Dental Implants-Williamsville, NY
The Ultimate Answer to Missing Teeth
When you lose one or more teeth, it can have dramatic repercussions on not only your oral health, but your overall confidence and quality of life as well. While there have been traditional reconstructive solutions around for quite some time, many patients do not find them strong or lifelike enough to remind them of their natural, complete smile. Thankfully, a revolutionary alternative is now available – dental implants.
Dental implants are a popular and innovative treatment option that offers countless benefits to patients struggling with missing teeth, from renewed oral health to seamless cosmetic beauty to lifelike function. Better yet, Dr.Tytka, Dr. Lance Pozarny, and the rest of our dedicated team here at Amherst Dental Group can smoothly handle the entire procedure for you from beginning to end right here in our Williamsville, NY practice.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many valuable benefits when it comes to choosing dental implants as your reconstructive solution, including:
- A dental implant is the only reconstructive treatment that is designed to replace both the crown (the white portion that makes up your smile) and the root of a tooth. By providing a new tooth root under the gum line, patients have a dramatically minimized chance of experiencing jawbone deterioration as time goes on.
- Instead of requiring healthy teeth to be shaved down or entirely removed, individual implants can thrive in a lost tooth’s original socket, allowing the rest of your smile to be preserved.
- Implants are so similar to natural teeth that they do not even need to be treated any differently. This means that patients can brush and floss like normal as well as enjoy all their favorite foods.
- Studies have shown us that implants can last for 30 years, 40 years, or even for the rest of a patient’s life as long as they are cared for properly.
The Implant Process
If you are interested in choosing dental implants to bring back your smile, please contact us today to schedule an implant consultation! After an evaluation, our staff can determine where implants are the right solution for your unique smile, taking factors like jawbone density and overall oral health into consideration. Once we are confident in the procedure’s success, we will begin with the surgical placement of your new implant(s) into the gums. While many dental offices have to refer their patients to outside specialists for this portion, Dr. Tytka can now perform the placement right here in our Williamsville location for your comfort and convenience.
Once the surgical procedure is completed, the patient’s mouth will need time to heal. Additionally, the new implants must form a slow, gradual bond with the tissue and jawbone to eventually create a sturdy foundation for your restorations. This process usually takes a few months, but there can be a wide variation depending on the number of implants placed and the type of implant our team is using. Our team will be sure to keep you well-informed of your unique treatment and what you can expect every step of the way.
Indications for Dental Implants
Once your implant(s) have successfully created a strong bond with your jawbone, the final step of the process is to place brand-new, lifelike restorations on top.
Missing a Single Tooth
For patients missing a single tooth, a dental crown can be attached to an implant to fill in the lone gap in a smile. Unlike with a traditional bridge, this new tooth will not require the alteration of the surrounding teeth in order to stay in place, better preserving a patient’s natural smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If a patient is missing three or more teeth in a row, rather than replacing each one with an individual implant, we can instead use two implants to support a strong and reliable bridge. They will be positioned on either side of the gap and attached to as many prosthetic teeth that are needed to close it.
Missing All of Your Teeth
When replacing a large number of missing teeth, our team may recommend an implant-retained prosthetic. These prosthetics closely resemble traditional bridges and dentures, but they are designed to click securely over the placed implants, providing a much more confident and natural fit overall.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Because dental implants are able to help patients dealing with a wide spectrum of tooth loss, the overall cost of the procedure can vary quite a bit from person to person. Factors such as how many teeth a patient needs to be replaced, where they are located in the mouth, and which type of restoration is used can all influence the final price.
While dental implant restorations do tend to be more expensive than other traditional options, they are often the most cost-effective choice, and not just because of their superior function and aesthetics. Typically, regular bridges and dentures need to be completely redone every 7-10 years, compounding their cost, while dental implants can easily last for 30 or more. Over time, implants can actually help a patient save thousands in periodic maintenance and retreatments, not to mention countless hours spent in the dental chair.