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Dental Implants

A missing tooth or several missing teeth can cause unnecessary discomfort and embarrassment, making your day-to-day life more difficult. 

Dr. Louis J. Buono helps patients suffering from tooth loss by offering dental implant treatment at our Long Island, NY, practice.

Find out how dental implants can significantly improve your quality of life...

See What Dental Implants Can Do Real Results of Our Long Island Patients  

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Why choose Garden City Smiles for your dental implant treatment?

Personalized Restorative Dentistry  Request a Free Consultation Today

Dr. Buono has practiced restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Long Island since 1988. Patients with missing teeth choose him to coordinate dental implant treatment because he uses advanced technology to create stunning, natural-looking smiles.

We are happy to offer free consultations to new patients at our office in Garden City, NY. If you are interested in dental implants, schedule your consultation today so Dr. Buono can examine your mouth and design a custom treatment plan just for you.

You can request your free consultation by filling out our online form or calling our Long Island practice at:

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Dr. Louis Buono is committed to creating confident smiles for all of his patients.


 

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Why Patients Trust Garden City Smiles "They make me feel at home and comfortable"

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Kiara Pizzurro

2020

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BEST DENTIST. Communication with patients is always clear and thorough. Dr. Buono is so awesome and his hygienist Penelope is so friendly and amazing. They make me feel at home and comfortable.  Highly recommended.

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Ursula Cunnane

2020

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Dr. Buono is the best!! He has been my dentist for many years and he takes very good care of my teeth. He is professional and takes time to discuss my dental cate options. My family and friends go to him also and we all love him!  His staff, Penelope and Aliana,  are wonderful too.  I highly recommend you consider Garden City Smiles. You will not be disappointed!

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How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are titanium posts that replace missing tooth roots. They are biocompatible, so over time they naturally fuse with your jawbone tissue, becoming a part of your anatomy. Dr. Buono can attach custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures to your implants at our Long Island office. 

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental Implant Timeline

Dr. Buono works with a team of highly trained oral surgeons to provide his implant patients with the best possible care. The oral surgeon performs the surgical placement of the implant, while Dr. Buono handles the creation and placement of the implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture.

After your initial consultation at our Long Island office, you can expect the following treatment timeline:

The complete dental implant process takes several months, but it results in a functional, natural-looking smile that is worth the wait.
The complete dental implant process takes several months, but it results in a functional, natural-looking smile that is worth the wait.

Implant Surgery

The oral surgeon will create small incisions in your gums. Then, he will insert the titanium implant through the incisions and into your jawbone.

Healing Period

Over the next three to six months, your dental implant will fuse with the bone tissues in your jaw in a process known as "osseointegration."

Abutments

Once the implant and jawbone have fully integrated, you will undergo a second procedure to attach abutment pieces. The abutments will sit at the gum line and serve as the point of connection between the titanium implants and your restoration. 

Impressions

Once the gums have healed, Dr. Buono can begin preparing your implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture. We will use our state-of-the-art Cadent iTero® Scanner to take digital impressions of your mouth. We were the first practice in the entire world to make use of this futuristic technology.

Fabrication

Dr. Buono will use your scans to design a precise-fitting, natural-looking restoration out of materials of your choosing. Then, we will send our design to our trusted dental lab, where skilled technicians will craft your restoration to fit your unique specifications.

Placement

Finally, once your crown, bridge, or denture is ready, you will return to our Garden City office to have your prosthetic tooth or teeth placed. Our dentist will secure the restoration and check the overall look and fit, making any necessary adjustments. You will leave our office with a complete, confident smile!

Read What Patients Have to Say... "up to date on the latest developments in dentistry"

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kristen alvarez

2020

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Dr Buono and his staff are the best! They’re always so friendly and accommodating. I know Dr Buono always has my best interest at heart and that makes the whole going to the dentist experience even better.

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Joe Tomao

2020

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Dr Buono’s office is very professional.  His office  is very concerned about the comfort of the patients.   Dr Buono is highly knowledgeable and up to date on the latest developments in dentistry I highly recommend him.

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Have More Questions About the Procedure? Contact Dr. Buono and the Team 

Dental implants are the ultimate restorative treatment that can improve your quality of life, but it involves a significant procedure. We want you to understand all of the facts and key factors of dental implants so you can make an informed decision about your treatment.

Dr. Buono and his team will be happy to answer any questions about dental implants and implant-supported restorations. You can discuss the details of your treatment during a consultation or by calling our office at:

(516) 294-0375

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We are proud to be a dental resource for the Long Island, NY, community.

How do I care for my dental implants?

Maintaining Dental Implants

Maintaining implants is as easy as taking care of your natural teeth. To keep your implants and the attached restorations in good condition, we recommend:

Practicing Good Oral Hygiene

Brush your teeth and floss on a daily basis to keep both your implants and your natural teeth healthy.

Attending Dental Check-ups 

It is important to visit Garden City Smiles twice a year so we can thoroughly clean your teeth and keep an eye on your implants.

Avoiding Excess Force

Just like your natural teeth, an implant-supported restoration can wear down over time if you grind your teeth, open packages with your mouth, or excessively eat hard, sticky foods. 

What Are My Restoration Options  For Dental Implants? 

Each of our restorations is crafted by the finest dental labs in the area. 

Crowns

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Implant-supported crowns can restore one tooth at a time using a natural-looking prosthetic. 

Bridges

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Implant-supported bridges can replace two or more consecutive teeth at the same time.

Dentures

Implant Dentures

Implant-supported dentures can restore multiple teeth or even an entire row with one device. 

Can I afford dental implants?

Give Yourself the Best Smile Possible Because You'll Use it Every Day

Garden City Smiles can replenish your smile with our radiant implant-supported restorations. If you're tired of being afraid to show your smile and want a natural-looking restoration, you may be a great candidate for dental implants. 

You can learn more about dental implants by submitting a contact form or calling our Long Island office at: 

(516) 294-0375

More 5-Star Reviews  "Top notch in his field & I would highly recommend him."

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Andrew James

2022

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Dr. Buono and staff are excellent. GCS have fixed a few of my dental issues this past year and my expectations have been exceeded. I highly recommend to anyone looking for quality dentistry at a fair price.

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Darci Boerckel

2021

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Dr, Buono is a compassionate professional. He explains everything toughly and let's you know what to expect before he does any work. He is top notch in his field & I would highly recommend him. Thanks Louis!

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The Advanced Technology of Garden City Smiles 

With modern technology in dentistry, you can spend less time at our Long Island office but still experience improved comfort and results. 

iTero Digital Technology

  • With iTero technology, our dentists can quickly and comfortably scan your mouth to create an accurate model of your smile.
  • We can scan your entire mouth in under five minutes and instantly send the results to our lab with no shipping times.
  • The iTero system lets you see the scans on an interactive screen that gives you a visual reference for your treatment.  

Prenew Preview

  • Prenew Preview technology allows patients to experience the results of a treatment before committing to it. 
  • Unlike digital photo mockups, Prenew Preview can let you actually wear your new smile and view it from all angles. 
  • Prenew Preview is the most realistic preview of your smile after treatment that you can show to your friends and family.

Frequently Asked Questions From Our Long Island Patients

Are dental implants painful? 

While dental implants do involve surgery, the doctor will use local anesthesia to numb the area for a virtually painless procedure. You can also opt for oral conscious sedation, which can be combined with local anesthesia, to help you feel more relaxed in the dentist's chair. Patients may feel some mild discomfort following your surgical visit, but over-the-counter medications can typically manage any soreness. 

Are dental implants permanent? 

Yes, dental implants typically last 10 years or longer but can last a lifetime with the proper treatment and care. While your implants are permanent, you may need to replace the abutments and attached restorations after as they become worn down over time. However, restorations tend to last as long as your implants. For example, dental crowns can last as long as 15 to 20 years when properly maintained. 

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not cover the cost of the implants or the abutments. However, your dental insurance plan may cover at least part of the cost of your implant-supported restoration. Our friendly Long Island staff can help you determine the coverage of your dental plan and explore different financing options. 

Are dental implants worth it? 

Whether or not dental implants are worth it depends on the individual patient, but no other restoration delivers the same results and quality-of-life improvements that implants do. Dental implants can also save you money in the long run by supporting your jaw. Without your natural teeth or implants, your jawbone will shrink over time. Traditional dentures are made to fit your jaw, so a changing jaw size will require you to replace your dentures every few years and potentially cost more over time compared to receiving implants.

Even More Glowing Reviews  "Feels like I’m going to see a friend."

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George B.

2021

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My first visit Dr.Buono and staff were professional, courteous and informative. All questions concerning fees and procedures were answered without hesitation.

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J Velez

2021

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Always a positive experience coming here. Always feel like I’m going to see a friend rather than just for dental work . Would highly recommend to anyone

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Louis J. Buono, DDS

Garden City Smiles Louis J. Buono, DDS

Dr. Buono has been providing leading smile care to his patients in Garden City and Long Island for over 30 years. He is proud to be affiliated with: 

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry 

You can request a consultation with our dentist by filling out our online form or calling (516) 294-0375.

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"I have been going to Dr. Buono for about 6 years and he’s great. His pricing fit my budget and my teeth can not look any better." Isabella

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