Dental Implants in Orchard Park

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for patients who are missing one or more teeth. They are essentially artificial tooth roots, typically made from titanium, which are inserted into the jawbone. These implants provide a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, called crowns. Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution that mimics the functionality and appearance of natural teeth. They are designed to blend seamlessly with your existing teeth, offering a natural, confident smile. Additionally, they help preserve jawbone health and prevent bone loss, ensuring that the facial structure remains intact and unaffected by tooth loss.

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Dental implants have a success rate of over 95%, making them one of the most reliable tooth replacement options.

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The Dental Implants Treatment Process

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Initial Consultation and Planning

The first step in the dental implant process is an initial consultation with Dr. Finney at Springbrook Family Dentistry. During this consultation, Dr. Finney will assess your oral health, discuss your dental needs and concerns, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. This may involve taking X-rays or 3D images of your mouth to evaluate the condition of your jawbone and the position of your remaining teeth. Based on this assessment, Dr. Finney will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.

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Implant Placement

The next step involves surgically placing the dental implant into your jawbone. This procedure is done under local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Dr. Finney will make a small incision in your gum to expose the bone, then drill a hole into the bone where the implant will be inserted. Once the implant is placed, the incision is stitched closed. Over the next few months, the implant will fuse with your bone in a process called osseointegration.

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Abutment Placement And Crown Fitting

Once osseointegration is complete and the implant is firmly anchored in your jawbone, an abutment – a small connector post – is attached to the implant. This serves as the support for your new tooth. Finally, a custom-made crown that matches your natural teeth is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration of your tooth.

The Benefits Of Dental Implants

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Improved Appearance And Confidence

Dental implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. They are designed to fuse with bone, becoming permanent. This not only improves your appearance but also boosts your confidence and self-esteem.

Enhanced Oral Health

Unlike tooth-supported bridges, dental implants don't require reducing other teeth. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving long-term oral health.

Durability And Convenience

Dental implants are very durable and can last many years, with good care, they can even last a lifetime. They eliminate the inconvenience of removing dentures, as well as the need for messy adhesives to keep them in place.

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Unlike natural teeth, dental implants are immune to cavities!

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