Dental implants are ideal for patients who have one or more missing teeth and want a permanent and secure replacement. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post that is implanted into the jawbone, an abutment, and a dental cap, or crown. This restorative solution helps patients retain and create new bone structure.
Dr. Frederick Marra is a Cohoes, NY dentist who provides dental implant treatment for adults with one or more missing teeth. Prior to your dental implant treatment, Dr. Marra will assess your oral health and determine if dental implant treatment is right for you. Patients with gum disease, chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure, or those who already have dental restorations including dentures or a bridge can receive dental implants.
If you need a replacement dental bridge or denture, or already have a removable restoration, we can also help you stabilize your smile. In addition, we offer bone grafting for patients who may not have enough jawbone to support an implant.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many benefits that dental implants offer to patients. Dental implants:
- Look and feel like natural teeth: A dental implant will look, feel, and fit just like a natural tooth. Because they are surgically implanted into the jawbone, dental implants provide strength and stability.
- Help avoid bone loss: Multiple missing teeth or simply one missing tooth can lead to jawbone deterioration. However, dental implants can prevent further bone loss by stimulating bone growth.
- Improve speech: Removable dentures or dental bridges can slip or may not fit correctly, which can make it difficult to speak correctly. Permanent dental implants do not slip and allow patients to speak easily and clearly.
- Allow patients to eat without restrictions: Removable dentures and bridges have dietary restrictions. However, because dental implants are permanent and stable, they do not have any restrictions. Patients who receive dental implants do not have any dietary restrictions
Request a Consultation Today
Do you want a stronger, fuller, and more stable smile? Contact Dr. Marra by calling (518) 650-1930 or requesting a consultation with Dr. Marra on our website.