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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 Patient Results

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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 dentistry in Long Island for more than 30 years. 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 giving us a call.

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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.

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!

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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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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. 

Louis J. Buono, DDS

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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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