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Protect Your Health with Dental Implants

Grey-haired man smiling outdoorsTooth loss can not only detract from the appearance of your smile but also put you at risk of developing serious health issues. Dental implants offer a durable tooth replacement solution that can benefit many aspects of your health and well-being. These small posts are composed of safe, biocompatible materials which are inserted into the jawbone to provide a stable foundation for crowns, dentures, and dental bridges. Dr. Brian Hirschfield leads our team with a holistic approach that focuses on full-body wellness through preventive care. As such, he always strives to proactively treat conditions that may lead to tooth loss. However, if you are missing one or more teeth, he can provide complete dental implant care at our Lakeville, NY, office to restore your oral health and overall quality of life.

Dental Implants Offer Long-lasting, Superior Results

Decades of research has proven that dental implants are the superior form of restoration for tooth loss. We provide implants for patients missing one, or several of their teeth. 

Understanding the Negative Effects of Tooth Loss

Losing even a single tooth can have a significant impact on your oral health and overall well-being in several ways: 

Misalignment
When a tooth is lost, it leaves behind a gap in your bite. The surrounding teeth will eventually begin to shift, merging into this open space. This can cause your smile to become misaligned. This can not only cause excessive wear on certain teeth and misalignment of the jaw but it can also detract from the appearance of your smile.
Jawbone Atrophy
Without tooth roots to stimulate the jawbone, it begins to recede shortly after a tooth has fallen out. As the jawbone recedes, it no longer provides the necessary support to surrounding teeth, which leads to further tooth loss. If you have experienced notable jawbone atrophy, we may need to perform a bone grafting procedure before you can receive dental implants.
Self-Confidence
Tooth loss can take a toll on your self-esteem. These changes in your smile can cause your teeth to become crooked and your cheeks to appear hollow, drastically affecting your appearance. You may also experience difficulty enunciating as teeth shift, which can make you feel embarrassed.
Malnutrition
Gaps in your smile or complete tooth loss can affect your ability to chew effectively. This may lead to substantial changes in your diet, including reduced consumption of fruits and vegetables. Over time, this can cause you to become malnourished and increase your risk of a variety of health issues.

A critical component of Dr. Hirschfield's approach to dentistry focuses on disease prevention, however, he also strives to provide the best possible solution to address these conditions once they have manifested.

How Implants Benefit Your Oral Health

As a holistic dentist, Dr. Hirschfield meticulously designs treatment plans to best serve your overall health. He highly recommends dental implants for qualifying patients as they have long been the gold standard for replacing missing teeth. Implants offer many health benefits such as: 

  • Preservation of jawbone tissue
  • Restored dental function 
  • Protection of periodontal health

Additionally, many dental implant treatments can be provided without altering the surrounding teeth, maintaining their natural strength and structure. 

Safe, Effective Treatment 

Dr. Hirschfield employs the latest technology to provide precise, personalized dental implant care. After determining that you are a good candidate for this procedure, we will use cone beam scans to create detailed 3-D images of your jaw. This will allow him to identify the ideal locations for your implants.

Dental implants offer a durable tooth replacement solution that can benefit many aspects of your health. 

During the placement procedure, we will create small incisions in your gums and place the implants directly into the jaw. Over the next three to six months, your dental implants will fuse with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. We can then attach your denture, crown, or bridge, restoring full form and function to your smile. 

Implants are placed directly in the bone to offer an incredibly durable foundation for your crown, bridge, or denture.

Investing in Your Health

While dental implants can substantially increase the cost of your restorative treatment, it should be a considered an investment in your health and overall quality of life. 

Completely Restore Your Smile

If you have lost one or more teeth, or have been told you need an extractioncontact us online or call (585) 346-3028 today to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants. You can rely on Dr. Hirschfield and our team to provide you with personalized care that provides a long-term solution to protect your oral health. 

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The staff is extremely capable, cheerful and team-oriented. The health of my teeth and the quality of my smile are their focus. They are experts at what they do."

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