Dental Implants & Restorative Dentistry
At Garden City Dental Care, PLLC, Dr. Alice B. Deutsch provides the latest in dental implants and restorative dentistry technology. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that serve as anchors for replacement teeth. When a patient is missing one or more teeth, dental implants are the most permanent (and often the most comfortable) solution. Visit our smile gallery to view some before-and-after photos of the results enjoyed by dental implant patients.
Steps for Dental Implants
The first step in the dental implants process for our Garden City dental patients is a consultation with an Oral Surgeon, during which all possible tooth replacement options will be discussed. To be a good candidate for dental implants, the dental patient must have sufficient bone in his or her jaw to support the implants. Once it is determined that the patient is a good candidate for dental implants, the Oral Surgeon will surgically implant the titanium screws that serve as anchors into the patient's jaw. The next step in the dental implants process will occur three to six months later, after the titanium tooth roots have fully integrated with the patient's jaw bone. Once this has occurred, the patient can return to our Garden City restorative dentistry office where Dr. Deutsch will fit the custom-crafted replacement teeth onto the patient's artificial tooth roots.
Dr. Deutsch works very closely with Dr. Alex Meneshian at LIOS (the Long Island Oral Surgery Group) in nearby Mineola. Together with our patients, we will develop a treatment plan which takes into account our patients' medical conditions, dental considerations, finances and time constraints.
Dental Implants Preferred Over Dentures
Many of Dr. Deutsch's Garden City area dental implant patients prefer permanent dental implants over traditional removable dentures for several reasons. While traditional dentures need to be removed nightly for cleaning, dental implants are a permanent tooth loss solution that require no additional maintenance outside of a good oral hygiene routine. Dental implants also allow patients to feel more comfortable while speaking and eating because dental implants are permanently affixed to the patient's jaw and won't shift or slip as with traditional dentures.
Get Started Today
If you are interested in learning more about your tooth replacement options, especially dental implants, contact our Garden City office at (516) 739 - 1837 to schedule your restorative dentistry consultation with Dr. Alice B. Deutsch today.