Dental implants are the closest things you can get to having real teeth and is one of the main reasons why many people choose them when they need to replace missing teeth. Statistics from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry reveal that over 4 million people in the United States currently have dental implants, and approximately 500,000 implants are placed each year. Getting dental implants in Rochester, NY can be life-changing for anyone who has trouble eating due to missing or decayed teeth or for those who lack self-confidence due to their smile.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gums. Once these posts are placed, a dentist can then mount replacement teeth onto them. Because dental implants are placed into the jawbone, a patient must have strong bones to support the posts, as well as healthy gums.

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that can help to prevent future bone loss and stimulate bone growth. They don’t disrupt or damage adjacent teeth, which is another reason why people choose them over other teeth replacement options.

Types of Dental Implants

Since everyone’s mouth is different, dental implants come in a variety of types, heights, and sizes to accommodate all patients. If you are considering dental implants in Rochester, NY, Dr. Zahavi will ensure you are getting the best implant available on the market suitable for your exact needs.

Who Can Benefit from Dental Implants?

Dental implants are usually recommended for people who have had to have teeth removed due to an accident, injury, infection, or decay. If you’re missing teeth and don’t fix the problem promptly, the empty spaces in your mouth can lead to jawbone deterioration, shifting of adjacent teeth and other health problems.

Dental implants are incredibly durable and can last a lifetime if taken care of properly. They require the same care as your natural teeth.

Are You Considering Dental Implants in Rochester, NY?

If you’re missing teeth and want to improve your smile and oral health, you may be a candidate for dental implants. Dr. Zahavi at Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester has helped countless patients regain a confident and healthy smile. He uses 3-D CAT scan technology to place implants precisely and give patients the best outcome possible. To learn more about dental implants in Rochester, NY, call Dental Implants & Periodontal Health of Rochester today at 585-685-2005. Let Dr. Zahavi help you get the smile you deserve!

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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