If you are suffering from missing teeth, at Elegance Dental in Southington, CT, we have a solution for you! Our experienced cosmetic dental specialist can assist you in finding a solution that best fits your oral needs.
What are dental implants?
The good news is that dental implants are permanent and when completed will look and feel like your natural teeth! A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically implanted into your jawbone. During an initial consultation at our Southington City office, the doctor will begin the process by conducting a complete dental exam and ask you questions regarding your medical history to make sure you are a good candidate for dental implants. The doctor will then check your bone structure, which must be sturdy enough to support the implant.
The Implant process
A dental implant is a multi-step process that begins with the placement of a titanium post surgically implanted into the jawbone. Healing usually takes anywhere from three to six months. Once the area is completely healed and the post has united with the jawbone guaranteeing stability, the dentist will install the false teeth in the form of a single crown, bridge or set of dentures. These are screwed onto the top of the implant post. The result is a natural-looking implant that feels and functions like your regular teeth. Dental implants are the most effective treatment to replace missing teeth.
Single Tooth Implants
In the case of a single tooth, our dentist will use a crown on the implant. The process doesn’t involve preparation of any of your surrounding teeth. While you are healing from the post surgery, the doctor will install a temporary crown.
Dental Implant Secured Dentures
For patients needing dentures to replace the upper or lower arch of teeth, at Elegance Dental, we suggest the use of dental implants for a more secure and comfortable result. Implant secured dentures benefit patients without diet restrictions, adhesives, hindering your speech and no fear or embarrassment of them falling out. Initially, dental implants are more costly, but the long-term benefits are great and patients are left to enjoy a carefree and natural looking smile for years to come.
In cases where most of a patient’s teeth are missing, All-on-Four implants are an option to consider. Only four implants are required to which full dentures can be attached. The dentures look and feel similar to your real gums and real teeth.
If you have missing teeth, schedule a consultation at Elegance Dental in Southington, CT by calling (860) 965-5995 to discuss dental implants.