Dental Implants

If you lose one or more teeth due to periodontal disease, or another cause, there is hope. Dental implants are changing the way people live! They 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 their teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.  The dental implants themselves are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes.  The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth. Dental Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Evaluation

If you feel implant dentistry is an option for you, we will perform a dental and radiographic examination and health history review.  Our in office 3-D cone beam CT  scan evaluation helps to determine your bone quality and quantity.  During these consultation visits, we will assess your specific needs and considerations and carefully explain the entire process to you.  Your questions and concerns are important to us and we are happy to answer them all.  Our entire team will work with you to help make your dental implant experience here a success.  We develop customized treatment plans and work closely with your dentist who will be making the crowns or dentures that will be supported by the implants to ensure you the best possible result.  We will also discuss fees and dental benefits during this appointment.  There are many types of dental insurance plans, and coverage for dental implants is varied,  We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled. 

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

What Types of Prostheses are Available?

A single prosthesis (crown) is used to replace one missing tooth – each prosthetic tooth attaches to its own implant. A partial prosthesis (fixed bridge) can replace two or more teeth and may require only two or three implants. A complete dental prosthesis (fixed bridge) replaces all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of complete prosthesis (removable or fixed) is recommended. A removable prosthesis (over denture) attaches to a bar or ball in socket attachments, whereas a fixed prosthesis is permanent and removable only by a professional.

Drs. Albert Konikoff, Bryan Konikoff and Trang Salzberg have received extensive training in Dental Implantology.  Through continuing education, Drs. Konikoff, Konikoff and Salzberg are abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry, such as Bar Attachment Denture.

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This will be my second time for an implant, (different tooth). Dr. Albert Konikoff was awesome and I have no reservations in returning to his excellent care for this 2nd implant. His staff is also very courteous and friendly. He was also recommended by my dentist as the best in the field.

- Kathleen R

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Professional, easy

- Jerry B

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This is not my first time seeing Dr. Konikoff. It is a great feeling to be able to go for a dental procedure and be relaxed knowing that you are in excellent hands. Dr. Konikoff explained in detail, all that was involved before, during and after the procedure. Could not have been in better hands.

- John J

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Thank you for taking such good care of me. Everything went great and made me feel very reassured during whole process

- Gregory M

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Dr. Albert Konikoff and his assistant Mrs. C Anderson treated me. The procedure was completely explained to me, and all my questions were answered to my satisfaction. I have always been afraid of the dentist and was apprehensive of the work to be done. The Doctor was very gentle and worked swiftly. Mrs Anderson while assisting the Doctor also kept a check on how I was doing. I would not hesitate to return for additional work if necessary.

- Douglas C

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I would not see anyone else but Dr Konikoff for my periodontist needs! I have now had implants from both father and son! I highly recommend them both!

- Candy T

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You have an incredible caring Team of people who really like helping.

- Dianne E

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Who knew going to the dentist could be so pleasant? Professional, personable and thorough by everyone from reception to provider.

- Stephen

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Got in quickly and the procedure was relatively painless

- Ted L

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I cannot tell you what a pleasant experience I had in your office. I know that sounds crazy for someone having a tooth/ root extraction... but I really did. Everyone I encountered was friendly and helpful. I especially enjoyed Dr. Konikoff’s singing. I felt like (in my drug induced haze) if HE is having fun, then I am having fun! Lol. You can tell he truly loves what he does and is really good at it. Thanks for the great care!!

- Kara B

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