Dental Implants

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?

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Dental Implants Can Provide Longevity, Stability, and Improved Health

Designed to Last

When properly placed and cared for, dental implants can last 40 years or more. While you may need to replace your restoration, implants can provide lifelong benefits.

Improved Jaw Health

Missing teeth can cause the jaw to shrink, causing issues with your oral health and changes to your facial features. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that protects against jawbone atrophy.

Restored Confidence

With an implant-supported restoration from our team at KFA Dental, you can feel confident in your ability to chew, speak, and smile

Let's take a look at how implant placement works...

Dental Implants Have a Track Record of Success

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

The number of teeth missing (or the number that need to be extracted) will determine the type of implant-supported restoration you need.

Have Sufficient Jawbone Tissue

If you do not have enough bone tissue to support implants, you may still qualify for mini implants. Or, you may require a bone grafting procedure to replace the lost tissue.

Be in Good Oral Health

You must be free of decay and gum disease before receiving implants, as these issues can jeopardize implant stability. 

Be a Nonsmoker

If you smoke, you must be willing to stop for a specified amount of time before and after your dental implant placement because smoking can interfere with your ability to heal following surgery.

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.

How do patients prepare for dental implants?

Treatment Begins with a Consultation

To decide if you are eligible for dental implants, one of our dentists will:

  • Examine your smile
  • Discuss your concerns
  • Review your dental history

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. This information can be used to determine whether you require a preparatory treatment, such as bone grafting. We offer convenient consultations to patients in Farmingdale, Long Island, and surrounding communities in and around Nassau County. 

Illustration of jaw and dental implant

Implant-supported restorations are made up of three distinct portions.

Placing & Restoring Dental Implants

Customize Your Procedure

First, our dentists will evaluate your candidacy and plan your treatment. Many patients have questions about the cost of dental implants, and we can also give you detailed information at this time. We will explain your options for implant placement and restorations so you can decide which course of treatment you would like to pursue. 

Undergo Implant Surgery

For your dental implant surgery, we use local anesthesia (as well as nitrous oxide or intravenous sedation, if necessary) to keep you comfortable. 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. 

Receive Your Permanent Crown, Bridge, or Denture

After placing the implants, your jawbone 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. 

KFA Dental

The KFA Dental Team
Left to right: Dr. Donald Kahn, Dr. Daniel Aldieri, Dr. Angela Ferrari

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.

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"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.

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375 Fulton St
Farmingdale, NY 11735

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