Dental Implants

Dr. Howard Goodkin, DMD & Associates specialize in Dental Implantology. Dr Goodkin is currently a resident in implantology at VIZSTARA in Englewood Cliffs N.J. under Nicolas Elian, DDS, former head of the Division of Implant Dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD) Department of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry.

Dr Elian is renowned for his expertise in the evaluation and retreatment of implants.

A dental implant is a "root" device, usually made of titanium, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth.

Virtually all dental implants placed today are root-form endosseous implants, i.e., they appear similar to an actual tooth root (and thus possess a "root-form") and are placed within the bone (endo- being the Greek prefix for "in" and osseous referring to "bone"). The bone of the jaw accepts and osseointegrates with the titanium post.