Patient’s often have a lot of misconceptions regarding dental implants. Often, implants are viewed as painful, prohibitively expensive or experimental. Actually, dental implants are a wonderful way to replace missing teeth. A dental implant has one of the highest success rates of any dental procedure. They are often restored painlessly, without a single injection and cosmetically they can be difficult to differentiate from your natural teeth. Maybe most importantly, a single tooth can be replaced without damaging the adjacent natural teeth. In the example below, the patient was missing a single tooth and had it replaced with an implant. The silver cap seen in the first photo is known as a healing cap and allows the gums to heal. In the second photo, an abutment is placed to allow for the final crown cementation. The final photo shows a restored implant after months of function. If you or someone you know could benefit from dental implants, let one of our dentists help. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable dentists would be glad to sit down and discuss this procedure with you.
All photos published to this blog are actual patients of Saratoga Springs Dentists. This case was completed by Dr. Gregory P. Dodd.