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Dental Implants Specialist

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants -  - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Bayside, Bayside, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY

If you’re of the many adults in the United States missing at least one tooth, you can smile confidently again with dental implants. Scott Goldstein, MS, DDS, and Peter Rosa, DDS, MD, FACS, restore smiles with dental implants that are permanent and stable, and look and function just like real teeth. If you want to replace one tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, contact Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants, with two locations in the Bayside area of Queens and Manhattan's Upper East Side. Call the New York City office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are false teeth that are surgically placed in your jawbone to take the place of missing teeth. A dental implant looks, functions, and is cared for like a natural tooth. Dental implants are the most permanent, stable, and attractive fix for missing teeth.

A dental implant has three parts: 

  • The implant: a titanium post that’s placed in your jaw
  • The abutment: a cap that affixes to the post and holds the crown in place
  • The crown: a false tooth made of porcelain or composite materials

Implants can help preserve your facial structure and prevent bone deterioration caused by missing teeth.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants are the most natural-looking and functional tooth-replacement systems available. The crowns that cap the implants are designed to match your natural teeth in shape and color. 

In fact, when you get a dental implant from Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants, it’s almost certain to be indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

The implant mimics the function of your tooth root and fuses to your jaw, so it’s stable, strong, and permanent. The implant also replicates the natural forces that a real tooth exerts on your jaw, “reminding” your jawbone to create new bone cells. 

A dental implant prevents the bone atrophy that occurs if you don’t replace a missing tooth or if you choose another tooth-replacement method.

Finally, dental implants can’t slip, don’t require extra care, and won’t interfere with your speech. Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth.

How do I get a dental implant?

Most dental implants require two surgical procedures over the course of 6-8 months. Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants performs the implant surgery in-office in a hospital-style operating suite to optimize the level of sterility. 

During the first appointment, your provider places the implant in your jawbone. While you wait for your jawbone to fuse with the implant, you wear temporary crowns or dentures to protect your gums. 

Once your implant has bonded to the jawbone, your provider attaches the small posts that anchor the artificial teeth. They then place your new custom-designed crown and cement it in place. 

How do I take care of my dental implants?

You care for your dental implants just as if they were your natural teeth. Brush and floss at least twice a day and come to Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants at least twice a year for a professional cleaning.

When you’re ready to restore your smile permanently, call Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants or use the online booking form to schedule an appointment.