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Posts for: January, 2016

By Kent B. Molino, DDS, PC and Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS
January 20, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Find out if you could be a great candidate for this tooth loss solution.

It’s always a tough decision figuring out what tooth restoration you should consider to replace your missing tooth or teeth. Tooth loss can be a devastating loss but your Niskayuna, NY family dentists Drs. Kent B. Molino, DDS, and Dr. Todd L. Vaccaro, DDS, are here to Dental Implantshelp you determine whether implants are the right choice for your smile.

Are you missing one or more teeth?

There are many options when it comes to replacing missing teeth. You may think implants are only meant for those looking to replace a single tooth, but implants are much more versatile than that. In fact, they can replace a whole set of teeth, implants are durable enough to support a complete set of dentures.

Are you looking for a long-term solution?

Some patients are looking to stay within a specific budget while other patients just want to restore their smile quickly. But if you are looking for a new smile that could last you the rest of your life then you’ll want to talk to your dentist in Niskayuna about getting implants. Because implants actually meld with your bone and tissue they are the only tooth replacement option that actually becomes part of your natural jawbone. If cared for properly, your new implant could last the rest of your life.

Are you in good health?

This is one of the first things we will determine when you come in for a consultation. After all, what good is a dental implant if it fails? Ideal candidates will have optimal general and oral health. This means no uncontrolled gum disease, cavities or untreated chronic health problems like diabetes. You also shouldn’t be dealing with any treatments or taking any medications that suppress your immune system. Because you will require multiple surgeries we want to make sure that your body is strong enough to heal itself effectively and efficiently.

This also means that you shouldn’t be a smoker. Smokers are far more likely to deal with implant failure than non-smokers. If you are a heavy or long-term smoker who really wants to get implants then it’s time to strongly consider ditching the habit before getting your brand new smile.

Ready to take the next step toward a healthier smile? Then it’s time you called our Niskayuna dentists about implants. We would be happy to sit down with you and determine if you are the perfect candidate for this treatment. Schedule an appointment with us today.