With so many incredible benefits, it’s no wonder dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option.
- Long-term result. Dental implants will replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth, and they have a very long lifespan if you take proper care of them. Dental implants are a true tooth replacement — root and all. Your implants won’t ever slip or fall out like dentures.
- The most like natural teeth. The titanium post/screw fuses with your jaw bone and creates a very secure tooth replacement that performs just like a natural tooth. The crown that is attached to the implant is designed by your restorative dentist to look and function like your other teeth, so you can eat, talk, and smile with complete confidence.
- Good for your oral health. Bone resorption in the jaw can occur when teeth have been missing for a prolonged time. Other oral health issues can be caused by tooth loss as well, such as dental shifting, jaw misalignment, speech and eating difficulties, gum disease, and more. Dental implants help prevent bone loss in the jaw and in turn protect the natural shape of your jaw for younger, healthier appearance.
- Most patients are candidates. If you are healthy enough for a minor dental procedure such as a tooth extraction, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. Sometimes, when there is some bone loss in the jaw, additional work is required for the implants to be successful. If this is the case, you may have a bone grafting procedure before receiving dental implants. See our section on Bone Grafting for more information on this beneficial treatment.
For more detailed information on dental implants and to discover if they are the best solution for you, we encourage you to contact one of our offices located in Avon, Glastonbury, and Enfield to schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled oral surgeons. Dr. Lieblich, Dr. Fletcher, Dr. Gill, or Dr. Ambrogio will review your tooth replacement options and create a treatment plan tailored just for you.