Dental Implants

Change Your Life! Dental Implants in Staten Island

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Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are indispensable for a high quality of life and overall health. Anyone missing a tooth might be interested in learning about dental implants, available from Staten Island Dental Care.

Dental implants can be used to replace one or two teeth, or to anchor dentures. Mini dental implants, also called denture-stabilization implants, allow us to securely attach an appliance so that it won’t slip or irritate gums.

With dental implants, small titanium posts are attached to  the jawbone. They fuse with the surrounding bone, creating a heavy-duty base for an over denture.

Here is the process:

1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, your dentist will take x-rays and analyze your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. Your dentist will evaluate options with you and together you will develop a treatment plan.

2. Implant Placement
A complete tooth implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how rapid and easy the procedure is.

3. Integration
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial, non-biological tooth root. In the vast majority of cases, the jawbone  fuses with the implant to create a substantial foundation for the  restoration. It takes from three to six months for this to take place.

4. Final Restoration
Whether your final step is a crown, bridge, or denture, we’ll work with the lab to fabricate a beautiful and functional restoration. A connecting piece called an abutment attaches the restoration to the artificial root(s). The crown, bridge, or denture is all that is visible when it’s completed. Dental implant restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Call Staten Island Dental Care to find out more about implants. We also provide general and restorative dentistry, and sedation dentistry for our patients with dental anxiety.

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:

347-695-4380

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
10314

 

Best Practices For A Beautiful Smile: Cosmetic Dentistry in Staten Island

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Even if you value a healthy smile, it’s easy to get complacent about smile-friendly choices. At Staten Island Dental Care, our goal optimum dental health and a beautiful smile for each of our patients. Our cosmetic dentistry helps you meet your goals.

Here are our recommended best practices for ideal dental health and a beautiful smile:

Brushing

Good: Brush teeth once a day.
Better: Brush teeth correctly after each meal.
Best: Brush after each meal and floss properly before bed.

Dental Checkups

Good: See your dentist if you get a toothache.
Better: See Staten Island Dental Care once a year even if you don’t notice any dental problems.
Best: See us twice a year for an extensive dental exam and professional dental cleaning.

A White Smile

Good: Use a whitening toothpaste.
Better: Use an over-the-counter teeth whitening system at home.
Best: Schedule an in-office whitening treatment.

Missing Tooth

Good enough for some people: Ignore it. (We don’t recommend this.)
Better: Get a quality dental bridge.
Best: Replace your missing tooth with a dental implant. Dental implants look and function like real teeth, and prevent bone loss.

Smile-Friendly Nutrition

Good: Eat a nutritious diet.
Better: Eat a healthy diet and limit sugary snacks and beverages.
Best: Eat a healthy diet, limit between-meal snacking, eat lots of calcium-rich foods, minimize sugar-filled foods, avoid energy drinks and soda, and sip water throughout the day.

For Young Smiles

Good: Never put your child to bed with a bottle. When your toddler starts drinking from sippy-cup, don’t let them sip juice or milk all day.
Better: Follow the previous guidance and schedule his/her first dental checkup before the first birthday.
Best: In addition, talk to us about dental sealants when your child is young. When your little athlete starts participating in sports, make sure he/she wears a protective mouthguard. Set a good example of daily dental hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices.

Enhancements like dental implants and  smile makeovers are among the cosmetic dentistry services provided at Staten Island Dental Care. To find out more, call for a consultation or an appointment.

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:

347-695-4380

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
10314

 

Go Back In Time

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So you’ve lost some teeth and now are unwilling to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and recover that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants, you can!

For most patients, a tooth implant is the perfect replacement for both the root and crown of a tooth. They feel so genuine that implant recipients forget that they ever lost a tooth in the first place.

A tooth implant is anchored into the jawbone with a strong metal post. It doesn’t wiggle around like dentures, and unlike a dental bridge, it protects healthy jawbone and prohibits bone recession. After the post is completely enmeshed with the jawbone, the supporting device (called an abutment) and beautiful crown are solidly attached to the post. Some patients are able to undergo all three parts of the treatment at once.

If you’ve lost multiple teeth, you may be a good candidate for implant-anchored dentures. Talk to Dr. Hecht to learn more.

Another way to go back in time is to whiten your teeth to the sparkling color they were when you were a teenager. There are several different types of tooth whitening systems, from same-day procedures to at-home treatments. Again, communicate with Dr. Hecht about your goals and budget.

Have you ever wished your smile looked like it did before you had any tooth decay? (Many of us can’t remember that far back!) Talk to us about tooth-colored fillings. White fillings match your teeth, and dramatically improve your smile without crowns.

Perhaps you have chipped a tooth. We have numerous solutions to repair that trouble as well. Talk to us about your goals for your smile. We look forward to formulating a custom treatment plan to beautify your smile. Call today!

 

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht: 347-695-4380

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
10314

 

6 Reasons To Ditch Your Dentures For Dental Implants

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For thousands of years, dentures have been allowing people to chew foods harder than mashed bananas and flash some teeth when they smile. However, Staten Island denture wearers know how unstable, irritating, embarrassing, and inconvenient they can be.

Today, NYC dental patients with missing teeth are fortunate to have a tooth replacement choice that is far better than both traditional dentures and dental bridges. A tooth implant provides the total package, so to speak. An implant replaces the visible part of the tooth and – this is key – also the root.

The dental implant process works like this: A super-strong titanium post is anchored directly into the jawbone. An abutment is then attached to the post. Finally, a crown or denture is attached to the abutment. Tooth implants provide the following benefits:

Stability – Implants don’t move around in your mouth.  This permits normal chewing, swallowing, and speech.
Bone Retention – The post prevents the bone loss that almost always occurs after a tooth is extracted
Dental implants prevent jaw muscle dysfunction that can occur when remaining teeth are forced to compensate for missing teeth
Tooth implants eliminate gum irritation caused by dentures
No need for denture relines
No denture adhesive needed (Remember, they are anchored in your jawbone just like natural teeth!)

Staten Island dental implant patients with one or two missing teeth can replace each missing tooth with a permanent implant. Staten Island dental patients with significant tooth loss are usually best served with an implant-anchored denture.

If you want more information about tooth implant costs in Staten Island or cosmetic dental financing, call Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht at 347-695-4380. Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht is a full-service general and cosmetic dental practice dedicated to preventative dental care. We offer:

 

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Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:

347-695-4380

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
10314

 

The Health And Beauty Consequences Of Missing Teeth

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Hello. I am Dr. Frederick Hecht. Thanks for visiting my blog. Today’s post focuses on missing teeth and bone health.

Our teeth have many important functions. We need them to chew our food, talk, and smile. But have you ever considered their role in holding up your face? When we lose teeth, the bone around the site of the extraction begins to shrink. This, in turn, causes our facial muscles to sink in and collapse.

We sometimes think of bone as a solid mass, unlike the softer tissues in our body. In reality, below the seemingly rock-hard surface, bone tissue is full of small holes – kind of like a sponge. In the interior bone tissue, the bone is continually regenerating itself. This important process is sometimes called “bone metabolism.” In the jaw bone, the movements of the teeth stimulate this process of rebuilding. When the tooth is gone, the bone starts to shrink as blood flow is reduced.

Staten Island people with missing teeth not only have an unattractive gap in their smile, they begin to look older because of the bone recession and eventual facial sagging.  It is not simply an issue of attractiveness – it poses serious health dangers. It may become difficult to chew food, making it harder to get adequate nutrition. Mental health can also be affected when a patient with missing teeth loses confidence in themself or withdraws from social situations because they are self-conscious about their smile.

Modern Staten Island dentistry to the rescue. Dental implant technology provides a tooth restoration solution that maintains healthy bone metabolism while providing near-normal tooth function. For patients missing many (or all) of their teeth, it may not be possible to replace every single tooth with an implant. In many of these cases, dental implants can be used to provide an anchor for a partial denture.

What if your bone has shrunken so much that there is not enough to support an implant? You may be a candidate for bone augmentation or bone grafting. This procedure is routinely executed with success in the NYC area and can be done with your own bone, synthetic bone material or bone from a cadaver.

If you are missing teeth, don’t resign yourself to dentures. Tooth implants can provide a unforgettable smile! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Frederick Hecht by calling 347-695-4380.

 

Contact Staten Island Dental Care – Dr. Frederick Hecht:

347-695-4380

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
10314

 

Getting Ready For A Dental Implant In Staten Island, New York

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Dr. Frederick Hecht at Staten Island Dental Care in Staten Island, New York believes every patient deserves a celebrity-caliber smile whether it takes porcelain crowns, teeth whitening, or porcelain veneers.

Today’s post will address the preparation needed for dental implants. Consider calling 347-695-4380 today for your own personal consultation and to receive one-on-one information specific to your needs.

Getting ready for a tooth implant includes understanding what it is, whether you are a candidate, how to prepare for the surgery, precautions to take throughout the healing process and what to expect once the implant is complete.

What is a dental implant?
Simply stated, a dental implant is a permanent post fused to the jawbone with attached abutment and artificial tooth. A tooth implant can also support a dental bridge or denture.

Who can benefit from dental implants?
Ideal candidates for dental implants include patients with missing teeth, dentures, or bridges who have healthy oral tissue, adequate bone structure, and proper health for bone healing. Our patients in NYC, Bayonne, Brooklyn, and Manhattan come from all backgrounds and have a wide range of dental problems. For many, dental implants are an outstanding solution.

What preparation is needed?

An initial visit with Dr. Hecht at Staten Island Dental Care 1520 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, New York 10314 is the first step. For this evaluation be sure to bring pertinent medical information, current medication list, and questions you have about the process. Dental implants take multiple visits and the process is different for each person so be sure you understand all the important details. If we determine that you don’t have enough bone structure at the implant site, bone grafting may be necessary.

How do I ensure successful healing?
Avoid drugs or medications not approved by your dental caregiver. Eat soft foods for a while to give your mouth time to heal between surgeries. Keep the mouth cleaned properly around site. Follow the instructions given at each visit. Stay healthy by eating a nutritious diet and getting proper rest. Avoid smoking or other tobacco products.

How do I care for dental implants?

Caring for implants is not much different than caring for natural teeth. Be sure to avoid damaging, harmful habits such as chewing hard items (ice or candy), and seek treatment for teeth grinding if it is a problem for you. See your dentist regularly. Keep the implants and gum tissue around the implants clean just as you (hopefully) do with your natural teeth.

The complete process can take months from consultation to complete healing and placement of the abutment and artificial tooth. At your initial consultation, we can discuss the cost of dental implants and examine financing options.

Visit https://www.afraidofthedentist.com/pages/about.htm for more specifics about our practice and services including invisalign braces, gum contouring, veneers and teeth whitening. Our comfortable staff is ready to offer sedation dentistry, restorative dentistry, dental implants and many other general and cosmetic procedures.

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NYC Tooth ImplantsQ: For NYC residents: When is the least expensive tooth replacement method really the most expensive?
A: When it ends up costing far more in the long run.

Many Staten Island dentistry patients who lose a tooth do not understand the importance of replacing it with a dental implant. They wrongly believe that one missing tooth is not a significant problem. In fact, some Manhattan people who have an abscessed tooth extracted are so glad the pain is gone that they forget that the extraction is not the solution. When a tooth is lost, the risk of losing the adjacent teeth increases dramatically.

Dr. David Scharf, a Board Certified Periodontist and Dental Implant Surgeon and a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University College of Dentistry says:

“Many times consumers will choose to replace a missing tooth with a removable partial denture because it is the least expensive option. In the long run however, removable partial dentures may be more costly due the loss of adjacent teeth and the need for future replacements. Many people opt to replace teeth with dental implants because they do not compromise the survival of the adjacent teeth.”

Dr. Scharf notes:

“With the price of gasoline and food soaring people try to cut back wherever they can. Unfortunately choosing the least expensive options for tooth replacement can have some very costly ramifications down the road.”

If you are missing a tooth, you may still be able to save the adjacent teeth if you receive an implant soon. An implant bonds with the jaw bone and helps maintain its stability.

To schedule a dental implant consultation, call Staten Island Dental Care at (347) 695-4370. In addition to cosmetic dentistry, we provide comprehensive general dentistry for families in the Staten Island, New York area.

3-Tooth Solution For A 1-Tooth Problem?

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Do you have a missing tooth?
Are you considering the different types of restorative dental procedures available?
Does a dental bridge seem to make the most sense financially?

If you have a missing tooth and want to restore that gap in your mouth, it is essential to think about the differences between a dental bridge and a tooth implant.

Dental bridges have replaced teeth for generations of Staten Island dental patients. However, they have some drawbacks:

– They are a 3-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem – the adjacent teeth must be prepped and crowned to hold the replacement (floating) tooth.

– It is hard to properly clean the small areas under the bridge.

– A dental bridge does not protect against bone recession at the extraction site.

Why does a tooth implant have advantages over a dental bridge?

– It is a 1-tooth solution to a 1-tooth problem.

– It is usually stronger.

– Will reduce the risk of bone recession (as compared to a bridge) because it replaces the tooth root.

– It is usually not as difficult to clean as a dental bridge – lower risk of decay.

– They generally last longer.

– Dental implants can support a denture or partial denture.

If you need to replace a tooth, talk to your Staten Island dentist about dental financing options. If you select a dental implant, it will probably be less pricey in the long run.

If you want to learn more about dental implants, I invite you to call Staten Island Dental Care at (347) 695-4370. I am Dr. Frederick Hecht, and I am passionate about restoring smiles for my NYC area patients with celebrity-caliber permanent restorations. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation at my Staten Island office.

6 Ways To Improve Your Smile In Brooklyn

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Who would say no to a prettier smile? I am guessing no one, and now with all of the amazing cosmetic dentistry procedures available from Staten Island, Manhattan, and Bayonne cosmetic dentists, most dental patients can get the smile they want. Here is a quick look at some of the most popular treatments.

1. Teeth whitening is the most common procedure and it is used to lighten discolored teeth. This quick and easy procedure is usually done in the dentist office, and the results can be surprisingly dramatic.

2. Bonding is a popular treatment that uses a dental composite that resembles enamel. This material is applied to the surface of the teeth, sculpted into the desired shape, and then hardened and polished.

3. Tooth reshaping is a simple way to improve the appearance of teeth. It involves removing part of the enamel and can be used to fix small chips or to change the length or position of teeth.

4. Veneers are custom-made porcelain coverings that are very thin. They are bonded to the teeth and can be used to close gaps or cover discolored teeth.

5. For most Staten Island, Manhattan, and Brooklyn patients, dental implants are the best way to fix a missing tooth.

6. And finally, there is the complete smile makeover. A smile makeover uses a combination of the available treatments to get Brooklyn dental patients the smiles they want.

Hi. I’m Dr. Frederick Hecht, a local Staten Island dentist, and I want my patients to have the best oral health possible. I also want them to look their best, and my practice, Staten Island Dental Care, offers the following services:

sedation dentistry
cosmetic dentistry
porcelain veneers
root canals

And more! So, if you are in the Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Bayonne area and are in need of dental care or have cosmetic dentistry questions, please give us a call at (347) 695-4370.

We hope to hear from you soon!

Dr. Frederick Hecht
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
(347) 695-4370

4 Manhattan Smile Boosters

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Hi, my name is Dr. Frederick Hecht. My dental practice Staten Island Dental Care has been serving the Staten Island, New York area since 1976. Today in my Staten Island Dental Blog, I would like to highlight four ways you can improve your smile.

1. Teeth Whitening is quick and non-invasive. External tooth whitening occurs when teeth whitening agents bleach the teeth directly. This can be done in your home or in the office of your Brooklyn, Manhattan, or Bayonne dentist.

2. Dental Implants are another common procedure that many Staten Island residents seek. A dental implant is secured into the jawbone to replace the roots of a lost tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to replace the missing tooth. Along with improving appearance and restoring tooth function, the dental implant does double-duty by helping to maintain the bone support.

3. Dental Bonding can be done with various materials such as porcelains and composite resins. With recent advances in the field of cosmetic dentistry, these materials can more precisely replicate natural tooth structure and appearance. This procedure is commonly used to fix chipped or cracked teeth.

4. Periodontal Plastic Surgery is an excellent solution for gum recession and cosmetic irregularities. Gum tissue is removed or added to give the appropriate framework to the teeth.

I hope this post has helped you to get better acquainted with some highly effective cosmetic dentistry treatments. A combination of procedures can be used to give Staten Island dental patients a complete smile redesign.

To schedule an appointment at Staten Island Dental Care, give us a call at (347) 695-4370.

Dr. Frederick Hecht
Staten Island Dental Care
1520 Richmond Ave
Staten Island, New York
(347) 695-4370
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