Douglas Hamill DDS, Providing Affordable Dental Implants in Buffalo, NY
If you are considering dental implants in Buffalo, NY, you likely have questions about the procedure, the cost, and more. At Douglas Hamill DDS, we have been helping patients improve their smile for over 20 years, and we can help you too! We are proud to offer some of the most affordable options for dental implants in Buffalo and throughout Western New York.
If you or someone you love is interested in learning more about dental implants, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Douglas Hamill and let his 20+ years of experience work for you.
How Does The Dental Implant Procedure Work?
When patients are seeking dental implants in Buffalo, NY, our office enlists the top oral surgeons in the Buffalo area to place the implants, and then Dr. Hamill places the post and crown on the base of the implants. The bottom part of an implant must be screwed into the mandible or the maxilla, which are the bones of the jaw and the roof of the mouth.
This process is necessary to allow the implant to remain permanently in place. We use an anesthetic to numb our patients, so there is no pain that occurs during the operation. The surgeon is the most experienced at placing the implant, and the material used at the implant’s base will easily and directly bond to the bone.
Once the dental implant is placed, there is a period of roughly three months during which the implant integrates into the maxilla or the mandible. Then, we can perform the restorative part of the dental treatment, which involves the installation of the false tooth. If you or a loved one is interested in dental implants, schedule a free consultation today. We have helped countless patients acquire affordable dental implants in Buffalo and throughout Western New York.
Will My Dental Implants Be Noticeable?
In most cases, dental implants blend in perfectly with the surrounding teeth. They look so natural that the only way to ascertain which of an individual’s teeth was an implant would be by taking an X-ray.
Placing a dental implant is essentially painless; our office administers a local anesthetic, and once the area has become numb, we place the implant in the space between the teeth. The site is usually sore for a few days after the operation, but our patients rarely report any ache or pain after that time. We have helped countless patients get dental implants in Buffalo and throughout Western New York.
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Habits To Avoid With Dental Implants
The main habit to cut out when you are considering or already have had a dental implant place is smoking, which can affect the way by which the implant will adjust to the body. You must try to cut down on or ideally quit smoking all together.
Smokeless tobacco is considered less harmful than regular tobacco, but it can still affect the quality and stability of your dental implant so we recommend complete cessation of both forms of smoking, even including more recent vaping.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The biggest challenge with dental implants is the expense. Implants are often more expensive than a simple bridge is. Our office offers our patients payment plans, which can be adjusted based on financial need. More and more insurances are starting to cover dental treatment such as implants, and we expect the cost of implants to decrease in the coming years.
If have any questions about dental implants in Buffalo, please call our Amherst dentist for a free consultation. We welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face!
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