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Dental Implants Specialist

Chauvin Family Dentistry

Family Dentistry located in Saratoga Springs, NY & Clifton Park, NY

Dental specialists place approximately five million dental implants in the United States every year. If you have a missing tooth, Chauvin Family Dentistry can give you a new customized replacement that works just as well as your natural tooth did. The dentists in the Saratoga Springs and Clifton Park, New York, offices restore dental implants using the latest state-of-the-art technology to give you a beautiful and functional new tooth. Call either office, or use the online scheduler for an appointment today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a two-part device used for tooth replacement. The bottom part of the dental implant, which replaces your tooth roots, is a biocompatible titanium post. The post, which is placed in your jawbone, connects to a custom crown or other prosthetic tooth replacement option. 

Dental implants permanently replace your missing teeth. While you have to remove and clean conventional dentures every day, your dental implants never leave your mouth. They’re anchored in place much like your healthy natural teeth are. 

Dental implants can secure one tooth, a group of teeth (a bridge), or even a row of dentures based on your needs. 

Why would I need a dental implant?

If you’re missing a tooth (or many), dental implants can be a good tooth replacement option. 

There are a few reasons that you shouldn’t leave a gap in your smile after a tooth extraction. An empty socket allows room for your other teeth to shift. This shifting could lead to an uncomfortable change in the way your teeth fit together and increase your risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay. 

Leaving a tooth socket unprotected also makes you vulnerable to gum tissue shrinkage, muscle wasting, and bone loss over time. These changes can contribute to facial sagging and may even contribute to problems like temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. 

By restoring your tooth with a dental implant, you avoid all of these issues and get a well-functioning and beautiful new tooth as well. 

What does the dental implant process involve?

First, you’ll see your Chauvin Family Dentistry provider for any necessary extractions and for implant planning. 

Next, you'll be referred to an oral surgeon or periodontist to get the implant post. After a period of healing, your jawbone fuses with the post. Your dentist works closely with your specialist during this period. 

Then, you’ll return to the Chauvin Family Dentistry office so your dentist can design a tooth replacement. Your dentist then attaches your new tooth to the dental implant to complete your restoration process. 

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants offer several advantages, including:

  • Permanent tooth replacement
  • Facial muscle support to maintain a youthful look
  • Maintain your tooth positions and bite
  • Prevent bone and tissue loss
  • No dietary restrictions

Chauvin Family Dentistry uses the dental industry’s top technologies to offer you attractive and functional dental implant restorations. Learn more by calling the office nearest you or using online booking.