When you lose your teeth due to any injury, trauma or tooth decay, it affects your facial aesthetics, confidence and quality of life. But you don’t have to worry! You can regain all your lost teeth with dental implants.
Dental implants are the best solution for your missing teeth as they can replace your entire set of teeth as well as preserve your supporting bone. This property of implants makes them the preferred choice over tooth supported bridges or dentures. Secondly, they act as natural tooth roots and help to maintain the integrity of the jawbone.
Your first appointment for dental implants
Dental implants are basically artificial teeth that are anchored into the jaw using titanium screws. In your first appointment details about dental implant placement procedure, maintenance and follow-up will be explained to you.
In this appointment, your dentist will assess your oral health and discuss your medical history. Your dentist will evaluate areas of your mouth where teeth are missing. Your dentist will also examine the amount of bone available as this is important to support the placement of dental implants. Evaluation of quality and density of bone in your jaw is very essential. For this evaluation, 3D CT scan will be taken. Apart from the above evaluation, impressions of your teeth will be taken which will help your dentist to exactly understand your case and create an ideal treatment plan for you.
If all your teeth are missing, you may be scheduled for another consultation to determine if you need additional procedures to obtain the desired function. In some cases when you have lost a significant amount of bone, your dentist may recommend grafting procedures to increase the bone density. Your first appointment may take 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the case.
If you have any more queries regarding dental implants, please feel free to contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111, (860)-865-0056. We also serve patients from areas that include East Berlin, Hartford and Cromwell.