7 Southwoods Blvd, Ste 1, Albany, NY 12211
Call: 518-445-2505
Fax: (518) 445-2508
11 Century Hill Drive, Suite 200 Latham, NY 12110
Call: (518) 783-1193
Fax: (518) 785-4382

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Dental Implants

Dental Implants are titanium posts that are inserted in the jawbone and are used as a stable anchor for artificial teeth. After the titanium post is inserted the metal anchors act as the tooth root and your bone bonds with the implant during the healing process. In most cases the healing process takes three to six months, at which point the titanium post integrates with the jawbone to serve as an anchor for the artificial replacement tooth or crown.

During the healing process, patients are able to wear temporary dentures. A soft diet is recommended during the healing phase. While you are healing your dentist will be working to prepare for your replacement teeth. After you have healed you will return to our office so that the Doctor can uncover the implants and attach a healing abutment that will act as an anchor for the artificial teeth. These posts slightly protrude from the gum line, but will not be seen after the artificial teeth are placed by your dentist.
Throughout the entire process, most patients will experience very minor disruptions in their daily life.

Wisdom Teeth Extractions

Wisdom teeth are the last teeth in the mouth and usually appear in your late teens. More often than not, these teeth do not erupt properly within the mouth. These teeth can be trapped under the gum and/or bone, other times they can grow sideways causing pressure on the other teeth. This may cause infection, severe pain, swelling and stiffness. Early evaluation and treatment of impacted wisdom teeth are recommended to avoid future problems and decrease surgical risks.

Sinus Lifts and Sinus Bumps

When considering implants to be placed in the upper jaw, the sinus often needs to be elevated. This process involves elevating the sinus membrane and placing the bone graft onto the sinus floor. The bone graft will increase the ridge height and/or width.

Surgical Extractions

A surgical extraction refers to removal of a tooth or the tooth roots with minimum trauma to the surrounding tissue. Surgical extractions are performed for a variety of reasons which include tooth decay that has destroyed enough of the tooth structure to render it non-restorable by your dentist.

Bone Grafting

Over the course of time, patients with missing teeth will encounter loss of jawbone, also known as atrophy. With bone loss, there is a lack of quality and quantity of bone to support the placement of dental implants. Bone grafting provides us the opportunity to rectify the loss of bone and can make dental implants a viable solution while restoring functionality and enhancing your esthetic appearance.

IV Sedation/General Anesthesia

We offer an array of anesthesia options to relieve anxiety and pain during surgery. Our Doctors and staff will review your anesthesia options with you during your consultation. We offer IV sedation, nitrous oxide, local and general anesthesia.

Cone Beam CT Scans

Our office currently utilizes a 3-D digital imaging Cone beam CT scanner to obtain high resolution images so that our surgeons can obtain highly accurate and detailed three-dimensional views of all anatomies such as bone, teeth/tooth orientation, tooth and nerve relations, airways and sinuses.

The images obtained from our Cone Beam CT technology allow our Doctors to plan and treat accurately and efficiently with 3-D digital imaging software tools for orthodontics, oral & maxillofacial surgery, implants and restorations.

Orthognathic Surgery

Orthognathic surgery is corrective jaw surgery to reposition misaligned jaws. People with improper bite or jaws that are positioned incorrectly benefit from Orthognathic surgery. With the help of orthodontics, the corrective jaw surgery ensures that the teeth meet correctly and function properly. There also may be cosmetic benefits to the surgery as well. Additionally, we are able to treat orthodontic issues that can’t be treated with braces.

People who experience difficulty in chewing, biting or swallowing, chronic jaw or TMJ pain, protruding or recessive jaw, speech problems or breathing problems should be evaluated.

Other Services:
Pathology/Oral Biopsies | TMJ Disorders
Contact us in Albany or Latham, New York, to request information.