Dental Implants

Amherst Dental Implant Restorations

dental-implants-are-permanent-tooth-replacements-that-are-designed-to-function-and-look-like-natural-teeth-each-implant-is-actually-a-prosthetic-anchored-to-your-boneDental implants are permanent tooth replacements that are designed to function and look like natural teeth. Each implant is actually a prosthetic, titanium root that is anchored into your bone, just like a real tooth would be.

Benefits of Implant Treatments:

  • Enhanced bone health and support
  • Lifelong tooth replacement
  • Ability to replace as few, or as many teeth as needed

Although Dr. Ricotta does not surgically place dental implants (she works with an oral surgeon that does) she does provide the final phase of dental implant restoration during your smile rehabilitation.

Types of Implant Restorations That We Offer Include:

Dental Crowns

When placing an individual tooth, the implant will have a single porcelain crown placed over it. Implant crowns look and feel just like our other types of porcelain dental crowns! Your new tooth is easy to care for – just brush and floss it like a natural tooth.

Implant Supported Bridges

Should you need to replace 2, 3, or even 4 teeth at once, then a fixed implant bridge is an excellent option. Each end of the dental bridge is supported by an implant, allowing Dr. Ricotta to provide a prosthesis that replaces more teeth than a traditional dental bridge.

Implant Retained Dentures

an-implant-supported-denture-overdenture-or-all-on-4-denture-is-a-great-option-for-people-who-want-to-permanently-replace-all-of-their-teeth-at-one-timeAn implant supported denture, overdenture, or “All-on-4” denture is a great option for people who want to permanently replace all of their teeth at one time. Placing a denture over your implants can provide you with added stability, comfort, and improved function.

If you are considering getting dental implants, a prosthodontic specialist is one of the best places to start. Dr. Ricotta can help you determine whether or not implants are appropriate, and which type of restorations may be the best option for you. Call our Amherst office today to get started.