Dental Implants in Gasport, NY

 

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If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth, your quality of life can be greatly impacted. Your ability to eat and chew your food comfortably diminishes; not to mention that you may begin to feel embarrassed about the appearance of your smile. 

At Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky, we offer traditional implants, and mini-implants, which are smaller in diameter than regular dental implants. We also utilize implant bridges by Teeth Tomorrow, which is an excellent solution for multiple tooth loss.  Dr. Kaplansky can help determine what type of implant is right for you.

If you are considering dental implants in Gasport, NY, we invite you to learn more about our dental practice and how Dr. Kaplansky uses this innovative treatment to better the lives of our patients. If you have questions about our treatment options at any time, please do not hesitate to call us today at (716) 772-7500.

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Dental implants are the preferred restorative treatment method of Dr. Kaplansky and many dentists across the country, and it is not hard to see why. Here are some of the reasons our patients choose dental implants:

  • Dental implants last longer than other dental restorations - Potentially a lifetime
  • Implants improve oral health
  • Implant posts help maintain the health of your jawbone
  • Implants are more secure than dentures - You do not use any messy denture adhesives
  • Your implant crown maintains the alignment of your teeth
  • You can eat everything you ate with your natural teeth

If you are interested in replacing your missing tooth with a Lockport dental implant, your treatment will start with a complimentary dental implant consultation and a thorough examination by Dr. Kaplansky. When you are ready to move forward with this evaluation, we encourage you to call our dental office at (716) 772-8631 to speak with a knowledgeable member of our team.

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Teeth Tomorrow provides full arch tooth replacement solutions with Prettau® Zirconia bridges. This material provides a smooth and natural-looking finish with an impeccable fit. Teeth Tomorrow is an ideal option for patients considering dentures as a tooth replacement option, who want the peace of mind that there won't be embarrassing slippage or movement of their appliance when they talk or eat.

If you're living with multiple compromised or missing teeth, contact our Lockport dental office today for more information on Teeth Tomorrow. 

Strong Candidates for Dental Implants

The ideal candidate for dental implants in Lockport has a good bone density in his or her jaw, has no signs of gum disease, and is in generally good dental health. If you have poor bone density, all is not lost! Dr. Kaplansky may recommend bone grafting, which he can complete right here at our Lockport dental office in a separate surgery prior to implant surgery.

We should also treat any gum disease to prepare you for implant surgery and ensure the success of your investment. If you currently have gum disease that is still in its early stages, we will work with you to reverse the condition before moving forward with the implant placement process. Mild gum disease can typically be reversed through diligent brushing and flossing and by visiting our dental office regularly for thorough professional cleanings.

If your gum disease is advanced, however, you may not be a strong candidate for dental implants. Advanced stages of gum disease can lead to bone and tissue loss in the mouth. If you are struggling with gum disease that is too far advanced for implants, Dr. Kaplansky will work with you to explore alternative treatment options.

For exceptional results and the best chance of implant success, we need to place dental implants in sites that are healthy and infection-free.

Personalized Dental Implant Treatment Plans

Every patient is different, which means Dr. Kaplansky takes a unique and individualized approach for every implant that he places. The general placement process, however, is the same for most patients. Read below to learn more about how we place your dental implant:

Placing the Dental Implant

During surgery, Dr. Kaplansky will place a titanium base in the bone of your jaw. This base is the actual “implant” portion of the treatment. Your natural bone will support the implant post and eventually heal around the metal in a process called osseointegration. This healing period typically takes a few months. During these few months, we leave the implant site alone to heal fully, and we do not work on the area any further.

dentist using an oral camera on his patientOnce the osseointegration is done, and your jawbone has fully fused to the implant, Dr. Kaplansky then places a lifelike crown on top of the implant post and above the gum line. This crown, which is typically made of porcelain, is designed to blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. The crown is the only visible portion of the entire implant. It is attached to the implant base using an abutment (attachment) piece that is hidden under the crown.

Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants can help prevent further bone loss. This is why dental implants are such a fantastic treatment option — they replace missing teeth while simultaneously protecting the remaining teeth. The titanium base of the implant stimulates the bone tissue to generate healthy cells in much the same way that your natural tooth roots do. Another advantage of dental implants is that they will not slip or slide in your mouth like a denture.

Mini Implants

Mini implants are similar to regular dental implants except that they are smaller in diameter. This may be a good option if you don’t have quite enough bone remaining in the jaw to support a traditional implant or if you need to replace a tiny missing tooth.

Mini implants are strong and durable and offer many of the same benefits as traditional dental implants. The advantages of mini implants include a shorter amount of time spent in surgery and faster recovery times. Mini dental implants in Gasport, NY may be an excellent treatment option for you. To learn more about Dr. Kaplansky’s mini dental implants, call us today!

Find Out More About Long-Term Tooth Replacement Now!

If you have gaps in your smile, you may not feel like you look your best. Missing teeth can also be detrimental to your dental health. We understand that losing teeth can be a very emotional experience, which is why we offer our Middleport, Gasport, Lockport, and Medina dental patients our high-quality dental implants as a treatment option. 

Is it time for you to replace your missing teeth? Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free dental implant consultation to find out more about tooth replacement! Our friendly staff is happy to answer all of your questions about our financing options, including CareCredit. Ask our team about our in-house dental savings plan, which can also save you money on specific procedures.

Gain peace of mind about your smile today by contacting Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky to learn more about dental implants. Please reach out at (716) 772-8631 today!