Dental Implants

Implant front tooth

A missing front tooth is replaced with a natural looking implant supported front tooth by Dr. Shapiro

For over 30 years, Dr. Shapiro has worked with dental implants and provided dental implant restorations to people just like you. Very few dental providers can say the same thing. His extensive experience with implants makes him one of the experts in the Smithtown, NY area. Read about the experiences of over 400 of our patients here.

Replace Missing Teeth with Permanent Dental Implants

Check out the teeth in the picture to the right. One of Jim’s front teeth was replaced by Dr. Shapiro and nobody knows.  Dental implants support permanent new teeth. They are prosthetic roots that are placed into your jaw and supported by bone the same way a natural tooth would be. In fact, implants are so strong that only a few of them are needed for full mouth rehabilitation purposes.

Dental Implant Restorations

Believe it or not, dental implants are made to last for the rest of your life. They have the longest life expectancy of any dental procedure, with an extremely high implantation success rate. They bond to the bone in your jaw to become a permanent fixture in your mouth. With tooth colored crowns, they look like real teeth, they bite & chew like real teeth and they fill in your smile like real teeth.

Implants can be used to support dental fixtures:

Couple with teeth implants smilingThe number of implants you need will depend on how many missing teeth you currently have. Individual teeth are replaced with a porcelain crown supported by a single implant root. Bridges are supported by two implants, one on each end. Implant supported dentures can usually be anchored by as few as four implants for the entire arch!

Most of our implant therapies are completed start to finish right here in the Center for Cosmetic Dentistry’s office. We are one of the few cosmetic implant dentists to offer this service. To learn more about how dental implants can change your smile forever, call us today!