Dr. Haim Fedida is an implant dentist who specializes in oral surgery and dental restorations. Our single dental implants, as well as implant-secured dentures and implant bridges, restore the balance of your bite. Dr. Fedida utilizes implants and his skill as an oral surgeon to replace any number of missing teeth. Consisting of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown, dental implants are a treatment method that can restore one or many missing teeth.
Dental implants allow patients to eat food without restrictions. A dental implant will look, feel, fit and function just like your natural teeth. They are durable and do not slip around in the mouth like dentures. Best of all, patients will avoid further jaw bone loss and improve the look of their smile and lower face. Learn more about this dental prosthesis below.
Dental Implants in Jackson Heights, NY
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that an oral surgeon surgically places into the jaw. It will serve as an artificial tooth root. The goal of a dental implant is to replace missing teeth by providing a stable base for an artificial tooth or crown. We can also use teeth implants to replace individual missing teeth or as support for dentures.
Patients enjoy multiple benefits with dental implants. Dental implants do not have dietary restrictions and allow patients to bite and chew comfortably. They also provide long-lasting and natural-looking results.
Our Dental Implant Procedure
The first step in the dental implant procedure is to make sure you are a good candidate for this treatment. Dr. Fedida will conduct an exam of your mouth and jaw. He will look for any signs of periodontal disease, weak jaw bone, and more. If he deems you as a good candidate, we will continue the process.
On the day of treatment, Dr. Fedida will surgically insert the dental implant post into your jaw, below the soft tissues. The oral surgery is a necessary first step in the process. After surgery, we will give your mouth 3 to 6 months to heal over the implant post. The post will fuse to the jawbone during this time. Osseointegration is a 3 to 6-month process that stabilizes dental implant posts.
After your mouth heals over the post, our dentist will attach the abutment. Abutments connect the implant post to a dental crown or other dental prosthetic. Our porcelain ceramic dental crowns look and feel like natural teeth. We make sure your new crown will color-match well with your current teeth.
Then, Dr. Fedida will attach the final dental prosthetic to the abutment, whether it be a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. A dental implant treatment plan can be a long process, but each step is important.
Oral Surgery and Full Mouth Rehabilitation
As an oral surgeon, Dr. Fedida can provide sinus lifts, osseous surgery, and bone grafting so unqualified patients can receive dental implants. These surgeries ensure that patients have enough bone and gum tissue to properly support one or more implants. Dental implants and surgical treatments are often key aspects of full mouth rehabilitation.
A full mouth rehabilitation helps replace all of your missing teeth, restore damaged teeth, improve gum health and the function of your bite. Replacing missing teeth, bone grafting, and reducing gum pockets can improve the health and aesthetics of your smile in the long-run.
Dental Implant FAQs
Want to know more about dental implants? With our experience and expertise in providing dental implants, we can help you make an informed decision about restoring your smile. The following are answers to some frequent questions that we get about dental implants.
Is the dental implant treatment painful?
We understand that some patients may think surgical treatments are more painful than other treatments. Fortunately, with modern advancements in dental technology, tools, and techniques, oral surgery can be comfortable and painless. Our dentists are with patients through every step of the dental implant process to ensure that patients feel comfortable. We also provide local anesthetic during treatment as well as IV sedation for pain-free care.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants require enough healthy jawbone for them to be secure in the mouth. If you have TMJ issues or deteriorating jawbone, you might not qualify for dental implants. However, you can get a bone graft or other surgical procedure to strengthen your jaw for the implants. Patients with gum disease or cavities will also need treatment before the dentist can conduct an implant procedure.
If you have had a tooth extracted or lost it due to an accident, infection or other reasons, an implant may be able to replace that missing tooth. We will conduct a comprehensive exam to determine if you qualify for this treatment.
Can dental implants fail?
Although dental implants have a success rate of about 95%, they can fail in rare cases. Factors like smoking, diabetes, infection, poor oral hygiene, inadequate bone support, improper implant placement, and gum disease can increase your chance of dental implant failure. Before every treatment, we examine the teeth and gums and take x-rays to ensure that the patient is in good health. However,
Receive Dental Implants Today
Are you not sure if dental implants are right for you? Visit Dr. Halim Fedida for a consultation. Dr. Fedida will provide you with treatment options to get you closer to a beautiful and healthy smile. Get a fuller smile with a dental implant treatment at Fedida Family Dentistry and Dental Spa in East Elmhurst.
Request a consultation with Dr. Fedida online or call 929-552-6315. We will answer your questions about your tooth replacement options. Dr. Fedida will work with you to find the best restorative procedure that fits your specific needs; whether that consists of single dental implants, implant-secured dentures, or dental bridges.