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Dental Implants Cohoes, NY

Replacing missing teeth has become a focus of modern restorative dentistry and today’s patients enjoy the many health benefits from new treatment options. Dental implants have been a “game changing” development in tooth replacement, providing natural functioning results that effectively replace the tooth and the tooth root.

Albany area restorative dentist Dr. Frederick Marra has extensive advanced training in implant dentistry and over 30 years of experience. He and his team at Capital Region Complete Dental Care and Implants can help you restore a beautiful, comfortable smile with all types of dental implants.

Why Choose Us?

icoi dentist cohoes nyDr. Marra is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantology, a status achieved as a result of extensive training and experience in placing dental implants. He has remained dedicated to advancing his knowledge and technique through continuing education and has incorporated the latest technology into his Cohoes dentist office.

We are one of few Albany area dentist offices offering cone beam CAT scans and IV sedation for the best possible patient experience and results with all types of dental implants.

About Dental Implants

dental implants albany nyDental implants are considered prosthetic teeth, designed to mimic both the tooth root for healthy bone retention and the missing tooth with a post and custom dental crown.

They can be used to replace a single missing tooth or to permanently secure a denture when all upper or lower teeth are lost.

The implant consists of 3 basic parts: the titanium post, a dental crown and an abutment that connects them. Dental implants can be placed without having to reduce the integrity of neighboring teeth as they are an independent restoration. This is another key benefit for your overall dental health.

All On Four

Dr. Marra also offers a procedure known commonly as “all-on-four”. This involves the use of as few as four strategically placed dental implants that secure a full upper or lower denture. In some cases, smaller implants are used for faster healing and treatment times.

Dental Implant Process

The process for placing dental implants is multi step and will take place over a period of several months. This is due to the time necessary for the bone and soft tissues to heal after the post is implanted.

Dr. Marra will explain all aspects of the your specific treatment plan, including expected number of visits, and completes all phases of the procedure in his Cohoes dentist office.

The first step is treatment planning using advanced digital technology, including CAT scans for high resolution, 3-D images of your jaw. This enables Dr. Marra to provide the most accurate placement possible for a comfortable and lasting result.

A period of 3-6 months is typically needed for complete healing of the bone before the impressions are taken to create a custom dental crown to be placed on the titanium post. At this time, and if necessary, the second piece of the implant, the abutment, will be attached.

Once complete, your dental crown will be permanently placed and your new dental implant will enable you to enjoy the best possible quality of life with a normal diet and speech.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants provide some important health benefits for the longevity of your natural smile as well as daily quality of life. Dr. Marra will discuss how choosing dental implants to replace your teeth will directly benefit your oral health and personal concerns during your consultation.

Benefits include:
  • Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
  • Avoids degradation of healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
  • Improves appearance of the smile and lower face
  • Patients can enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
  • No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”