Implant Dentistry

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Dental implants provide a long lasting solution to the problem of missing teeth. Whether a tooth (or multiple teeth) has been lost due to trauma or poor dental hygiene, dental implants can restore the integrity of the smile as well as the patient’s confidence. For most patients who are missing teeth, dental implants are simply the ideal treatment.

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    What is a dental implant?

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    A dental implant replaces a missing tooth. The implant itself is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw to replace the tooth root and provide stability. A crown is placed atop the implant to replace the missing tooth, enabling the patient to chew and speak normally. In addition, dental implants can be used to secure a denture or bridge.

    The process of getting dental implants takes place over several months and requires oral surgery. However, the results are unmatched by any other treatment.

    The dental implant procedure

    The first step in the process is to place the implant in the jawbone. We offer options for sedation to keep you feeling comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. After this surgery, some time must pass in order for the implant and bone to bond. You’ll be able to wear a temporary as you wait.

    Depending on your individual case, an abutment may need to be placed on the implant. Then, we’ll attach your custom-made crown, bridge, or denture.

    Some patients may need to undergo additional procedures before a dental implant can be placed. Such treatments may include socket preservation, ridge modification, or sinus augmentation. These procedures are done to ensure that your implants have a solid foundation.

    Our periodontist

    Our periodontist, Dr. Mark Knakal, has many years’ experience in placing dental implants to restore patients’ smiles. He is also the speaker at the implant seminars we host for patient education.

    Patients can trust Dr. Knakal and the rest of the Babylon Dental Care team to provide them with excellent care throughout the entire process.

    Why choosing dental implants may be right for you

    There are several benefits to choosing dental implants over other treatments to replace missing teeth.

    • Dental implants are a natural-looking and a long lasting replacement for missing teeth. They are strong and durable, function just as natural teeth, and allow patients the freedom to eat, speak, and smile without the inconveniences associated with other options.
    • Dentures and bridges can lead to bone loss. Dental implants, on the other hand, provide stimulation for the jawbone, keeping the bone healthy.
    • Using a dental implant to support a tooth is better for your oral health and allows you to preserve tooth structure. It eliminates the need for the surrounding teeth to be ground down to support the appliance.
    • Unlike other tooth replacement options, implants can replace a single missing tooth without relying on the surrounding teeth for support. Even implant-supported bridges do not rely on nearby teeth for support!

    Are you missing teeth? Contact us today!

    We invite you to take advantage of our special web offer – call our office at (631) 983-6665 to book your FREE dental implant consultation appointment today!

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    Testimonials

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    “I have never been to a dentist office that is sooo welcoming. I am not a fan of going to the dentist at all but when my sister recommended to try them, my thoughts about the dentist completely changed. This dentist office is very professional and do really care about the patient. I was amazed at the follow up phone call, email, and text! I highly recommend this dentist office to anyone and everyone.”

    Jill S. from West Babylon

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    “Babylon Dental is the best! They are very flexible with their appointments and I am always greeted with a smile. I never have to wait very long once I am in the office and everyone is very professional. A truly great dental practice!”

    Lesley E. from West Babylon

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    “This whole practice is wonderful!!! EVERYONE!! I used to panic going to the dentist, but this office made me finally do the right thing and take care of my teeth. Never thought I’d like going to the dentist… Thanks to all of the dentists and everyone who works there…”

    Diane W. from West Islip

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    “I guess I could write this about every visit we’ve had for the past 25 years or so. Every visit we have, we’re treated like family…the good ones. Our options are always explained so we understand them & nothing is ever pushed on us. Thank you to everyone there.”

    Robert U. from Lindenhurst

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    “I always LOVE my experience at Babylon Dental! Everybody is so kind, from the receptionist at the front to the billing staff on the way out. The dentists are thorough, friendly, and very attentive. The dental assistants are so knowledgeable and warm! This is the ONLY dentist I would ever consider going to. Keep up the great work! I look forward to seeing you all again!”

    Erin M. from West Babylon

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    “This is the kindest, most compassionate office I have ever been to. Every person on staff is polite and courteous; not something you see too often these days. I ‘hated’ going to the dentist so much that I would only go when I had a problem. Since I started using Babylon Dental about 8 years ago, I go 2 to 3 times a year for a cleaning and just to make sure everything’s ok. I recommend this practice to everyone I know!”

    Nancie P. from West Babylon

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    “Everything went very well. The procedure was almost painless, and since it was my first cavity filling, I was surprised at how easy it was. Everyone was very nice and willing to answer any questions I had.”

    Andrew L. from West Islip

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    “The staff at Babylon Dental Care are by far the most professional people I’ve encountered. I was greeted with a smile from the minute I walked in and that continued throughout my entire visit. The office from the waiting room to the exam room were immaculate. Everything that was done during my visit was explained to me in detail which helps for someone with a fear of the dentist. The best experience I’ve ever had at a dental office.””

    Nickesha J. from Lindenhurst

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    “If you have a fear of the dentist, Babylon Dental Care is the place for you. I always have an amazing experience when I visit Babylon Dental Care and I used to be someone who was very afraid of the dentist. I highly recommend this dental practice for all of your dental needs. Fantastic group!”

    Robert P. from Freeport

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    “Who knew! I have always been afraid of the dentist because of a bad experience 25 years ago. This office renewed my comfort, and gave me the confidence to move forward and take care of dental work that should have been done years ago. The staff doctors and office personnel were so caring and receptive to my fear.”

    Loretta P. from Bay Shore

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    “I have been a patient of Babylon Dental since Dr. Brown’s Office was originally in TSS shopping Center- perhaps 26 years now? I am always pleased with the high quality, professional care that I receive. I would not go anywhere else! Also, Maritza is a wonderful dental hygienist!”

    Peter G. from Bating Hollow

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    “As a new patient, I was impressed by each staff member’s level of professionalism, friendliness, and knowledge. Dr. Brown gave me a thorough explanation of what was causing my dental issues, and how they could be fixed. I left feeling confident that I was in really good hands.”

    Alexandra H. from Lindenhurst

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    “As always, Dr. Brown made my experience most memorable! I look forward to coming, believe it or not.”

    Marie D. from Babylon

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    “First the reception area was beautifully decorated. Your office runs very smoothly and efficiently, plus the staff are professional, friendly and great at what they do. Best run office I’ve ever seen.”

    Michael C. from North Babylon

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    “Amazing. I am deathly afraid, and have been hurt by many dentists. But Melody, who did my x-rays and cleaning, was great. I was amazed how much they actually CARED about how I felt and was doing. Dr. Brown who read my x-rays sat and just talked To me not at me for a good 15/20 minutes. Didn't suggest root canals, posts n crowns, yell at me about my missing back teeth. He just talked to me about what is currently going on and his best suggestions to care for it, which didn't include root canals, extraction etc. Therefore I would highly recommend them. And thank you for a really positive experience”

    Pat M from Patchogue

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    “From the call center ( Jo ) to the front desk ( Jennifer) and of course Dr. Peck , highly recommended. They are professional and truly concerned about the patient's experience”

    Boni M from Babylon

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    “I am not one to write reviews but I always have such a pleasant experience at this office, so I felt the need to share. The staff is friendly, the wait is short, it's easy to get appointments (especially because of their long hours) and it's super clean. Thank you, Babylon Dental Care!”

    Jacqueline C from Sayville

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    “Everyone is always nice and sooooo patient. I would highly recommend this office to anyone that has a fear of going to the dentist. They also do wonderful community outreach! Very happy with the work they do!”

    Andrea B from West Babylon

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    “The staff is so wonderful! Best experience I’ve ever had a dentist office by far. They offer the cutest “comfort bar” with tons of options to make you feel right at home. Not many people can say that they actually enjoyed their time at the dentist, but I 100% can!! Looking forward to coming back for my next cleaning!”

    Rachael L from Patchogue