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Do you need to replace your missing teeth with a more permanent solution?
Let Hyde Park Dental Arts transform your smile with dental implants and give you a show-stopping smile that will be life changing! If you are missing teeth, we want to help you find the best way to replace them and get a radiant smile with  Dental implants are natural-looking replacement teeth.

  • Entire Implant Procedure Done in 1 Office
  • Advanced Post-Graduate Training in Implant Dentistry
  • International Dental Implant Association (IDIA)
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Russo Seminars, Bone & Soft Tissue Grafting
  • Highest Implant Success Rates Using Cutting-Edge Cone Beam 3D CT Technology for Precise Implant Placement Combined with CEREC 1-Day Crowns for the Perfect Tooth Restorations
  • 15+ Years Clinical Experience

You’ve lost a tooth, or perhaps several. Chewing is difficult and smiling, well it’s too embarrassing. There is no question that the quality of your life has changed. Dental implants are the solution to renewing your smile, your chewing ability and quite frankly your quality of life.

We use 3D Cone Beam Dental Imaging System for Optimum Results in Implant Placement. This machine takes a 3 dimensional picture of the jaw which allows us to know exactly where to position an implant.

PreXion 3D CBCT Scanner

PreXion 3D is a revolutionary X-ray system that provides high-resolution solutions in dental imaging. Powered by superior image reconstruction and volumetric image rendering technology, PreXion 3D provides sharper images with more information than the traditional dental X-ray unit. It’s the ideal technology for specialists performing implants. Prexion 3D is an open-environment scan taken in a seated position, with scanning time less than 40 seconds, and significantly lower radiation compared to traditional CT Scans (up to 95% less radiation). This computerized technology produces clear and extremely detailed 3-dimensional pictures of the jaws, illustrating the actual makeup of the teeth and jawbone.

Benefits of Having a Digital 3D CT Scan

  • Prexion 3D is an open-environment scan taken in a seated position, with scanning time less than 40 seconds, and significantly lower radiation compared to traditional CT Scans (up to 95% less radiation)
  • The 3-dimensional scan aids in evaluating the facial bone to assess the feasibility of placing dental implants
  • The images produced help assess the location of the nerves, sinuses, and nose to prevent involvement when placing the dental implants
  • This 3-dimensional diagnostic tool helps evaluate any abnormalities or pathology that may be present in the bone
  • Once this three-dimensional scan has been taken it is used to construct a biomodel of the teeth and jaws
  • With PreXion’s clear and 1:1 scale images, accurate measurements assure that the optimum implant is placed
  • Our patient treatment is enhanced with this powerfully computed tomography technology and its precise measurement tools.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that serves as the replacement for the root portion of a missing natural tooth. Dental implants can be placed in either the upper or lower jaws. Due to the biocompatible properties of titanium, a dental implant fuses with the bone and becomes a good anchor for the replacement tooth. Dental implants can be used in solutions for replacing single or multiple missing teeth.

Many people who consider implants have removable, conventional dentures for lower and upper jaws, or have removable bridges. These people experience a significant improvement in their ability to chew food comfortably after their dental implant treatment.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The implant team usually includes either a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who implants the posts into the patient’s mouth, and a prosthodontist or general dentist who designs and fits the replacement teeth or permanent bridge. Dr. Timothy Tufankjian, DDS will implant, design and fit the replacement teeth or do restorative work on faulty crowns all in one office.

At the first appointment, we use an X-ray to determine if the jaw bone is adequate to hold the titanium posts. Models of the mouth are often made using a soft, pliable plastic compound. These models show where the gaps are located and provide measurements for a replacement tooth or a bridge. Treatment with dental implants is complicated and takes meticulous planning for best results. Today, the implants being placed often only require one surgical procedure using a local anesthetic and sedative.

Is Old Age a Problem?

Occasionally, older patients express concern that their age may prevent them from enjoying the benefits of dental implants. However, health is more of a determining factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you’re probably healthy enough to receive dental implants. Certain chronic diseases may contraindicate dental implant treatment. The dentist will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and health history.

How Will Dental Implants Affect My Life?

Dental implant-supported replacement teeth look, feel and function like natural teeth. This means that you can eat and drink whatever you choose. But most importantly, dental implants improve quality of life in a very concrete way. People who have felt embarrassed and worried because of their tooth problems are often overwhelmed by what new permanent teeth can do for their self-esteem.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our office if you are considering dental implants.

You’ve lost teeth and have replaced them with dentures. Hyde Park Dental Arts can help!

Amazingly, you can smile again without having to cover your mouth. But how’s your chewing ability? Are your dentures moving around despite the “goo” you use to keep them in place? The solution is Denture Stabilization. A few implants will secure your dentures into place and you can now chew any food without worry!

The Benefits of Denture Stabilization

  • Over time, as you wear your denture, you lose the bony structure that supports your soft tissues.
  • Because your soft tissues actually make contact with your dentures, this too will start to recede with the bone.
  • This leaves you in a constant state of adjustment, discomfort and difficulty with everyday functions like speaking, chewing and especially smiling.

Implant Supported Dentures:

  • Provide tremendous support and fixation so you can comfortably speak, chew, and smile.
  • Keep your upper and lower jaw bone from receding which prevents facial shape changes like the “shrunken” look.
  • Perfect option for patients with dentures who do not want to go through the expense required for individual tooth implants.

After having your implants placed, your dentures will be adjusted to attach to the implants. Even patients with some bone loss can benefit from Implant Supported Dentures.

In one simple procedure all the discomfort of dentures can be eliminated.

There is overwhelming evidence that stabilized dentures should be the first choice standard of care for denture wearers.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment if you are considering implant supported dentures.

Benefits of All on 4-6

  • This procedure uses only four to six implants to secure all upper or lower teeth
  • High quality full teeth restoration can be performed even when bone loss has occurred – bone grafting is not needed in most cases
  • Gives you teeth immediately – we make sure our patients leave our office smiling- with a brand new set of replacement teeth!
  • Minimal Recovery Time
  • Reduces overall cost when compared to single implants

All on 4-6 Dental Implant Procedure

In order for us to properly evaluate your case you will initially require a consultation and diagnostic appointment in order to best determine the treatment path necessary for your case. This includes determining whether or not your case will require extractions, gathering the appropriate information via X-rays, Panoramic scans and impressions and any other photos required. Directly after this consultation, you will be scheduled for implant surgery in which the new replacement teeth are fitted and adjusted all in one appointment, including any necessary extractions.

  • 4-6 titanium implants are placed in the jaw in such a way that the bone will envelop and secure them into place.
  • The implants that are placed in the back part of the jaw are angulated to achieve maximum advantage to the existing bone structure.
  • Once the implants are secure, the abutments will be attached so that the replacement teeth can be fastened and adjusted for maximum comfort and function giving you a brand new radiant smile.
  • Because only 4-6 implants are used in the procedure, the entire process is much less invasive and involves less surgical time than previous treatments.

The beauty of this new procedure is the sheer convenience. Special implants were developed for this treatment allowing for the immediate fitting of replacement teeth to the abutments. This means that with only 4-6 implants, patients can leave our dental office with a full set of new replacement teeth within only one appointment! No bone grafts necessary!

The teeth are permanent and fixed so there is no need for patients to be without teeth or to endure temporary dentures for an extended time period. The patient is enabled to come for a morning appointment and leave that same afternoon with a brand new radiant smile!

Contact us today to schedule an appointment with our office for a complimentary consultation.

What is a Dental Bridge?

Bridges span the space created when teeth are missing. A bridge may be recommended if you’re missing one or more teeth. A bridge is made up of two (or more) crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap with a false tooth or teeth in between. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite.

The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.

Benefits of a Dental Bridge

  • Restore your smile
  • Restore your ability to properly chew and speak
  • Maintain the shape of your face
  • Distribute the forces in your bite properly by replacing missing teeth
  • Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position

Non-Removable Implant Supported Bridges

When several teeth in a row are missing, they can be replaced by a bridge anchored to implants. An implant is not needed for each tooth being replaced. Three or four teeth can be replaced with just two dental implants for support. This is less expensive than placing an individual implant for each tooth being replaced.

Dental implants provide several advantages over other teeth replacement options.

  • In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, implant-supported bridges replace teeth without support from adjacent natural teeth.
  • Additionally dental implants are strong and can support the biting forces of several teeth when they are anchored together.
  • Because implant-supported bridges will replace some of your tooth roots, your bone is better preserved. With a fixed bridge or removable partial denture, the bone that previously surrounded the tooth root may begin to resorb (deteriorate). Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.

In the long term, implants look better, function better and are more comfortable.

Crown Supported Dental Bridge?

A bridge is made up of two (or more) crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap. These two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth with a false tooth or teeth in between. Dental bridges are supported by natural teeth or implants.

  • A dental bridge consists of two crowns, which are attached and anchor the the replacement tooth in between.
  • These two crowns are cemented to the abutments – the natural teeth on either side of the empty space and act as anchors for the replacement tooth.

As with crowns, you have a choice of materials for bridges. Our dentist can help you decide which to use, based on the location of the missing tooth (or teeth), its function, aesthetic considerations and cost. Porcelain or ceramic bridges can be matched to the color of your natural teeth.

Contact us today and schedule an appointment with our office to get an opinion on your need for dental bridges.

Don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss any aspect of your dental health – we don’t charge for giving advice!

Bone Graft

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone.

Causes for Jaw Bone Volume Shrinkage:

  • Periodontal Disease: Periodontal disease can affect and permanently damage the jaw bone that supports the teeth. Affected areas progressively worsen until the teeth become unstable.
  • Tooth Extraction: Studies have shown that patients who have experienced a tooth extraction subsequently lose 40-60% of the bone surrounding the extraction site during the following three years. Loss of bone results in what is called a “bone defect”.
  • Injuries and Infections: Dental injuries and other physical injuries resulting from a blow to the jaw can cause the bone to recede. Infections can also cause the jaw bone to recede in a similar way.

Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.

Sinus Lift (Graft)

Sinus Lift is a surgical method by which we can increase the amount bone tissue of the upper jaw, above the molars and premolars.

The maxillary sinuses are behind your cheeks and on top of the upper teeth and are like empty rooms that have nothing in them. Some of the roots of the natural upper teeth extend up into the maxillary sinuses. When these upper teeth are removed, there is often just a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. Dental implants need bone to hold them in place. When the sinus wall is very thin, it is impossible to place dental implants in this bone.

To address this problem the dentist will enter the sinus from where the upper teeth used to be. The sinus membrane is then lifted upward and donor bone is inserted into the floor of the sinus. After healing, the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and dental implants can be inserted and stabilized in this new sinus bone.

If enough bone between the upper jaw ridge and the bottom of the sinus is available to stabilize the implant well, sinus augmentations and implant placement can sometimes be performed as a single procedure. If not enough bone is available, the Sinus Augmentation will have to be performed first, then the graft will have to mature for several months, depending upon the type of graft material used. Once the graft has matured, the implants can be placed.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation.