Dr. Todd Corbitt

4405 Milestrip Rd. | Buffalo, NY 14219

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Dental Implants 101: Simple Answers to Common Questions


If there’s one thing to put fear in our guts, it’s not knowing what something means when we know it’s important. At McKinley Crossing Dental, we do our best to educate our patients as considerately as we would our own family. Many of the questions we receive have to do with dental implants, which is exactly why our Dr. Lawrence Bartos and team have compiled this question and answer. Let’s call it Dental Implants 101.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small, titanium posts fused into your jaw. Eventually, the posts are topped with a crown to leave a natural look and feel. Once all is in place, dental implants are as simple to care for as your natural teeth.

Why might I need dental implants?

If you have teeth in need of replacement, whether from trauma, loss, or tooth decay, dental implants are the ideal way to restore your natural smile and confidence.

Will the implants fall out?

Dental implants are one of the most permanent of all replacement techniques. With daily brushing and flossing, plus regular trips to our office for routine and preventative cleanings, your smile is set for up to forty years!

Will it hurt?

At McKinley Crossing Dental, your comfort is our aim. We do all we can to help you understand the procedure, first, then walk you through with as little pain as possible. If you’ve never been to our office and want to read up on our facility, just read here. If you decide to make a visit, you can even get a head-start with these new patient forms.

Are dental implants expensive?

With our multiple payment options and plans, we are confident you’ll find an affordable payment plan to best meet your situation. One bonus to note: Pay in cash, and you’ll receive 5% off!

We hope these simple answers have given you a better understanding of dental implants. For a more in-depth explanation, we do offer further information about the procedure, stabilization, and consultation

Finally, if you’re still uncertain or concerned, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We love helping and hearing from our patients.

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