Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you want a more uniform, balanced smile? Ask us about dental implants. Dr. Nicholas Gardner provides patients with dental implants in Gouverneur, NY. Implants are a dental restoration that not only improves the look of the smile but patients’ overall oral health as well. This is because dental implants become a part of patients’ smiles. Implants support tooth and gum health and can help prevent shifting teeth, decay, and other dental problems caused by missing teeth.
Dental Implant FAQs
Many patients may have these questions about dental implants:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are the most durable option for patients with one or more missing teeth. This is because they are made of titanium. Implants also offer stability to patients and restore the full function of the bite. When compared to removable dental bridges or dentures, implants require less rebasing or repairs. Because dental implants are capped off with dental crowns, they blend in with the smile and any remaining natural teeth.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are permanent restorations. Once a dental implant fuses with the jaw bone tissue, it stays in place. Implants can easily replace an adult tooth for many years to come. Patients will need to continue to care for their teeth and gums to ensure that their implants are permanent.
Can dental implants fail?
Dental implants have a success rate of 95%. However, sometimes implants can fail. Patients who smoke need to stop using tobacco products during their implant treatment. This is because nicotine slows down the healing process. Implants typically fuse to the jaw bone during a 3 to 6 month period called osseointegration. Patients who develop or already have tooth decay or gum disease are at an increased risk of implant failure. Any dental problem that affects the health of the teeth or gums will affect the stability of the implant.
Request a Dental Consultation
Do you want to restore your lost teeth? If you are a new patient of Dr. Gardner, call (315) 203-1772. Current patients may call (315) 287-7900. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Gardner on our website.