Graduated from UMDNJ College of dentistry in 1991, and completed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center from 1991-1992. Dr. Lempert opened his dental office in Brooklyn, NY in 1992.
Dr. Lempert is a general practitioner who specializes in the placement and installation of implants, as well as root canals, dentures, veneers, extractions and more. The office also provides facial cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Restylane, and JUVEDERM.
Dr. Lempert and his collogues specialize in almost every sort of dental procedures that you or any member of your family may need. These especially include cosmetic dentistry including veneers, crowns, teeth whitening and bonding.
With a distinct dedication to professionalism, every patient, no matter how fearful they may be of dentists, gets a comforting and painless experience at our office.
Dr. Lempert and the staff will always try to make the dental experience as gentle and pleasant as possible. Additionally, Dr. Lempert is also bi-lingual, speaking fluent Russian.
Dental Implants are small prosthetic posts that are placed into the bone of the upper or lower jaw. They act as replacements for the root portion of lost natural teeth and also serve as an anchor for replacement teeth. Dental implants look and feel exactly like natural teeth — in fact, no-one will be able to tell the difference. Dental implants are appropriate for almost anyone who is currently missing teeth or is at risk of losing teeth.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
What Are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing . These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth . Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
The Surgical Procedure
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Lempert will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Lempert is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction – further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.
Dental Implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. While Dr. Lempert performs the actual implant surgery , initial tooth extractions , and bone grafting if necessary, the restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.