Implant Placement Surgery in Maspeth
Many dental practices refer patients out of the office to one or more specialists during the two phases of dental implant placement. The first phase of treatment is the placement of titanium implant posts. The number of implants required is dependent upon the number of missing teeth. Implants are the most versatile tooth replacement option, offering effective tooth replacement for any number of teeth by varying the number of titanium posts.
- One post is able to support a single dental crown replacement or two to three consecutive teeth.
- Two or more posts can be strategically placed to support a partial upper or lower denture.
- A full denture is placed over four to ten posts, depending on the size and shape of the jaw.
Dental Implant Placement
The first of two phases of implant-supported tooth replacement is the surgical placement of titanium implant posts. Maspeth Dental has a board-certified periodontist, Dr. David J. Lefkowitz, on staff. Periodontal specialists have a more thorough understanding of the underlying dental structures and are the ideal practitioners to provide implant surgery. Additionally, Dr. Lefkowitz has years of training and experience in dental implant placement.
Before surgery, patients will visit our practice for the diagnostic preparation. Using our state-of-the-art technology, we plan for the precise placement of dental implants prior to the surgical appointment. Once we have an exact plan for implant placement, patients return to our practice. By making a small incision, we are able to surgically position implant posts according to plan. Over a period of several months, the supportive alveolar bone and gum tissue grow to support the implant posts as they fuse to the bone. This fusion process, known as osseointegration, is what makes dental implant-supported tooth replacement so effective.
Contact the Maspeth Dental team to find out more about dental implant placement and restoration. We proudly serve residents of Maspeth, Ridgewood, and surrounding communities.