Dental Implants in Buffalo, NY

If you are suffering from missing teeth the best cosmetic dentistry procedure to fix your smile would be dental implants.  They are designed to provide a foundation for teeth replacement that feel, function and look like natural teeth.  Several studies on crowns and bridges on teeth found an average 9-10 year life expectancy. Conversely, it is well documented that dental implants last for decades.

Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for tooth loss and can help patients keep a confident smile and maintain dental health. Dental implants can dramatically improve your smile! With them, people all over the Buffalo area are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.  We specialize in restoring smiles with affordable implants, designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Under the direction of Dr. Margaret Pazzaglia, we use top dental implant brands such as NobelBiocare. Our goal is to harmonize the cost of dental implants at the highest quality standards.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

  • Function, feel and look of natural teeth
  • No longer having to rely on denture adhesives
  • The ability to bite and chew naturally
  • Stops bone deterioration which prevents premature aging
  • No impact on the adjacent teeth
  • Never having to worry about decay or needing a root canal
  • Proven long term success for patients of all ages
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The Implant Process

Dental implants are posts made of titanium that will replace the natural roots of the tooth and support a prosthetic tooth.  Those posts are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing.  The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A replacement tooth (crown) is made and attached to the metal post, giving you a restoration that is very much like your natural tooth. Implants can also be used to secure bridges and dentures when more than one tooth is missing.

When a tooth is removed or is lost, bone that previously surrounded the tooth begins to quickly reshape during healing. This results in a horizontal and vertical “dip” in the bone that can change the shape of the person’s face.  If you have a fractured or decayed tooth that needs to be extracted, in certain cases a dental implant may be placed at the time of the tooth extraction. However, if your fractured or decayed tooth is infected or there is not enough bone to support the implant, immediate dental implant placement is not advisable. Instead, a regeneration procedure aimed at re-growing the lost bone will be completed, and implant placement will be postponed by 3-4 months.


What is a dental implant? 

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made out of metal. It is inserted underneath the surface of the gums and is used for holding and supporting a replacement tooth.

Is the dental implant procedure painful? 

When you have a dental implant installed, we will give you a local anesthetic so that you do not feel any sort of pain throughout the procedure. After the implant has been placed and the anesthetic wears off, the level of discomfort experienced by patients may vary. Most people feel a mild to moderate amount of pain, similar to getting a tooth pulled.  

How long do dental implants last for? 

If you take care of your teeth and keep up with routine oral care, your dental implant can last you your entire life. If you do not properly care for your dental implant, you can develop peri-implantitis.

What is peri-implantitis? 

Peri-implantitis is a serious condition that causes bone loss and soft tissue inflammation around a dental implant due to a buildup in plaque around the artificial tooth. You can prevent peri-implantitis by taking care of your dental implants as you should your natural teeth and keeping up with your periodic dental cleanings. 

Will my dental insurance cover dental implants?

Some dental insurance policies cover dental implants, but you will need to check with your insurance provider to be certain. 
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