Dental Implant Dentist
At Stephen Ruchlin, DDS, in Rochester, NY, we offer quality care in dental implants dentistry. Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth. Not only can they improve your oral health, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
About Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can lead to bone loss or deterioration in your jaw. When your jaw is not being used to support your natural teeth it can begin to lose its strength and firmness. This can also make your face appear to sag or look sunken and sad. Dental implants can also help you retain your natural face shape and smile and protect healthy bone. Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants allow you to keep your teeth where they belong – in your mouth—and feel confident about your smile. No more worrying that your dentures might slip or fall out. No more worrying about what foods you can or cannot eat. Because dental implants are a fixed solution to missing teeth, you can brush, floss, eat and care for your teeth just like natural teeth.
Dental implants go in the jawbone, in the spot where your missing tooth root was, without impacting healthy teeth. They also help prevent healthy, adjacent teeth from shifting as they would if an empty space were left for an extended period of time.
Dental implants offer a more predictable solution than other repair and restoration methods. Dental implant treatment has a better track record of reliable, long-term successful outcomes than other treatments to repair or replace missing teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the closest you can get to healthy, natural teeth. When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone so that it can fuse with your natural bone and become a strong and sturdy foundation for replacement teeth. Implants can be used to replace an individual tooth or as a base for an implant-supported denture containing multiple teeth.