Dental Implants

Coxsackie Dental Arts

General and Cosmetic Dentists located in West Coxsackie, NY

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Gary Wadhwa, DDS, and Kurt Froehlich, DDS, of Coxsackie Dental Arts, work together to create and place dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in West Coxsackie, New York, Coxsackie Dental Arts' exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

Coxsackie Dental Arts

What is a dental implant?

For many patients, dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They're sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that Dr. Wadhwa surgically anchors to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, Dr. Froehlich mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay solidly affixed to your jaw.

What is an All-on-4 dental implant?

This is a specialized type of dental implant, which works especially well for those who are missing natural teeth, have dentures, or have bone loss. This type of implant can replace the entire set of teeth, if needed, using only four implants.

These titanium implants create a foundation for a bridge. A fixed set of teeth is then added to the bridge, rather than individually into the bone, creating a natural looking smile.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Beyond functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants provide the following benefits:

  • They’re permanent and can last a lifetime
  • They offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • They help retain your natural face shape and smile
  • They protect your healthy jawbone
  • They help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • They allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • They don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • They’re sturdy enough for chewing all types of foods
  • They aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • They deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

If you're missing teeth, need a bridge or dentures replaced, or are tired of your dentures slipping, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Dental implants are an exceptional solution for patients who want a permanent, lifelong solution for their oral health needs.

Schedule your consultation online with Dr. Wadhwa and Dr. Froehlich, or call Coxsackie Dental Arts today. Your confident new smile could be just around the corner.