It is very important to replace missing teeth.  Patients in Schenectady, NY and surrounding areas trust Dr. Roy Oyangen to provide superior dental care, including placing dental implants.

What Is A Dental Implant?dental-implant-schenectady-ny

Dental implants are specially designed titanium screws that can support a crown, a fixed bridge or hold a denture in place.  In the medical field this same titanium material is widely used for hip and knee replacements. Dental implants serve as an artificial root as they are attached firmly to the bone and become anchors for single crowns, bridges, or removable dentures. Implants will never get cavities or become sensitive to hot or cold. Implants are natural looking, and can help you TAKE BACK YOUR SMILE!.

Why Do We Need To Replace Missing Teeth?

Replacing missing teeth is an important part of your dental health.  Not only are our teeth needed for chewing food, they also play an important role in our everyday use of speech. Even one missing tooth can cause you to become self- conscious about your appearance and even cause you to no longer enjoy your favorite foods.

Missing teeth lead to empty spaces which allow other teeth to move or “drift” out of their proper place and can cause misalignment when you chew or bite.  This misalignment can result in a  clicking or popping noise and can be a major factor in joint pain and even migraine headaches.

Fortunately, modern dentistry has developed a way to replace missing teeth.

Am I A Candidate For an Implant?

Before deciding you want an implant, there are a few things to take into consideration. A consultation with Dr. Oyangen will alleviate any questions or concerns you may have. During the consultation with our doctor, he will first perform an oral examination and then take a C.B.C.T. scan.This 3-D image will allow Dr. Oyangen to view the depth, height,  quality  and quantity of the bone and desired area the implant is to be placed. If conditions are optimal, we will review with you your current health status and lifestyle since and alcohol, tobacco use, and some autoimmune diseases can affect the success of the implant integration.

Implants and Bone Grafting

In some cases, a patient may be lacking sufficient bone in the desired implant area. For an implant to be successful there needs to be enough bone to hold it in place. With modern surgical techniques, we are now able to increase the amount of bone needed to assist in the dental implant procedure. This technique is called Bone Grafting. Dr. Oyangen can use either endogenous bone ( bone belonging to the patient) or artificial substitutes which integrate into the surgical placement site of the implant.

Dental Implants Procedure

After  Dr. Oyangen and you, the patient, decide an implant is the best option, the steps to begin the procedure can start.  The surgery itself usually does not interfere with normal life routines, however, Dr. Oyangen may place some restrictions on certain activities so planning ahead is a good idea.

Dr. Oyangen will utilize the dental laser to create a small pinhole in the gums and precisely place the implant in the designated area as directed by the C.B.C.T. scan. If bone grafting is needed it will be placed at that same time.

The implant needs to integrate and this can take anywhere from 4-6 months from the time of the surgery. During that time Dr. Oyangen will be monitoring the implant with quick follow up appointments. After the integration is complete Dr. Oyangen will place an abutment over the implant to support the final crown, bridge or removable denture. THE END RESULT WILL HAVE YOU SMILING.

We welcome you to contact Advanced Aesthetics Dentistry today to learn more about dental implants and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Roy Oyangen.