Implants

 

Dental Implants in Geneseo, NY and Batavia, NY

Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements which provide a wide range of tooth replacement solutions, including:

  • Single tooth replacement
  • Anterior replacement
  • Posterior replacement
  • Full upper replacement

Dental implants go in the jawbone in the spot where your missing tooth root was. These implants can help restore beauty and a more natural look to your smile. Leaving this gap unfilled with an implant can open your mouth to infection or more serious issues. Take a look at some benefits below.

  • Dental implants can also reduce the load on the remaining oral structures or teeth by offering independent support and retention to crowns, bridgework and overdentures.
  • Dental implants preserve natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional bridgework.

The consequences of losing a tooth can be severe unless taken care of with modern dentistry. Losing a tooth can affect function, health, and facial aesthetics. When you lose a tooth, the lack of stimulation can cause loss of alveolar bone — its external width, then height, and ultimately bone volume. As the bone loses width, it also loses height, then width and height again. Your gum tissue will also gradually decrease, along with the ability to chew and to speak. Dental implants can help to prevent these issues.

Types of Implants

  • The Root Implant—by far, the most popular—is the most effective because it mirrors the size and shape of a patient's natural tooth. This implant is often as strong as the patient's original tooth. The implant or artificial root is placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia, then allowed to heal and integrate with the bone. Once the healing process is completed, and the jawbone is attached to the implant, the patient returns to the dental office where the implant is fitted with the new tooth. This process generally takes anywhere from three to eight months.
  • The Plate Form Implant is ideal in situations where the jawbone is not wide enough to properly support a root implant.
  • The Subperiosteal Implant is used when the jawbone has receded to the point where it can no longer support an implant.

Contact us for Dental Implants from Avon, Livonia, Mount Morris, Hornell, Lima & Beyond!

To work with an experienced and talented dentist in Geneseo, NY, get in touch with our office to make an appointment that is convenient for your schedule.

Before determining if implants are right for you, our dentist will perform a thorough examination to assess the state of your oral health and monitor any issues you may be having.

Call now to see if you can benefit from dental implants, and start living in comfort once more.