Our New York Dental Implants team explains Dental Implant Abutments and Prosthetics

Our New York Dental Implants team includes 16 cosmetic dentists, specialists (including two oral surgeons) and lab ceramists in one high-end office. In addition an MD-anesthesiologist offers several options for dental sedation. We offer intelligent and honest diagnosis based upon 35 years of experience in implant dentistry. In summary our treatment is quick and comfortable. Therefore we also use the finest materials and top labs.

The Implant Dentistry seen in these before and after photos was performed in our NYC dental implants office. In addition our patients also have access to our affiliated team of 12 medical doctors in our building. Singularly The Center for Special Dentistry® has a complete team.

New York Dental Implants, second stage abutments connection involves parallelism

Our New York Dental Implants pictures show how the two parts of the dental implant connect at the gum

Second stage dental implant abutment connections. The six dental implants in this jaw have already healed and are just below the gum. (Part 2 of 4: Abutment parallelism). 1) Note the lack of parallelism. 2) In this photo a screwdriver is used to hold a second stage abutment. Notice the angle prepared extra orally to begin creating parallelism. 3) and 4) You can see in these pictures how the preparation in 2) is beginning to create parallelism but there is still more work to do. It is better to do the majority of this preparation extra orally because of heat generation.

Dentists must keep track of the orientation of each second stage dental implant abutment when they are handled. Minor preparation of the abutments may be accomplished intraorally with light pressure and lots of water irrigation. In brief these pictures how show to place dental implant abutments.

New York Dental Implants and oral implant dentistry use an impression tray material to make a porcelain cap crown prosthetics bridge

Taking an impression of Dental Implants

Taking an impression of two upper left dental implants for porcelain a dental bridge.

1) The impression tray with a cut-out for impression copings. 2) Then the fit of the impression tray is tested over the two implants intraorally. 3) Next is the actual impression. Note the implant impression screws just peaking through the impression material. 4) Lastly the impression contains the impression copings.

New York Dental Implants and implant dentist teaches dental impressions copings, implant prosthetics and artificial crown & bridge

An impression of Dental Implants

An impression of two upper left dental implants for a porcelain dental bridge. In this case the photo shows impression copings placed in the impression.

New York Dental Implants teaches dental implant impression copings x-ray of the implant prosthetics connection and a porcelain bridge

X-rays of Dental Implants

Radiograph, x-ray of the dental implant impression copings connection before taking an impression.

New York Dental Implants teaches trying in the dental implant framework for a porcelain metal bridge and implant prosthetics.

We work with local master craftsmen

Metal framework try-in of a three unit porcelain-metal teeth bridge over two upper left dental implants. In this case extra oral pictures show the master model and the dental implant framework.

New York Dental Implants and an implant dentistry framework try in for crown bridge or caps in implant prosthodontics.

A metal frame of a bridge is fitted on top of New York Dental Implants

As an example the metal framework try-in of a three unit porcelain-metal dental bridge is shown over two upper left dental implants. Namely the working model shows the dental implant abutments.

New York Dental Implants or teeth implants shows how to try in a pfm bridge in implant prosthetics for mouth or oral cavity.

All the teeth behind the canine tooth are part of the porcelain dental implant bridge

This is the final picture of the porcelain bridge as it is initially seated on the dental implants. In this case a maxillary left posterior three unit porcelain-metal dental bridge is placed over two dental implants.

A Definition of Words used for Dental Implants

The words, crown and cap, mean the same thing; a dental crown and tooth crown also mean the same thing. Ordinarily a  fixed dental bridge, or bridgework, typically means more than one crown that they are connected together as one piece. Furthermore the word fixed typically means permanently cemented and not removable by the patient. Lastly some patients incorrectly refer to their removable denture as a bridge.

New York Dental Implants shows Second stage dental implants oral surgery for the stage 2 uncovering abutments treatment.

Second stage dental implant surgery

Uncovering abutments in the maxilla. How to pictures.

New York Dental Implants teaches about a subperiosteal dental implant and the history of oral implantology.

A Subperiosteal Dental Implant

In this case these pictures and an occlusal X-ray show a subperiosteal dental implant.

In this case visit our affiliated website, LinkowLibrary.org, for more information of the history of oral implantology, i.e. dental implants.

New York Dental Implants shows an oral subperiosteal dental implant with an acrylic prosthesis and teaches the reline technique.

How to reline an acrylic dental implant denture or prosthesis

First a small amount of acrylic is removed from that portion of the underside of the implant denture that fits on the dental implants.

In this case a loose mix of Duralay was used to reline this acrylic dental implant prosthesis. It was placed over the implant abutments and removed periodically as it hardened. By the way, one must be careful not to accidentally allow the acrylic to completely harden and permanently lock onto the implants. Usually a friction fit provides sufficient retention. Lastly, the excess acrylic should be removed after the Duralay hardens.

New York Dental Implants shows a second stage dental abutment connection and cover screw or healing cap removal.
Second stage dental implant abutment connection pictures. The six dental implants in this upper jaw – maxilla – have already healed and are just below the gum. (Part 1 of 4: Abutment connection). 1) A screwdriver is used to remove a healing cap. 2) Then a screwdriver is pushing a screw through the second stage abutment. 3) Next the second stage abutment is being connected to the first stage dental implant. 4) Lastly the second stage abutment is connected to the dental implant.
New York Dental Implants pictures of a second stage abutment connection with a titanium frame and dental implant bridge on a model.

Second stage dental implant abutment connections

The six dental implants in this jaw have already healed and are just below the gum. (Part 3 of 4: Lab work). 1) The working model. 2) In this case a very light but strong titanium frame. 3) & 4) Then note the wax-up of the anterior six teeth on the titanium frame. Finally note in 4) that occlusal openings in the titanium will allow easy access to the second stage screws if necessary. To summarize extra oral photos are shown from our New York dental implants team.
New York Dental Implants prosthesis showing teeth, caps, crowns and a fixed bridge.

Our New York Dental Implants team includes lab technicians who come to our office when necessary

Second stage New York dental implant abutment connections. The six dental implants in this jaw have already healed and are just below the gum. (Part 4 of 4: The final prosthesis). Furthermore this final prosthesis is acrylic fused to titanium. Note in 2) that occlusal openings in the titanium will allow easy access to the second stage screws if necessary. 3) The inserted prosthesis with the upper lip pulled back. 4) Finally the inserted prosthesis with a normal lip position.

New York Dental Implants teaches dental implant bridge repair using telescopes or telescopic copings.

Use Telescopic Copings or Telescopes with Dental Implants

In this case the photos show retrofitting a new telescopic dental coping under a porcelain-metal bridge that is supported by implants and teeth.

Incidentally our New York Dental Implants practice has 35+ years experience with complex implant dentistry.

New York Dental Implants pictures on a fixed porcelain bridge dental implants caps or crown in a full mouth reconstruction.
In brief these pictures show six New York dental implants in the lower jaw. Then a porcelain-metal fixed bridge was cemented to the implants.
New York Dental Implants problems or complications from acrylic prosthetics failure prosthetics.

Dental implants problems

Acrylic failure in an acrylic fused to metal full arch dental implant prosthesis. 1) The acrylic separated from the metal of this eight-year-old implant prosthesis. 2) The implant abutments are shown following removal of the prosthesis. 3) The prosthesis showing the separation. 4) Following fabrication of new acrylic to the frame. Generally the ability to remove, repair and replace a prosthesis is a good thing.
In conclusion all of the dentistry shown on this 4,400 page website was created by Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman. Visit us when you want New York Dental Implants done right the first time; you will save money by initially spending more. Therefore please call The Center for Special Dentistry®.