Humans developed smiles as a way to deflect predators in the wild and former bosses in the grocery store. Protect yourself with today's Groupon: for $1,799, you get a surgical dental-implant procedure with consultation, porcelain crown with a metal base, and x-rays at ProDent NY (a $4,700 value).
As a fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, Benjamin E. Schwartz, DDS, has completed more than 500 hours of educational courses. He and his team foster healthy chompers with an array of procedures, including the multistep process of surgical dental implants. Stretching across five appointments over several months, the procedure outfits patrons with a realistic-looking implant and crown to resolve bite problems or replace a missing fang without affecting adjacent teeth or suing the Tooth Fairy for stolen property.
During the initial visit, Dr. Schwartz meets with patients for a diagnosis and consultation that lasts 30–45 minutes. Once accepted for the procedure, the staff jots down the date and time for the implant placement, a surgical procedure that lasts between 60–90 minutes depending on the patient's yawn radius. Patients return two weeks after the surgery for a 15-minute appointment to remove the sutures and monitor the healing process of the implant, which requires three to six months to integrate. After integration, patients undergo a second surgical procedure to uncover the implant and take impressions for the crown during a 60-minute appointment. Lastly, patients return after two to three weeks for Dr. Schwartz to insert the porcelain crown with a metal base in just 45 minutes.
To make the lengthy process more comforting, friendly staff members fill the dental office with modern amenities including digital x-rays, oral cameras, and cable TV in each room. Dr. Schwartz, who holds Cerec certification, uses the latest implant equipment and a wealth of tooth knowledge, which he accumulated as a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and the Shark Tooth Collector's Club of America.
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