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John Pietruszka DDS | Dental Implants in Staten Island


John F. Pietruszka DDS

Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

Implant Prosthetics

1870 Richmond Road

Staten Island, NY 10306

Phone (718) 987-2303  Fax (718) 987-2533

Email: [email protected]

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are superior to other alternatives, such as bridges, because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of six months. The first part of the process is to place the actual implant itself, which is a titanium fixture placed into the bone. The initial implant placement should be performed by an oral surgeon or periodontist. These specialists are highly skilled in these procedures. A small incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed if necessary to replace multiple missing teeth. Full arch reconstructions can be achieved with ALL ON FOUR or ALL ON SIX  methods. After the implants are placed there is usually a four month waiting period.

The implant must be allowed at least four months to set, and during this time new bone will form around the implant in a process called OSSEOINTEGRATION. During this healing time, temporary crowns are sometimes placed so that the patient can eat and speak normally, while maintaining a proper aesthetic appearance.

After the osseointegration period, the implant is exposed by the surgeon. After a week of healing from this minor procedure, the abutment can be placed onto the implant. The abutment serves as the base for the new tooth. An impression of the abutment is taken, which is used to create your permanent restoration. Once the restoration is completed by a specialized lab, the restoration is attached permanently, usually with strong dental cement.

Special proxybrushes are recommended for implant hygiene, and diligent flossing is required.

“Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.”

John Pietruszka DDS in Staten Island NY
John Pietruszka DDS in Staten Island NY
Staten Island Dentist | Dental Implants. John Pietruszka is a Staten Island Dentist.