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Rochester Dentist, Dentist in Rochester, NY

Crossbridge Dental, PC

 

Gretchen M. Palmer, DDS ~ General Dentist

 

585-427-2620

Dental Implants
 

                        
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.

The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months and begins by seeing a specialist who places the implant into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.

The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration.

After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. We  will send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.

 
 
 
We proudly offer dental implants at our convenient location in Rochester, NY. Quality dental implant restorations provided by Dentist Gretchen Palmer and staff at our beautiful NY office.