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A Center For Dental Excellence

Cosmetic Dentists & Dentists located in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, NY & Oakwood, Staten Island, NY

At the Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Venterina provides many services created to repair damaged, loose or missing teeth. Patients can visit either of her offices in Brooklyn or Staten Island to address their specific needs using the most effective treatments such as dental implants.

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are used to secure bridges, replace a missing tooth, or anchor dentures and over dentures. This advanced treatment is the only tooth replacement option which works with the jawbone to stimulate it and uphold the soft tissues.  A titanium post is implanted into the patient’s jaw, acting as a root for the new prosthetic tooth. The visible tooth is usually a crown and with modern manufacturing, looks very similar to a natural tooth.

How Are Dental Implants Installed?

Dental implants usually require three visits for installation. The post is installed in the patient’s jaw during the first visit. Over the next couple of weeks, the titanium fuses with the jawbone, creating a stable foundation. This stability is due to stimulation of the natural bone which reduces the bone loss typically associated with the loss of a tooth and supports the soft tissue of the face and mouth. At the second appointment, the dentist installs the abutment. The abutment connects the post and the crown, denture, or bridge designed to act as the false tooth to the titanium post. The dentist will take an impression of the gap and the surrounding teeth to aid in the manufacturing of the prosthetic. During the final visit, the new tooth is fitted and then buffed and polished.   

How Long Will a Dental Implant Last?

Dental implants can last just as long or longer than natural teeth. Regular care is still essential. Although the prosthetic tooth will not decay, the surrounding natural tissue can still deteriorate and cause problems if neglected.

Rest assured, we are participating providers with most dental plans, including coverage through the Affordable Care Act or 'Obamacare'. We strongly recommend you list your insurance information to minimize your wait time in the office. If you are unable to distinguish your insurance, please contact us on (718) 232 8289 or (718) 980 9555 and we will assist you in the insurance process in order to expedite your care in our office.

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