Dental Implants

Dental implants provide numerous benefits for patients with advanced periodontal problems or missing teeth, creating a permanent, stable foundation on which crowns or dentures attach.  Providing patients the luxury of dental implants in Brooklyn and Brooklyn Heights, Dr. Amirian and his colleagues combine advanced technology with refined expertise to deliver treatment that maintains comfort, has increased precision, and offers relief from pain.

 

If you or a loved one are suffering with missing teeth, dental implants provide a natural feeling solution that restores the functionality of teeth.  Past patients have expressed overwhelming elation at the functionality and appearance of their implants, stating they feel like natural teeth, and it’s as if their teeth were never missing.

Using Nobel Biocare’s 3D technology, Dr. Amirian and his staff can view detailed diagnostics and plan implant placement prior to making incisions.  This precision in planning increases patient comfort by eliminating unnecessary pain caused by multiple incisions.  If increased accuracy weren’t enough, Dr. Amirian and his colleagues take surgical planning a step further in creating radiographic stents to pinpoint the exact location of implant placement during surgery.  These clear appliances slide over a patient’s teeth during the surgical procedure and give the exact location the implant is to be placed.  Patients can also see what their implant will look like prior to scheduling surgery with computer generated images of their new smile.

With this advanced digital technology, patients can avoid painful stitches and decrease the amount of swelling they experience.  As a Brooklyn dentist certified in implant placement, Dr. Amirian provides his patients with knowledgeable advice concerning implant surgery.

If you are considering dental implants or would like to schedule a consultation, contact our office today.

Types of dental implant placement

When placing dental implants, all procedures begin by taking a mold of the patient’s teeth.  Dr. Amirian and his colleagues use this mold to study and plan the best surgical route.

  • Single tooth replacement – a single implant is placed in the location of the missing tooth.  After the implant has healed, a cosmetic crown is attached.
  • Multiple teeth replacement – multiple implants are placed in the area of the missing teeth.  When the implants have healed, a bridge is attached to the dental implants.
  • All-on-four – provides complete support for patients with dentures.  “Four” refers to the number of implants that are placed strategically within the patient’s mouth.
  • Implant-retained dentures – offers a fixed solution to removable dentures by placing permanent implants that the dentures can securely attach to.
  • Mini dental implants – smaller dental implants that are used to support dentures.  They are near identical to regular dentures but cost significantly less and do not require an involved surgery.
  • Teeth in a day – implants that are placed and receive a temporary crown within a single appointment.  This procedure enables patients to receive a complete implant and aesthetically beautiful tooth in just one day.

Why do I need dental implants?

Patients often ask why they are urged to replace missing teeth with dental implants, and the answer is quite simple.  When a patient loses an adult tooth, they will have a permanent empty space.  Without the root structure of a tooth to support, the jawbone begins to recede and continues shrinking over time.  As this happens, the shrinkage will cause a patient’s face to sink inward, making a once undetectable problem quite apparent and creating an aged appearance to the face.  A dental implant replaces the root structure of a natural tooth and maintains jawbone density when secured into the jaw.  Once the jawbone and implant have fused, a permanent tooth or denture can be attached, allowing patients relief from worry, insecurity, and difficulty chewing and digesting food.

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Minimally Invasive Guided Procedure

Today there are several state-of-art surgical techniques to place dental implants. These techniques allow us to place the dental implant in a single session using dental implant “keyhole” surgery. This process allows the implant to be placed into a hole in the gum roughly the size of the dental implant, instead of cutting a flap in the gums to reveal a larger area.

This new method has significantly simplified the procedure, for both patients and implant dentists. The major advantage of the guided surgical technique is the minimal amount of manipulation of the soft tissue due to removing the need to cut the gum. This flapless approach significantly reduces the healing time and the discomfort normally associated with traditional dental implant surgery techniques.

Advantages of Minimally Invasive Guided Implant Surgery

Some of the many benefits to implant placement through guided implant surgery are:

  • More precise implant placement
  • No cutting of the gums, leading to less bleeding and minimized swelling
  • Less pain after implant placement
  • Shortens the length of healing time
  • Eliminates errors

If you have any question or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our office.

Treatments for Replacing Missing Teeth in Brooklyn

Missing teeth may be the result of any number of things such as trauma, tooth decay, periodontal disease, or other conditions. Many people with missing teeth lack confidence in social situations due to the appearance of their smile. Lowered self-esteem reaches further than social interactions; it can even have an effect in the workplace and might keep a person from advancing in their career.

In addition to the social pressures those with missing teeth feel, their oral health is also greatly affected. When a tooth is absent in the gums, the adjacent teeth start to move toward the space, causing the remaining teeth to shift. Over time this will cause bone loss in the jaw and weaken the root structures, eventually causing healthy teeth to become loose. Loss of bone density in the jaw also leads to sagging of the skin, thinning lips, wrinkles, and in severe cases, facial disfigurement.

At Brooklyn Dental, we believe that replacing missing teeth not only benefits oral health and social situations, but enhances the overall quality of life. Dental implants are an excellent solution to replace missing teeth and will also eliminate problems a person may have with simple, everyday activities such as speaking or eating.

There are a number of reasons to consider dental implants to replace missing teeth

  • Increase self-esteem
  • More confidence in the workplace
  • Ability to speak, eat, and smile with ease
  • Create a more youthful appearance without missing teeth
  • Protect the remaining teeth from becoming loose
  • Retain jawbone density
  • Prevent additional health complications relating to oral health issues
  • The rate of dental implant success is high

With more than three decades of clinical experience and over a million patients treated, statistics confirm a success rate of nearly 95 percent for individual Nobel Biocare dental implants*, and even higher for the bridges they support.

* Results based on dental implants and dental bridges remaining and in function over a five-year period.

If you have any questions for Dr. Amirian regarding complications with missing teeth or the benefit of replacing missing teeth with dental implants, please contact us today.

Effects of Dentures

Dentures, Who Needs Them?

Brooklyn Dental – Serving Brooklyn Heights, Brookly, and Manhattan Patients


A denture can greatly enhance a person’s smile. They can look and feel a lot like natural teeth. A denture is a removable dental appliance which serves as a replacement for missing teeth and surrounding tissue.  They are made to closely resemble your natural teeth and can restore a smile.

There are two types of dentures: complete and partial dentures.  Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are missing, while partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain.  A partial denture not only fills in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from shifting.

A complete denture can be either “conventional” or “immediate.”  A conventional type is made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has healed (usually takes 4 to 6 weeks).  During this time, the patient will go without teeth.  Immediate dentures are made in advance and immediately placed after the teeth are removed, thus preventing the patient from having to be without teeth during the healing process.  Once the tissues shrink and heal, adjustments will have to be made.

Dentures are very durable appliances and will last many years but may have to be remade, repaired, or readjusted due to normal wear.

Reasons our Brooklyn patients choose dentures:

  • Complete Denture – Loss of all teeth in an arch.
  • Partial Denture – Loss of several teeth in an arch.
  • Enhancing smile and facial tissues.
  • Improving chewing, speech, and digestion.

What does getting dentures involve?

The process of getting dentures requires several appointments, usually over a period of several weeks.  Highly accurate impressions (molds) and measurements are taken and used to create your custom denture.  Several “try-in” appointments may be necessary to ensure proper shape, color, and fit.  At the final appointment, your dentist will precisely adjust and place the completed denture, ensuring a natural and comfortable fit.

It is normal to experience increased saliva flow, some soreness, and possible speech and chewing difficulty, however this will subside as your muscles and tissues get used to the new dentures.

You will be given care instructions for your new dentures.  Proper cleaning of your new dental appliance, good oral hygiene, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new dentures.

If  you have any questions regarding getting dentures in Brooklyn Heights or the cost of dentures, please feel free to contact us today!

Before & After Photos

Dental Implants

Crowns (Caps), Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

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Case #1
Before: Front (left) Central tooth has a poor restoration. Does not look natural and is not contoured properly to match the gumline of the rest of the teeth. After: Replaced with an All Porcelain Crown (no metal). Tooth is now contoured to match the rest of the gumline. Restored tooth looks very natural and matches the shape and color of the patient’s teeth.

Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

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Case #2
Before: Patient unhappy with six Upper Anterior teeth. The edges are uneven, the gumline is uneven on the two central incisors, and the color/shade is not uniform. The two lateral incisor teeth have been previously restored and are poorly shaped. After: Smile restored with 6 Upper Anterior Crowns that are properly shaped, gumline is uniform, and color/shade is the same for all 6 incisor teeth.

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Case #3
Before: Patient needs Upper Arch Rehabilitation. Presents with Upper Anterior teeth that are stained, incisal edges (tooth edge) are worn down and chipped, and gumline recession is present. After: Smile restored with placement of 8 Upper All Porcelain Crowns (Caps). Gumline and incisal edges are now uniform. Patient now has longer, better shaped teeth to enhance the smile line and aid in chewing/biting function.

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Case #4
Before: Patient needs Upper Arch Rehabilitation. Presents with Upper Anterior teeth that are stained, incisal edges (tooth edge) are worn down and chipped, and gumline recession is present. After: Smile restored with placement of 8 Upper All Porcelain Crowns (Caps). Gumline and incisal edges are now uniform. Patient now has longer, better shaped teeth to enhance the smile line and aid in chewing/biting function.

Dental Implants, Crowns (Caps), Porcelain Crowns (Caps)

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Case #5
Before: Patient needs a Single Tooth Replacement of one Upper Central Incisor. After: Smile and function restored with a Single Implant and an All Porcelain Crown (Cap) that fits securely over the implant.

Porcelain Crowns (Caps), Dental Implants, Dentures & Partial Dentures, Crowns (Caps)

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Case #6
Before: Patient needs Upper and Lower Arch Rehabilitation. After: Great smile, chewing function, and facial tissue support possible with an Upper Denture that is supported with Implants and Lower Implants and Crowns.

Fixed Bridges, Porcelain Fixed Bridges

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Case #7
Before: 3 Unit bridge with chipped porcelain molar (supporting metal showing on molar tooth), poor enamel color match to patient’s natural teeth, and poor fit around the patient’s gumline. After: Replaced Bridge with an All Porcelain Bridge. The new bridge now also matches the patient’s natural tooth color and was designed to properly fit around the gumline. Proper fit aids in decreasing decay and the ease of the patient’s ability to clean around a bridge.

Our Doctors

Dr. Pooja Rana

Dr. Pooja Rana is a Board Certified Orthodontist. She completed her dental training at New Jersey Dental School where she graduated near the top of he [...]

Dr. Ken Barton

Dr. Kenneth A. Barton is a board-certified Orthodontist who has been practicing orthodontics exclusively for over 30 years. Appointments arranged in a [...]

Robert Amirian, DDS, FICOI

Brooklyn Dental’s Director, Dr. Amirian, practices comfortable, health centered dentistry using only the most advanced technologies, materials & [...]

Viren Abreo, DDS

Dr. Abreo is committed to transforming the lives of his patients through their smiles and oral health.  He is passionate about providing high qualit [...]

Aaron Moskowitz, DDS

Dr. Aaron Moskowitz is a caring dentist with a gentle hand. He graduated at the top of his class from NYU Dental School. As with all of the dentists a [...]

Daniel Cohen, DDS

Dr. Daniel Cohen was born and raised in Warren, New Jersey. He received his undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelo [...]

Wilson Duong, DDS

Dr. Wilson Duong was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He is a second generation American and first in his family to earn a college degree and become a [...]

Your Trusted Brooklyn Dentists

Welcome to Brooklyn Dental where we have been serving our community for over 35 years. Our Brooklyn dentists offer world-class care in a modern and relaxed office environment. Our mission is to provide our patients with the best dental services possible with genuine warmth and commitment to quality. It is our goal to maintain a caring environment that is focused on listening to our patients concerns.  All of our staff members join in the effort to deliver excellent dental care and to make each patient as comfortable as possible.

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