In many cases, your Gasport, NY dentists, Drs. Kaplansky and Smith, can place your dental implants immediately following tooth extractions. In fact, our dentists prefer this method over delayed placement due to shorter healing times and lower risks of bone loss. However, if you have an infection, placement may need to wait.
If Dr. Kaplansky determines that immediate placement of your dental implant will provide the best long-term result for you, he will place it immediately after your tooth extraction.
The entire process starts with a thorough exam and conversation in our dental office. Your dentist wants to see if implants will work for your smile needs and talk to you more about your smile goals.
The process itself includes surgical implantation of a tooth root replacement. Your dentist always makes sure the implant site is numb and that you are comfortable before starting the process. When this step is complete, your dentist attaches a dental crown over your replacement root to give you a new tooth.
If you do not have immediate tooth placement, your dentist may opt to provide your new crown after the root has integrated with the bone; this usually takes several months.
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We provide dental implants in all areas, including Lockport, Gasport, Terrys Corners, Wrights Corners, Carlisle Gardens, Hartland, and Highland Park.
And don't forget to ask your Lockport dentist about our special Zygoma dental implants, a possible solution for patients who have been told they are not a candidate for implant dentistry. We also offer Teeth Now, which combines dental implant technology with low-profile prosthetics like dental bridges.