Dentists strive to preserve as many natural teeth as possible. However, tooth loss continues today due to decay, gum disease, accident and other circumstances. At Matyas & Matyas in New London, Drs. Thomas Matyas, Janellen Gold Matyas, and Teresa Matyas offer innovative dental implants, the best tooth replacements available. Would you like to know about their many benefits?
Have you heard of dental implants?
Many people have, and millions more actually have them in place. The single-tooth dental implant features a titanium screw which serves as a root, a metal post and custom-crafted porcelain crown. Bone wraps itself around the titanium root much like ivy clinging to a brick wall, resulting in a substantial anchor for this marvelous prosthetic. This process is known as osseointegration. It actually improves jaw bone size and quality.
Who can get dental implants?
If upon examination and X-ray imaging Dr. Matyas discovers you have a strong jaw bone, and if your health is good, you are a good candidate for dental implants. Pregnant or lactating moms should postpone this in-office oral surgery and usually, children and people with weak immune systems cannot get implants.
How long does the treatment take?
It happens in steps. The first step is evaluation and formulation of a care plan at Matyas & Matyas in New London. Then, once you're cleared, Dr. Matyas inserts the dental implant during an in-office oral surgery. This process takes just a short time--about an hour. During the next several weeks, the implant site heals, and osseointegration happens. When the bone is sufficiently adhered to the implant, the dentist bonds the post and crown on the implant. All in all, the typical implant procedure stretches over a few months, but the results last a lifetime.
Are dentures and bridges workable options?
Yes, they are. You'd undergo the same evaluation process. Larger prosthetics require angled placement of two, four or even six dental implants.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Your hygienist at Matyas & Matyas will show you how to brush and floss and what products may be best for your particular needs. In general, implant sites should be free of plaque and tartar. Low-abrasive toothpastes are best for both implants and your natural teeth, too, says Registered Dental Hygienist. In other words, caring for dental implants is easy.
How can I find out more?
Call Matyas & Matyas for a dental implant consultation with one of our highly skilled dentists. Find out all the benefits of dental implants so you can make a cogent decision. Phone our office in New London, CT, at (860) 443-4199.