa and the team of dental professionals at East Hills Dental Associates are committed to the health, comfort, and beauty of your smile. Dr. Sousa’s experience, training and dedication to excellence in dentistry is the foundation for the personalized care you can expect to receive in our office. From general dentistry to implant dentistry, we offer complete services for your needs and desires under one roof. Our on-site dental lab is overseen by Dr. Sousa who began his career in dentistry as a trained lab technician and Master Ceramist. The comprehensive care we can offer sets us apart from others and ensures a consistent, reliable result.