If you have lost or are on the verge of losing a tooth, ask the team at The Buffalo Dental Group about dental implants. For this restorative dentistry solution, a tiny titanium screw is placed into the socket of an absent tooth. Eventually, the dental implant will combine with the bone and gum tissue in the area to create a stable, artificial tooth root. This is then utilized to anchor a realistic-looking dental crown. After the entire procedure is completed, you'll have a seemingly intact row of teeth.
It's vital to your oral health to replace any missing teeth. When a tooth is lost, other teeth along the jawline can shift to fill in the area. Jaw decay can also occur because the bone in the area recognizes that there is no longer a tooth to support. Dental implants can revitalize the jaw and create a natural barrier to prevent the other teeth from shifting. The Buffalo Dental Group wants to restore your self-image and oral health with dental implants.
A dental implant is a small, titanium screw that is used to anchor a ceramic crown in place. The Buffalo Dental Group can examine your jaw’s bone density to determine whether you'd be a viable candidate for the procedure. A strong jaw is needed for successful dental implantation. Don't worry - your Buffalo Dental Group team has your best interests in mind during every step in this procedure. Once it has been determined that you qualify for this treatment, we will plan for the next stage in the process.
After your dental implant has been placed and fused sufficiently with the bone and gum tissue, you should be ready for your custom-made restoration! This is the final part of your dental implant procedure. The Buffalo Dental Group will attach a permanent crown to your implant, creating the look of an actual tooth. You'll soon be able to eat like normal and smile with confidence once more.
Fortunately, dental implants can actually be used to replace any number of missing teeth, from just one all the way to an entire arch. Our team will recommend one of the following restorative options based on your particular needs:
Unlike with a traditional bridge, where the teeth surrounding the missing one have to be filed down to hold the prosthetic, a single implant root and crown can be fitted into the smile without disturbing any of the remaining dental structure.
Multiple implant crowns and even an implant-supported partial denture can close the gaps left by nonconsecutive missing teeth, and just two implant roots can support a bridge that holds up to three replacement teeth in a row.
All it takes is just four to six specially placed dental implants to support a full denture. Implant-retained dentures not only fit much more securely than traditional removable ones, but they also restore more of the bite force, enabling patients to eat pretty much whatever they like without having to worry about their prosthetic shifting.
Most dental practices have to refer their patients to an outside specialist in order to have their dental implant roots placed, forcing patients to bounce between different offices and hope that both doctors are able to coordinate correctly. Instead, at The Buffalo Dental Group, our team has the advanced training to complete the entire procedure in-house. From your initial consultation all the way to when you walk out of our office with your fully rebuilt smile, you’ll work with the same dentist and team that you trust.
Because dental implants are able to help patients dealing with a wide range of tooth loss, there is no fixed price for the treatment. How many implants are needed, what kind of restoration is used, and several other factors can all influence the cost. Before beginning your treatment, our team will go over all relevant pricing information so you’ll know exactly what you’ll be expected to pay.
While dental implants do require a larger initial investment compared to more traditional options, they usually end up saving patients money in the long run. While regular bridges and dentures typically need to be replaced every five to seven years (compounding their lower price), dental implants can often last for three decades or more, meaning a patient will literally save thousands in maintenance treatments.