Gaps in your smile can cause embarrassment and discomfort. When left untreated, missing teeth can also lead to serious oral health issues.
At KFA Dental in Farmingdale, NY, we place and restore implants to replace missing teeth and provide unrivaled support for crowns, bridges, and dentures.
So why should you consider dental implants?
Let's take a look at how implant placement works...
Wondering whether dental implants can help you?
We May Recommend Implants for Severely Decayed or Damaged Teeth
Our dentists, Dr. Donald Kahn, Dr. Angela Ferrari, and Dr. Daniel Aldieri, always try to save damaged or decayed teeth when possible. However, there are some cases in which the best option for restoring oral health is a tooth extraction.
If you require extraction of one or more teeth, our team can provide complete replacement teeth supported by dental implants. By promptly replacing both the root and crown of a tooth, you can maintain the stability of your jaw and significantly improve the health of your smile.
There are some general requirements to qualify for implant dentistry...
Candidates for Dental Implants Should:
Need to Replace Teeth
Have Sufficient Jawbone Tissue
Be in Good Oral Health
Be a Nonsmoker
Some patients ask if dental implants are really worth the extra time and effort...
Dental Implants Are Unmatched in their Benefits
Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that can prevent the jawbone atrophy that occurs following tooth loss. By opting for implant-supported restorations, you can benefit from improved stability and a healthier smile. Patients who support their bridges or dentures with dental implants typically require fewer replacements and adjustments, saving time and money. Dr. Kahn, Dr. Ferrari, and Dr. Aldieri can oversee every step of your dental implants treatment at our comfortable office for a streamlined and convenient experience.
Dental Implants Candidates
One of our dentists will examine your smile, discuss your concerns, and review your dental history to decide if you are eligible for dental implants. Our team can determine if you meet the criteria for implants using digital X-rays or, if necessary, by sending you to a partner facility for an advanced cone beam scan. Many patients have questions about the cost of dental implants, and we can also give you detailed information at this time.
First, our dentists will evaluate your candidacy and plan your treatment. We will explain your options for implant placement and restorations so you can decide which course of treatment you would like to pursue. Our dentists take a conservative approach to implants, using only the number necessary to meet your needs. For your dental implant surgery, we use local anesthesia (as well as nitrous oxide or intravenous sedation, if necessary) to keep you comfortable during surgery. For an implant-supported denture, we may use the All-on-4® method, strategically inserting four implants per arch at special angles to hold your restorations. We can also use mini implants, which are smaller in diameter than traditional implants. They require less bone tissue, so they may be a good option for those who have waited to address missing teeth, and have experienced some resulting bone atrophy. After placing the implants, your jawbone and tissue will need to heal for four to six months. During this time, you will typically wear temporary restorations. Once your jaw has recovered, our dentists will place your permanent, custom-made restorations by attaching them to the tops of your implants. Our practice welcomes patients throughout Long Island and Nassau County.
At KFA Dental, we are committed to providing five-star services for all our dental patients. Dr. Donald Khan, Dr. Angela Ferrari, and Dr. Daniel Aldieri are all dedicated to helping you maintain your oral health and achieve a beautiful smile. We are proud to be affiliated with a variety of organizations, including:
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International Congress of Oral Implantologists
- American Academy of Implant Prosthodontics
- American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
For more information about our services, contact us online or call (516) 249-1188 today.
"My family has grown up with the KFA family. The warmth and service provided by the whole KFA team assures me that I've given my children the best foundation for their overall dental health."Joann D.