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By Rose Dental Associates
January 10, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Missing Teeth  

For millions of Americans, missing teeth are a fact of life. Untreated decay, uncontrolled gum disease and accidental injury contribute to smiles that don't look or function as they should. At Rose Dental Associates in Albany, NY, your team of four dentists offers state of the art dental implants, the surest way to complete your smile, keeping it strong and attractive.

Missing teeth affect your whole smile

It's true. A smile gap creates a whole host of issues. The obvious problems are inefficient biting and chewing, slurred speech, poor digestion and lack of confidence when you speak and laugh publicly.

However, missing teeth impacts you in other ways you may or may not think of. These include:

  • A deteriorating jaw bone. Bone in the alveolar ridge of the jaw resorbs quickly after dental extraction because it is not stimulated, or exercised, by biting and chewing.
  • Shifting teeth and malocclusion Your remaining teeth inevitably move toward the smile gap. As they move, they weaken, and your bite worsens. Malocclusion not only changes the bite on the affected arch but also on the opposing arch of teeth. Dentists call this super- or overeruption.
  • Poor self-esteem Who wants to show a less than healthy smile? People tend to withdraw socially because of how their mouths look.

Your alternative to a gapped smile

It could be dental implants, true artificial teeth from root to crown. The single implant consists of a titanium screw surgically embedded in the jaw. After the treatment site heals and the bone bonds with the device (through osseointegration), your dentist attaches a post and crown to the dental implant.

In the Albany area, Rose Dental Associates offer real hope patients who suffer from the adverse effects of tooth loss. With a careful examination of your oral health situation, these expert dentists could recreate your smile--even if you need extensive tooth replacement with bridges or dentures.

Dental implants handle the most complex of restorative needs. When you receive your new teeth, you're assured of realistic physical appearance, efficient oral function, easy oral hygiene and a smile that can last you a lifetime.

Feel good and look great

At Rose Dental Associates in Albany, you can. Explore what dental implants could mean for your smile. Contact our office for an individualized consultation. Phone us at (518) 456-7673.

By Rose Dental Associates
September 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Most people think of missing teeth as a cosmetic problem. And while it is true that living with any degree of tooth loss can have a profound effect on your social life, professional prospects, and self esteem, tooth loss can also damage your oral health. The dentists at Rose DentalDental Implants Associates in Albany, NY, recommend dental implants for healthy adults looking for a comprehensive dental restoration that addresses the cosmetic and oral health issues caused by tooth loss.

Improve Your Smile and Oral Health with Dental Implants in Albany, NY

Dental implants consist of two parts: the implant and the cosmetic crown. In the first step, the dentist will surgically place the implant, a titanium biocompatible screw, in the socket of the missing tooth. The implant eventually fuses to the surrounding bone tissue in the gums through a process known as osseointegration, which secures the implant in place and helps to preserve bone density. Why does this matter? Bone loss is a major component of gum disease, which is still a leading cause of tooth loss according to the American Dental Association (ADA).

After a short healing period, the cosmetic crown is attached to the implant to complete the restoration. An implant can be used to replace a single tooth, or to support an entire set of dentures with just a few implants. Once in place they look, function and feel just like a natural tooth. Like natural teeth, implants require consistent oral hygiene and follow up dental care. With proper care, implants have a very high success rate and are a long term solution to tooth loss.

Find a Dentist in Albany, NY

For more information about dental implants and how they can help to restore your smile and oral health after tooth loss, contact Rose Dental Associates by calling (518) 456-7673 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today.