As a Prosthodontist, the architect of mouth restoration, Dr. Zev Kaufman has a unique skill, knowledge, and ability in placing your implants in the most optimal fashion. Using 3D imaging (CT-scan), the highest-rated implants, and grafting materials, Dr. Zev Kaufman is capable of handling any implant surgical procedure and believes that any dental work has to be performed to the highest standard. It is a lesser known fact that proper implant crowns, bridges, and dentures are only as good as the surgical implant placement. Having your implants placed by a Prosthodontist, the same person who will restore them, will help you achieve a superior result. After every surgical procedure, we always follow up and make sure that your treatment was successful and comfortable.
What type of technology do you use?
I am one of the very first residents at the NYU College of Dentistry Post-Graduate Implant Department to be trained on the Simplant software using a medical grade CT. Today, I use the Instrumentarium Orthopantomograph OP300. It is one of the most advanced machines on the market with the lowest radiation and most versatile projection options, allowing me to take simple X-rays such as external bitewings to different area panoramic X-rays to TMJ imaging and Endo-mode CT to image root fractures.
I also use the Anatomage software package, which allows me to plan the surgery on the CT taken and even fabricate surgical guides and prosthesis through 3D milling technology.
How are your implants and graft materials and techniques superior in quality?
There are many graft materials available. The question is: "Which one is suitable to which situation, if any?" This is the difference when a person who is formally and properly trained is doing the work. My training, judgement, and experience allow me to perform extractions in a way that a graft is, many times, not necessary. When a graft is needed, I use the appropriate material to the situation.
I am trained well on all implant companies on the market and I teach implant surgery and restoration at the Post-Graduate Periodontics and Implant Department at NYU. However, most implants I place are made by a Swiss company called Straumann, which is the most researched implant company on the market, and is considered by most experts as the gold standard of dental implants. Many implant companies claim that they are "just like Straumann"... I just decided to use the original with all the original parts. It just costs me much more (Straumann is also the most expensive implant on the market). It is worth every penny for me and my patients.
I have seen situations where a surgeon prescribed an extraction and a graft, and after careful diagnosis, I managed to extract the tooth in a careful manner and a graft was not necessary. Many times a full sinus lift surgery is not necessary and I can solve the problem with a smaller osteotome sinus lift, shortening the treatment time and reducing the risk of infection. That is a skill that has to be acquired over years of practice and actually requires extensive expertise and experience. I actually teach that science-based art form at NYU.
Before and After Images
IMPLANT SUPPORTED INDIVIDUAL
CROWNS AND PINK CERAMIC
What People Are Saying About Dr. Zev Kaufman
He's a fabulous dentist. Compassionate, competent, and gentle. His work is impeccable.
I've been going to Dr. Kaufman for 6 years and I'm always impressed with his attention to detail, dentistry skills, and level of customer service.
Dr. Zev has an integrity and that's hard to find in physicians these days.
DR. ZEV KAUFMAN'S WORLD-CLASS SERVICES
When you visit Dr. Kaufman’s office, the relationship between you and him is independent of any third party. Rather than accept insurance plans which can dictate what must be done in terms of care, he operates on his own because he knows what is best for patients. Dr. Kaufman takes pride in his clear, upfront prices. After your consultation with him, arrive at a diagnosis, and formulate your individual treatment plan, you’ll work directly with his office manager, Mindy, who will walk you through all of Dr. Kaufman's fees for your care. Payment is due at the time you receive care at our office.
We can work with CareCredit financing to make procedures more affordable for everyone. We will submit paperwork to your insurance plan to be reimbursed for care. Regardless, your payment is still due at the time of service. Any reimbursement you might receive from your insurance company would be sent directly to you. If you have any questions about pricing or your insurance plan, call and talk to us, we’re happy to help you understand how our payment system works.
Prosthodontics & Implant Surgery of Manhattan P.C.
New York, NY 10022