Dental Implants Rochester NY

Missing a tooth can not only impact the health of your mouth, but it can also have an impact on your self-confidence. Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. When a missing tooth impacts that smile, you may not feel your best. Dental implants can help to restore your smile, confidence, and your oral health. If you’re considering dental implants in Rochester, NY, here are some things you should know:

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once the titanium posts integrate into the bone, an abutment is then attached so that a final crown can be placed as your new tooth. Although it can vary from patient to patient, the entire process is usually done in a few visits, usually over a period of three to six months.

To be a candidate for dental implants, you need to have sufficient jawbone to support the posts, as well as healthy gums.

Statistics from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry show that nearly three million people in the United States have dental implants. This number is expected to grow by 500,000 every year.

Are there Different Dental Implants Rochester, NY?

Dental implants can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth. Single tooth dental implants are often the top choice to replace a tooth because they can help to prevent future bone loss and don’t disrupt nearby teeth.  Dental implants can also replace multiple missing teeth by supporting porcelain bridges.

Dental implants are also carefully made to resemble your regular teeth closely. They also feel natural, which makes eating more comfortable.

Replacing a missing tooth with a bridge over the adjacent teeth in comparison to replacing it with a dental implant may increase the chance to develop a cavity in the supporting teeth.

Are You Looking for More Information on Dental Implants?

Dr. Zahavi has helped countless patients regain a confident and healthy smile with the use of dental implants. Dr. Zahavi uses 3D imaging technology to evaluate bone quality and to place the implant precisely to give patients the best outcome possible. Dr. Zahavi at Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester can provide more information on dental implants and will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

To learn more about dental implants in Rochester, NY, call Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester today at 585.685.2005.

 

Board Certified Periodontist

Dr. Thomas Zahavi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He completed his post-graduate periodontal education at the Eastman Dental Center at the University of Rochester in 2006.

Dr. Zahavi obtained his combined DMD and Master’s degree Summa Cum Laude from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1997). He then pursued a speciality program in Prosthodontics (the restoration and replacement of teeth), receiving the highest honors in the residency program (2001). In 2003 he relocated with his family to the USA in pursuit of a residency program in Periodontology at the University of Rochester/ Eastman Institute for Oral Health. He was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from the American Academy of Periodontology Foundation and honored with a research fellowship from a major dental implant company. He is a Board-Certified Periodontist (USA) and Prosthodontist (Israel). His clinical experience and training in the two specialities proves to be invaluable, especially in patients requiring comprehensive periodontal and implant treatments.

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