If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be subject to complications that include shifting teeth, misaligned jaws, inefficient chewing, and, of course, the aesthetic drawback when you smile. But with our dental tooth implant in Albany New York, you can get back your complete set of teeth.
Traditionally, when teeth were lost to extraction or for other reasons, the solution has been a dental bridge or dentures. Both are fine options and are still utilized even now. But they are only surface solutions that replace the tooth on top of your gums, and not the root beneath them. A bridge is held in with cement at the gum line and with anchors to the surrounding teeth, which requires drilling those neighboring teeth so that a crown can be employed to hold the anchors in place. That means you lose natural tooth material from teeth that have no reason to other than to support your teeth replacement. Partial dentures don’t require that. Instead, they are held in with clasps and at the gum line with dental adhesive. However, that creates a result that isn’t 100% reliable. Dentures may slide when you talk or chew, creating a lack of confidence. Instead, our dental tooth implant in Albany New York avoids those negative aspects entirely. There are three steps. First is the surgical implantation of a titanium post, the new root. Your jaw bone grows around that post and fuses with it; a process that requires a few months to occur. A small support collar is then added, which will lead to an even more dependable new tooth. Finally, a tooth-colored crown is cemented to the post to complete our dental tooth implant in Albany New York.
With proper care, you can expect a dental implant to last a long time; perhaps even for life. Call us to schedule a convenient time to come in and be evaluated as a candidate for an implant.