Even people who are dedicated to great oral hygiene can suffer from tooth loss, sometimes because of an injury. But no matter the cause, missing teeth impair your ability to speak clearly, chew hard foods, and smile with genuine confidence.
In the past, the only restorative options that patients and doctors could rely on for replacing missing teeth were fixed bridges and partial or full dentures. While these options provide temporary relief, lasting an average of 7 to 10 years, and can restore some level of functionality and confidence, they place strain on existing teeth and can eventually lead to additional tooth loss. What’s more, they can’t do anything to prevent the bone loss that occurs when one or more teeth are lost.
That’s why Buffalo implant dentist Dr. DeRose offers dental implants. Besides being the most contemporary tooth-replacement option available today, dental implants also mimic nature’s design more closely than any other restorative option. Instead of just replacing the crown portion of what your smile is missing, they replace the crown and the root. Using prosthetic roots (or posts) made of titanium, Dr. DeRose can help his Buffalo patients enjoy a smile that looks and feels as natural as the one you once had.
Dental implants require two simple phases of treatment, one to account for each part of a dental implant. The first phase is the placement of the implant(s) in the location of the missing tooth. Once placed, your implant(s) will serve as the anchor for the restoration you’ll be receiving, whether it’s a single crown, a bridge, or a partial or full denture.
Several weeks afterwards (approximately six), the implant(s) placed by your periodontist or oral surgeon will have bonded to your jawbone. That’s all because titanium is a biocompatible metal. As a result, your implant(s) will stimulate the growth of new bone tissue, creating a firm, natural foundation that mimics nature.
Then, in phase two, Dr. DeRose will attach your natural-looking crown, bridge, or denture to the implant(s) your periodontist/oral surgeon previously placed. That will finish your restorative procedure. Finally, you can enjoy the restored functionality and appearance you’ve wanted for so long.
Dental implants are wonderful, because they can be used to restore just a single tooth, several teeth, or all of one’s missing teeth. Edentulous patients (those missing all of their teeth), love the reliability and comfort of implant-supported dentures. Another great attribute with this type of treatment, is that in most cases, dental implants last a lifetime.
Located in the Historic Allentown area of downtown Buffalo, NY, DeRose Dental provides leading-edge dentistry with a focus on exceptional service and care. Call our dental office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. DeRose. Our team looks forward to helping you discover your best smile. Serving Buffalo, Amherst, Williamsville and surrounding areas.