Dental Implants | St. James NY
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Laudati or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Laudati can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Patient Reviews: Dental Implants
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Patient Review by Irma G
My husband and I have been using Dr. Laudati since he opened his practice in Smithtown. He is caring, friendly, gentle and does excellent work. His staff is and has always been friendly, helpful, well informed and efficient.
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Patient Review by Erica S
Dr. Laudati and his staff are incredibly efficient and accommodating. From scheduling an initial appointment, to regular reminders, (text and/or phone calls), the goal of maintaining a healthy smile is able to be met for my whole family. Being a person who gets anxiety in the dental chair, I cannot say enough about the care…
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Patient Review by Irena Delellis
I hate going to the dentist but this was a great experience. The staff is super nice and the dentist is a pleasure. The office is beautiful and cozy. My whole family will be going.
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Patient Review by Claire M.
Dr.Laudati and his staff are wonderful. They are kind, caring, and professional. My family has been coming to his office for years and I personally have had so many procedures done. I highly recommend Dr. Laudati.
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Patient Review by Joe H
I've been boppingn between offices in queens and Suffolk county. I've moved out here to the Suffolk area recently. I was very impressed with Dr. Laudati's office. It was very clean and modernised, Much better then the offices I have been going to. And the staff was very nice and informative. I've learned that his…
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Patient Review by Jeff P
This office was very welcoming. Everyone is so nice. I've already recommended to my co-workers and friends.
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Dr Laudite was recommended to me by my oral surgeion. I went to him for a consultation. Teeth in a day you can believe. At 8:30 am I had 12 lower teeth extracted and 5 imlants installed by my surgeon. The same day at 6:30 pm a complete lower denture was installed on the implants…
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Patient Review by Lois L.
I have been going to Dr. Laudati for many, many years and I would not go anywhere else. I always have questions about my treatment and they are answered in a very polite and professional way. The staff and Dr. Laudati will always put me at ease and make me feel comfortable. I recommend this…
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