Lockport NY Dentist

COVID-19 - Coronavirus Notice


As per the recommendations of the American Dental Association, the CDC and the New York State Department of Health, we are suspending our full time office hours indefinitely until further notice. This is being done in the interest of public health, to protect our patients and team members and the health and the well being of their families. We are here to provide Emergency Care only on a case by case basis. We thank you for your understanding and support in these challenging times. Stay well and be safe.

Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, PLLC
Gasport, NY Dentist

What If the Dental Implant “Doesn't Take?”

Dental implants are not a recent innovation, and dentists have used them in their modern form since the early 1980s. In the last 30 years, dental implants have evolved into a very predictable and successful treatment for patients in Gasport, NY who want to replace missing teeth. Statistically, the impressive success rate of dental implants is between 97 and 99 percent, which makes them an excellent long-term investment.

Reasons a Dental Implant Won't Work

While dental implant failure is infrequent, certain conditions can create an environment in your mouth that's not conducive to the successful integration of your dental implant with the bone in your jaw. If you have an uncontrolled systemic disease such as thyroid disease, diabetes, some cancers, or infections, you may not be a candidate for dental implant placement at this time. Smoking and poor oral hygiene also put your dental implant at risk for failure. In the unlikely event that a dental implant fails, Dr. Kaplansky will remove it and replace it with another implant or suggest an alternative solution like a dental bridge.

If you're thinking about tooth replacement in Gasport, NY with dental implants, contact our office today so we can schedule an appointment with Dr. Kaplansky to see if you're a good candidate.

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