Dental Implant Surgery - OCEANSIDE AND WEST ISLIP, NY

A Long-Lasting Solution for Tooth Loss

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Dental implants are the most versatile tooth replacement because they can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full arch lost to dental trauma, decay, or gum disease. They’re considered the gold standard tooth replacement solution due to their longevity, functional benefits, and natural appearance. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or many, FaceLipsTeeth (FLT) is your go-to practice for dental implants in West Islip and Oceanside, NY. Since setting up practice in 1999, Dr. Mike Elvis Calderón has dedicated a good part of his career to learning and offering the latest dental implant techniques. In 2010, he founded the Calderón Institute to share his vast dental implant knowledge with other dental professionals at cutting-edge courses.

The Art and Science of Dental Implants

While dentals implants are the gold standard solution for tooth loss, the procedure requires the precision of a skilled implant dentist and advanced surgical technology to optimize treatment outcomes and long-term success. Dental implants need proper jawbone density to remain secure and strong and provide stimulation to maintain healthy bone. In-depth knowledge of oral anatomy is required to assess the quality of bone and potential barriers for success, while extensive experience is necessary to successfully place implants in the most optimal sites. In addition to placing 10,000 dental implants with a 99.4%+ success rate, Dr. Calderón restores dental implants and continually strives to improve upon techniques and technologies to deliver outstanding patient care. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology and the International Congress of Oral Implantology.

The Three Components of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the top-rated tooth replacement solution because they provide long-term durability and restore nearly 100% of oral function. Single dental implants are comprised of a post, abutment, and restoration that mimic the function of your natural teeth. The dental implant is small, cylindrical screw implanted into your jawbone that functions as an artificial tooth root. It tapers at the base like a natural tooth root and is made of biocompatible titanium metal or ceramic. The abutment is a small connector piece that sits between the implant post and the prosthetic. One side screws into the inside of the implant post, while the other side attaches to the dental prosthetic. The prosthetic can be a single crown, a bridge, a complete upper or lower arch, or full mouth dental implants. Zirconia is the material of choice for permanent teeth, while provisional temporary teeth are typically made of a composite resin such as PMMA.

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Customized Dental Implants to Fit Your Unique Needs

State-of-the-art options offered at FLT include natural-looking dental implants for single missing teeth, implant-supported bridges for several missing teeth, and All-on-X full mouth dental implants. All-on-X is an alternative to traditional dentures that maximizes the use of available bone with strategic placement of a minimum of four implants per arch. Implant-supported dentures are a more natural and functional option than removable dentures because they won’t slip, click, or fall out and enable you to eat all the foods you love. Dr. Calderón also is skilled in placing zygomatic and pterygoid implants in patients with severe bone loss, especially in the posterior maxilla region near the sinuses. Zygomatic implants are much longer and placed in the zygomatic bone (cheekbone), a dense bone that provides excellent and secure lifetime support. Pterygoid implants leverage existing dense cortical bone. Both of these protocols help prevent the need for maxillary sinus elevation and bone grafting procedures and open up the door to people who may not have been candidates for dental implants. Whether you replace one tooth, several missing teeth, or a full arch, dental implants improve the ability to eat comfortably, feel confident in a complete smile, and live an overall healthier and better quality of life.

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The Steps in Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants in Oceanside and West Islip, NY are personalized to your unique smile needs and oral health. At your first consultation, Dr. Calderón will discuss your dental and medical history, take digital images with an intraoral camera and CBCT technology, and create a customized treatment plan. The second visit may involve tooth extractions and bone grafting along with dental implant placement. FLT offers nitrous oxide during dental implant surgery to ensure your ultimate comfort. If you’re receiving All-on-X full mouth dental implants, you’ll leave our office the same day with a temporary (provisional) set of teeth so you don’t have to live another day with an incomplete smile. Once the three to four month healing process is complete, you’ll return to our office to be fitted with your beautiful, natural-looking crown, bridge, or permanent prosthesis crafted from high-quality zirconia.

Why Dental Implants are the Number One Choice

Dental implants provide numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. As the only permanent solution for tooth loss, dental implants prevent the many problems associated with missing teeth, from shifting and decay of adjacent teeth to bone loss and facial changes. Because dental implants are permanently secured in your jawbone and function like artificial tooth roots, you also won’t experience any of the problems associated with traditional dentures. And unlike dental bridges, dental implants don’t require healthy teeth to be present or modified to support the restoration. After they fuse with your jawbone though a process called osseointegration, dental implants provide superior strength and stability and restore nearly 100% of natural biting and chewing power.

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High Quality Meets Affordability

The higher initial cost of dental implants is offset by vast improvements to your smile aesthetics, oral health, systemic health, and quality of life. At FLT, we’ve seen the incredible life-changing benefits provided by dental implants and want everyone to be able to afford this transformative solution. In addition to offering a highly competitive dental implant cost in Oceanside and West Islip, NY, we accept many insurance plans and offer third-party financing through the popular, top-rated third party financing company CareCredit® .

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