Do you want to replace your missing or lost teeth for a fuller smile? Dental implants can restore one or more missing teeth. This versatile dental restoration prevents shifting and overcrowding teeth. Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. During dental implant treatment, the titanium implant post is inserted into the jaw bone. After a healing period of 3 to 6 months, during which the implant fuses to the bone, the post is capped off with the abutment and dental crown. Our crowns are made of porcelain ceramic and look just like natural teeth.
Dr. Frederick Marra provides dental implant treatment to his patients in Cohoes, New York at Capital Region Complete Dental Care and Implants. Many patients may have questions about implant treatment. Learn the answers to common questions about implants below:
Dental Implant FAQs
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants provide durability and longevity. Patients who undergo treatment find they have improved speech, appearance, and oral health. Placing dental implants can also stop problems caused by missing teeth, including shifting teeth, overcrowding, tooth decay, and bite misalignment.
What is the success rate for dental implants?
Although the success rate of implants can vary from patient to patient, implants have an average of a 90 to 95 percent success rate. Of course, this is dependent on the patient. Your success rate will be higher if you maintain your oral health and visit our office for routine cleanings and examinations.
Can you receive dental implants immediately after a tooth extraction?
For some patients, we can perform dental implant treatment right after tooth extraction. This is dependent on your oral health and implant needs. During your consultation with Dr. Marra, he will help determine if you are a candidate for this type of treatment.
Are dental implants painful?
During the implant procedure, we use anesthesia to numb the treated area. Following treatment, we will provide you with prescription pain medication. You will feel sore after the implant procedure, but excessive pain is abnormal. Please contact us if you feel severe pain after your procedure and we will help.