Dr. Hamburg has been certified for more than 20 years in this procedure. He will work with the finest surgeons and materials and have had great success with their implant procedures. What often surprises patients is the knowledge that, in many cases, the cost of this procedure is the same as that of a bridge.
Dental technology has never been better than it is right now. Osseo-integrated implants have given us the option to replace missing teeth with replacements that are as good as the original equipment.
Missing teeth and loose dentures make too many people sit on the sidelines and let life pass them by. However, today's modern treatment plans can replace everything from a single missing tooth to a completely missing arch.
Traditional treatment options for tooth replacement—Crown & Bridge and full or partial dentures—address the short-term cosmetic problem of missing teeth, but do nothing to stop bone loss. Crown & Bridge also requires that two or more healthy teeth be ground down to serve as abutments (posts) for a bridge, leaving them at greater risk for cavities and possibly the need for endodontic treatment. If the original abutment teeth fail, more healthy teeth must be sacrificed to serve as anchors, while you continue to lose bone beneath the bridge. With dental implants, however, the healthy teeth are left alone. Dental implants, like natural teeth, also transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, which reduces bone loss. This is why many leading dental organizations and academic institutions now recognize dental implants as the standard of care for tooth replacement.
Visit Hudson Valley Dental Arts and learn what makes our practice unique. Dr. Hamburg provides high-quality family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry to patients from the Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, Wappingers Falls, Pleasant Valley, and Beekman areas. We’re enhancing lives one smile at a time!