119 East Main Street Gouverneur, New York 13642

Answering Dental Implant Questions

Dental implants are high-quality restorations that replace one or more missing permanent teeth. Implants secure single dental crowns, dental bridges, and dentures, creating longer-lasting tooth replacements. We offer restorations secured by dental implants in Canton, NY, and help patients restore the full function and appearance of the smile.

Answering Dental Implant Questions

FAQs: Dental Implants in Canton, NY

Learn more about dental implant treatment with answers to commonly asked questions about implants and the implant process:

Do dental implants prevent bone loss?

Dental implants can prevent bone loss that can often occur when you lose permanent teeth. We will also recommend bone grafting treatment before implants for patients who have experienced jaw recession. Implants prevent bone loss because they fuse with the jaw bone tissue. The implant post and the bone tissue support one another, keeping restorations in place and replacing the

How long do implants last?

The titanium dental implant posts are permanent because they replace the tooth root. Patients may need to replace their dental crowns, bridges, or dentures over time, but the implant post should stay for many years. Once the implant anchor integrates into the jaw bone, it replaces the missing tooth root.

Can dental implants fail?

Dental implants have a success rate of 95 percent. Before implant treatment, we ensure that patients are in good oral health. We will also address problems like tooth decay and gum disease before treatment to ensure stable implant posts. Our team will also recommend that patients refrain from using tobacco products, as nicotine restricts blood vessels and can impact healing. If patients use tobacco products or develop problems like gum disease after implant treatment, their implants can fail.

Are dental implants removable?

Dental implants are not removable. Restorations like traditional dentures are removable but do not fully support the smile’s function. Implants replace missing tooth roots and integrate with the jawbone like natural ones. Once dental implants are fully healed, they should stay in the mouth forever. The implants are not removable, but patients who choose removable, implant-secured overdentures can benefit from implants and removable restorations.

How much are dental implants?

The cost of implant treatment varies from patient to patient. Your treatment cost will depend on how many implants you receive, what type of restoration your implants support, and if you require treatments like bone grafting beforehand. We will consult with you about your restorative needs and help you determine which type of implant-secured restoration will fit you.

Are you interested in dental implant treatment? Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Nicholas Gardner on our website. You may also call our dental office for a consultation today at (315) 203-1772. Please let us know if you have any questions about implants or your candidacy for implant treatment.


Nicholas F. Gardner, DDSGouverneur, NY Dentist119 East Main Street Gouverneur, New York 13642


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