Dental Implants Vs. Dentures
posted: Dec. 10, 2021.
Dr. Kent Molino, Dr. Todd Vaccaro, and Dr. Megan Curran help patients of all ages who are missing teeth. Vaccaro Family Dentistry offers dental implants in Niskayuna, NY to replace missing teeth, restore oral health, and get your smile looking beautiful again! Dental implants and dentures both replace missing teeth, and your dentist can advise what option will be best for you. Keep reading about these tooth replacement options and come see us for dental implants in Niskayuna, NY.
Dental implants in Niskayuna, NY
Dental implants are a great restorative option for missing teeth because they are strong and the crowns used to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. When you have a missing tooth the jaw bone in the area can become compromised, and other teeth in the area can shift, changing your bite and causing many other dental problems.
When you get an implant you have minor surgery to place the implant post. Then you heal for a period of several weeks while a process called osseointegration takes place. Your jaw bone heals around and fuses to the implant, making it strong. During this time you wear a temporary tooth cap and your custom crown is made for you. At a final appointment, your permanent crown is placed and you leave with a new tooth!
Dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option for single teeth, but for some patients missing multiple teeth, the smarter option is to replace teeth with full or partial dentures. Dentures use your gums and natural suction to anchor your new teeth, and dentures are better for some patients because their jaw bone cannot support an implant. Modern dentures are lightweight and comfortable, so some patients choose them because they are removable, convenient, and more affordable than dental implants. To find out which tooth-replacement option is best for you, consult your dental implant dentist in Niskayuna, NY.
Vaccaro Family Dentistry can help when you are missing teeth! Dr. Molino, Dr. Vaccaro, and Dr. Curran replace teeth with dental implants to make your smile whole again and keep your mouth healthy! Contact us for an appointment at 518-377-3628.