What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth made out of titanuim. It is surgically placed into the jaw to replace missing tooth/teeth. Dental implants support themselves and function as a sturdy anchor. Dental implants feel and look like natural teeth.
When should I get a dental implant?
A patient who has lost one or more teeth due to aging, decay, injury or periodontal disease is an ideal candidate for implants. A dental implant can be placed when the patient has good oral health and sufficient bone in the jaw to support the implant.
If you are suffering from a loss of chewing function, speech shifting of adjacent teeth, esthetic issues, lack of self-confidence. Our doctors at Cosmetic Dentists Green Meadow Dental in Newington CT can help restore your confidence and put a smile back on your face.
Can I have implants for a single tooth, multiple teeth or All teeth?
Yes, you can have implants for a single or multiple or all teeth. Implants supported by bridges or dentures are used to replace multiple missing teeth. If the patient is missing all teeth, a full denture is supported by an implant(s) to replace them.
What is the key to a implant success?
For an implant to be successful, part of the bone where the implant is to be placed must to have sufficient bone quantity and quality.
Deformities or inadequate bone in the upper or lower jaw can limit the scope of placing an implant. In such cases, the gum is lifted away from the ridge in order to expose the bone defect. The ridge is then built up by filling the bone defect with a bone substitute. Ridge modification help improve the appearance and increases the chances of successful and long lasting implants.
Implants are harder to place when it is close to the posterior part of the upper jaw due to the quality and quantity of the jawbone as well as its close proximity to the sinus. Raising the sinus floor and developing the bone for placing the dental implants by sinus augmentation helps overcome this problem.
Benefits of Dental Implant Treatment:
– Closest replacement to natural teeth
– Replaced teeth can withstand biting, chewing, talking and smiling with confidence
– Dental implants do not affect your natural teeth
– The dentures are comfortable
– The bone is preserved
– Does not affect the structure of the face
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