Dental Implants

Hudson Dental Arts -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Hudson Dental Arts

General and Cosmetic Dentists located in Hudson, NY

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Hudson Dental Arts' highly trained dentists and licensed denturists offer dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Hudson, New York, Hudson Dental Arts' knowledgeable team can replace missing or severely damaged teeth so you can look and feel your best again. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post or frame that a dentist surgically attaches to your jawbone, beneath your gums. The metal post becomes a permanent base for a replacement tooth. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Your mouth will need a few weeks to heal after the post is in place. Once your mouth has fully recovered, your dentist will mount the replacement tooth on the post. The replacement tooth is called a crown. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.

These posts also help other dental work, like bridges and dentures, stay solidly affixed to your jaw.

Why are dental implants so popular?

In addition to looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Can last a lifetime with good care
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Ensure the health of your jawbone
  • Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
  • Help you talk casually and without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.

You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Your dentist discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.

Book an appointment online or call Hudson Dental Arts to take the first step toward a more confident smile.

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