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Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Buffalo, NY are tooth root replacements for loose dentures or missing teeth. Looking for long lasting dental implants in Buffalo?  Then you’ve come to the right place. As men and women become more concerned with the aesthetic look of their teeth, dental implants are becoming more popular. In today’s dental society, implants are utilized to offer patients a foundation for new restorative teeth where natural teeth are missing or have been extracted. The implant offers the patient the opportunity to regain normal function of the tooth without being forced to resort to a bridge or a denture. Implants act like anchors or the foundation for the replacement teeth or to stabilize loose dentures. One benefit is replacing individual teeth that have been lost without anchoring to adjacent teeth as in the case of a dental bridge.

Do you have missing or extracted teeth?  How do you know if dental implants in Buffalo are right for you? Doctors Benjamin & Julia Oppenheimer like to take the time and care in explaining to each patient just how the procedure works and what they can expect from their teeth.  Once informed, patients can then decide if this is the right procedure for them.

The tooth structure has two main sections, the root and the crown. The root is the section of the tooth that is below the gum line. A dental implant acts as the restorative for this section of the tooth. The metal implant acts as an anchor in the jawbone.  Re-creating the dynamics of a real tooth helps patients to feel as if their implants are the real thing.

There are several steps involved in the dental implant procedure:

The first step of the procedure is surgical placement of the implant. Under regular dental anesthetic, the gum tissue is opened and the dentist places the implant into the jawbone. When this is achieved, the tissue is then sutured closed. There is not often significant discomfort with this procedure. This process can take from 1-3 hours depending on the number of implants being placed.

Once put in place, the implant will be left untreated for a period of 3-6 months. During this time, the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration. A removable crown may be utilized during this time period to allow for chewing and to preserve the cosmetic appearance.

Once the allotted time period has passed, the next step in the Buffalo dental implant process is to attach an abutment to the tooth. This is achieved by exposing the top of the implant and placing the abutment; this is the part of the implant that will support the final crown.

Finally, the last step involves an impression that is taken of the implant, which leads to a final restoration being crafted. This restoration will be comfortable and cosmetically pleasing. Your completed implant will be fully functional, allowing you to resume normal activities.

Benefits of Dental Implants in Buffalo:

  • The implant will osseointegrate (bond) with the existing bone
  • The new implant will support your teeth firmly and safely
  • Your new implants are aesthetically pleasing
  • You will no longer have embarrassment during talking or eating confidently.
  • The dental implant will prevent progressive bone atrophy
  • Implants have a proven scientific basis

When it comes to dental implants in Buffalo, experience counts. Doctors Benjamin & Julia Oppenheimer have the knowledge and expertise that will put patients at ease.  Call today and find out if the dental implant procedure is right for you.

The Dental Implant has 3 pieces.

  • Implant Body – The anchor that goes in the bone
  • Abutment – A short post that screws into the implant body and goes through the gums into the mouth. This allows a tooth to be cemented on top of the implant or a denture to be cemented on.
  • Restoration – Crown, Bridge or Denture etc.

One important thing is that multiple implants can be used when needed to replace a whole mouth of teeth or a section of teeth. Also, the implants come in many shapes and sizes like Mini Dental Implants.