Having teeth missing can be hard on your self-esteem and overall look. Apart from affecting chewing, it can also cause significant oral health problems because the other teeth around the gap shift, tilt or extrude, while the bone underneath can start to shrink irreversibly. Our skilled team of dentists and specialists at Brockport Dental has expertise in prosthetic options ranging from conventional removable dentures to state-of-the-art fixed implant supported dentures (hybrids). Let us help you navigate this multitude of options.
A dental implant is a tooth replacement option that provides the closest feel to having a natural tooth. Implants are artificial tooth roots shaped like a screw, and surgically placed into the jawbone to secure an artificial tooth or a bridge. Implant restorations are stable and look just like your tooth. Unlike bridges, they do not rely on surrounding teeth for support but rather are placed into your jawbone by our qualified dentist and oral surgeon. The bone then connects with the artificial post and bonds it into place for a stronger, more durable restoration. The dental implant is then topped with a crown to complete your natural-looking smile.