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Dental Implants in Poughkeepsie

iillustration of dental implantDental implants are the premiere tooth replacement option currently available, and Dr. Larry Hamburg has provided dental implant restorations in Poughkeepsie for over 20 years. He works with the finest surgeons and materials and has had great success rebuilding smiles following tooth loss with implant dentistry.

Maybe you think of dental implants as being too expensive -- but did you know that they actually cost about the same as a bridge? That’s because when cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. Bridges must be replaced approximately every decade.

A Comprehensive Solution to Tooth Loss

Missing teeth and loose dentures make too many people sit on the sidelines and let life pass them by. However, treatment plans with implant dentistry help patients regain rich, productive lives. Dental implants can fill a single gap in the gums or replace a full row of missing teeth in the upper or lower jaw.

Traditional treatment options for tooth replacement -- dental bridges and full or partial dentures -- address the short-term cosmetic problem of missing teeth, but they do nothing to stop bone loss. But dental implants, like natural teeth, transmit chewing forces to the jawbone, which stimulates the bone to keep it healthy and whole.

Dental bridges also require that two or more healthy teeth be ground down to serve as abutments (posts), leaving the patient at a 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.

For their benefits in oral and overall health, many leading dental organizations and academic institutions now recognize dental implants as the standard of care for tooth replacement.

Benefits of Dental Implants

The advantages of replacing teeth with dental implants are numerous, and include…

Candidates for Dental Implants

The only way to truly know for sure whether or not dental implants are a possibility for your tooth replacement is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamburg. Patients who are eligible for dental implants are those who are in good oral and overall health. Diseases affecting the immune system can inhibit healing after the dental implant procedure and may affect a patient’s candidacy for dental implants.

If too much of the jawbone structure has been lost as a result of gum disease or the missing teeth, Dr. Hamburg may recommend a bone augmentation procedure to prepare your jaw for dental implants. Bone grafting or sinus lifts add volume to the bone and provide a sturdy anchor for the new tooth replacement.

Request an Appointment To Discuss Dental Implants

Are you interested in benefitting from the very best in tooth replacement? Dental implants are the only comprehensive solution currently available. Contact Hudson Valley Dental Arts to schedule a consultation for implant dentistry with Dr. Larry Hamburg today!

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