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By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
July 11, 2019
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Dental Implants  

If your smile's tooth loss makes you feel like frowning and the thought of dentures brings you down, implants can keep you feeling confident and comfortable. Designed to look, feel, and function like real teeth, implants are a great way to restore your smile to its original glory. Read on to learn how Drs. Kent Molino and Todd Vaccaro in Niskayuna can improve your smile with the help of dental implants.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are metal posts that are placed under the gums, a position that allows them to naturally fuse with the jawbone to create an artificial tooth with unmatched look and feel.

Implants come in two types: endosteal (made of titanium and placed in the jawbone) or subperiosteal (which are affixed on or above the jawbone). If your jawbone is unable to support dental implants, your Niskayuna dentist may perform a ridge expansion, sinus lift, or bone augmentation to accommodate them.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Unlike dentures, dental implants stay in place. That means no shifting or slipping, embarrassing/inconvenient false tooth removal, or sticky, messy adhesives.
  • Dental implants are attractive, giving you an even, straight, and shiny smile.
  • While dentures can cause you to mumble or slur your words, dental implants are permanent and won't impact your speech.
  • Dental implants are comfortable. They stay in place and become part of your mouth, not an implement that needs to be inserted and removed.
  • You can eat like normal. Whereas dentures can shift around and make chewing difficult, dental implants are securely attached.
  • Implants last a long time. They are built to be durable for decades, and possibly a lifetime.
  • Oral hygiene is easier. You can brush, floss, and rinse just like you would with your original teeth.

Give us a call

If you are considering dental implants, schedule a consultation with Todd Vaccaro, DDS, in Niskayuna at (518) 377-3628 today!

By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
March 12, 2019
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Family Dentist  

Discover the unique advantages of turning to a family dentist in Niskayuna, NY.

Are you wondering where to take the entire family for routine dental checkups and cleanings? Want to make getting dental care for Familyeveryone easier? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy when you turn to our Niskayuna, NY, family dentists Dr. Kent Molino and Dr. Todd Vaccaro.

Comprehensive Dental Care

A family dentist is unique because they are able to provide all patients with the dental care they need in one convenient location. So, no matter whether your children need a dental cleaning or you require more specialized treatment such as dental implants or orthodontic treatment, we can offer it all right here at our practice. Now you don’t even have to bring your children to a separate dentist in order to get the proper dental care for everyone. Your whole family can visit us.

Ease of Scheduling

We know that your family is busy. From work to after-school activities, your schedule is already jam-packed. The last thing that should be stressful or make your life more complicated is finding a time to schedule cleanings for the whole family. Luckily, a family dentist can work with your schedule to find the perfect time for the whole family to come in.

Continued, Trustworthy Care

When you turn to our dental practice in Niskayuna, NY, you’ll receive the same compassionate, dedicated and individualized care you always have. From the moment your child comes to us until they grow up into teenagers and then full-fledged adults. We love creating strong doctor-patient relationships to provide you with the respect and quality medical care you can always expect.

Is it time to schedule cleanings for the whole family? Do you have questions about the different dental services we offer here in Niskayuna, NY? If so, don’t hesitate to call our office today.

By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
August 29, 2017
Category: Dental Care
Tags: Family Dentistry  

Every member of your family should feel confident about the dental care they receive.Family Dentistry

Going to visit the dentist shouldn’t feel like an inconvenience. After all, this is something that is necessary for everyone, even if you brush and floss regularly and maintain good oral health. Our Niskayuna, NY, family dentists Dr. Kent Molino and Dr. Todd Vaccaro make it easy for everyone in your family to get the care they deserve whenever they need it.

Here are just some reasons why you may want to turn to a family dentist:

They Care for the Whole Family

Family dentists can provide thorough, tailored dental care to all members of the family no matter their age. Now you can choose a one-stop shop for all of your family’s dental needs instead of having to choose multiple doctors.

Save Yourself the Time and Money

We know that everyone’s time is valuable and that you don’t want to spend those precious hours going from one dentist to the next. Why not choose just one dentist in Niskayuna, NY, that can give your whole family everything they need to maintain healthy smiles?

From preventive dental care to restorative treatment to getting dentures made, we offer it all so that you don’t have to waste precious time or money running around to several different dentists.

Get a Dental Education

Family dentists love to make sure that patients understand how to properly care for their smiles to prevent decay and gum disease. One way to do this is to provide the education that all patients need, from proper brushing techniques to whether fluoride treatment is the best way to protect against cavities.

A family dentist will want to make sure that everyone in your family understands the best approach for taking care of their teeth and gums. By coming into our office you’ll leave knowing what good dental habits you’ll want to adopt.

Whatever brings you into our Niskayuna, NY, family dental office, know that everyone will get the proper and individualized dental care they need. Whether you are faced with a dental emergency or you just need to schedule a regular cleaning, we are here for you.