Meet Dr. Jenna Polinsky, our dental implant dentist at Elite Dental of Staten Island
As an implant fellow, Dr. Jenna Polinsky focuses on placing and restoring implants as well as prosthodontics. Prosthodontics covers the design, manufacture, and fitting of artificial replacements for teeth and other parts of the mouth.
Dr. Polinsky is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
The Journal of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry
In an article named Replacement of an Implant and Prosthesis in the Premaxilla Due to a Malposition and Prosthetic Failure: A Clinical Case Letter published in the Journal of American Academy of Implant Dentistry, Dr. Jenna Polinsky discussed the concerns associated with the dental implant procedure.
In the past, the focus concern for the dental implant treatment was on the dental implant placement. In recent years however, evidence suggests that the dental implant, the implant-supported restoration and the health of the patient play equally important roles in the success of the treatment.
Dr. Jenna Polinsky worked alongside Dr. Vito Cardo, Dr. Elliot Koschitzki and Dr. Nachum Augenbaum to discuss: how the depth and angle of the dental implant, along with the alignment, height and shape of the crown, influence the patient in regards to the appearance and functionality of the implant treatment.
Why is it important to ensure your dental implant dentist is suitable for the procedure?
In the journal article named above, Dr. Polinsky and her team discuss a case where a patient received a treatment that wasn’t quite sited to his needs.
In this case, the gentleman visited the dental implant clinic at Brookdale University Hospital claiming that his front tooth was too short and is chipped. This patient had undergone a bone graft and had an implant placed in the space of his front tooth 2 years prior.
An intraoral examination showed that the crown was made from porcelain fused to metal and it was wide and short in shape, chipped and considered not aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, X-rays showed that since the bone graft there was around 50% bone loss. This is thought to be because the initial bone graft had failed.
In order to resolve the problem, the team had to remove the existing restoration and dental implant. With the patient’s written and verbal consent, they carried out another bone graft to restore the area so a dental implant can be supported. The implant was accurately placed for maximum comfort and suitability.
After 3 months of healing, a connective tissue graft was stitched into the area and left to heal. A temporary crown was carefully designed to help sculpt the soft tissues around the area. Once ready, a crown was fabricated from translucent-like materials that provide maximum durability and strength.
Enjoy cosmetically pleasing and fully functional dental implants
As the science of implantology continues to move forward, modern technology, training and experience has provided Dr. Polinsky with the tools to provide natural looking, healthy dental implant treatments for patients.
Dr. Polinsky effectively assesses patient suitability, selects the most appropriate dental implant for the task, and efficiently places the dental implant. Once the implant is set, she takes care to ensure that the prosthetic tooth is perfectly suited for the patient, cosmetically pleasing and precisely fitted.