If you have lost your tooth due to an infection or an injury, you're likely eager to fill the gap left in your bite. Luckily, dental implants offer an innovative way to reconstruct missing teeth and restore that smile! Implants are among the dental services and procedures provided by your New London, CT, dentists, Drs. Thomas Matyas, Janellen Gold Matyas, and Teresa Matyas—read on to learn how this treatment can rebuild your smile!
How are dental implants different from other options?
Bridges and dentures only replace your crowns, the parts of your teeth visible when you open your mouth. In contrast, dental implants replace both crowns and roots. Consisting of small titanium posts that are bonded to the jawbone, implants are placed in the jawbone during a minor oral surgical procedure to become a permanent part of your mouth in just a few months.
Once your implants are firmly attached to the bone, your New London dentist will create an impression of your mouth that will be used to create the crown portions of your new teeth. The crowns are connected to the implants using a screw-like connector.
Are dental implants a good choice for me?
Dental implants may be an excellent option for you if you're healthy and don't currently have gum disease. Caring for implants is simple. As long as you brush and floss every day, your implants will probably last your entire life.
If you want a replacement tooth that looks and feels just like the tooth you lost, you'll want to consider dental implants. Thanks to their strong synthetic roots, there's no loss of biting power even when you eat hard or tough foods. Furthermore, as long as you brush and floss every day, your implants will probably last your entire life!
While appearance and feel are certainly two of the most important advantages of implants, another benefit is that these restorations also help protect your oral health. Thanks to implants, your teeth won't shift around and alter your bite. Dental implants also help keep your jawbone stay strong and healthy by providing it with constant stimulation.
Implants aren't just used to replace single missing teeth. In fact, implant-supported bridges and dentures can help you if you've lost several teeth in a row or all of the teeth in your upper or lower jaw.
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Boost your smile power with dental implants! Contact your New London, CT, dentists today by dialing (860) 443-4199 to schedule an appointment.