Are Dental Implants Right For You?
By Matyas & Matyas
June 11, 2021
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants could be right for you if you are ready to restore your smile following tooth loss or extraction. Dental implants are a long-term solution for securely replacing missing teeth. Dr. Thomas Matyas, Dr. Janellen Gold Matyas, and Dr. Teresa Matyas, the skilled dentists at Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, place dental implants and can determine if you are a candidate for this tooth-replacement option.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants function similarly to the roots of teeth by anchoring replacement teeth in place. They can be used to secure crowns, bridges, or implant-supported dentures, making dental implants extremely versatile. Whether you need to replace a single tooth or several teeth, dental implants are an excellent method for restoring your smile.

Dental implants are small metal posts made from titanium, a hypoallergenic and biocompatible metal. They are inserted directly into the jawbone and naturally bond with the bone tissue over time. This is why dental implants are such a secure method for restoring your smile. Since dental implants become permanently fused with the bone, tooth restorations will not come loose or shift out of place.

Candidates for Dental Implants

Dental implants are an exciting tooth-replacement solution but are not necessarily right for everyone. Since dental implants are inserted directly into the jawbone, it is essential to have enough bone tissue to support them. Unfortunately, bone loss is a common side effect of tooth loss as the body naturally reabsorbs bone tissue that is no longer supporting teeth. The experienced dentists at our office in New London, CT, can determine if dental implants are an option for you.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are numerous benefits to enjoy with dental implants. Not only do they restore beauty and function to your smile, but they also reduce many of the unwanted side effects that accompany tooth loss. Some primary benefits of dental implants include:

  • Restoring your smile by replacing missing teeth
  • Restoring biting and chewing functions
  • Eliminating excess strain on remaining teeth that were compensating for missing ones
  • Preventing teeth from shifting out of place by filling in the gaps caused by tooth loss
  • Reducing facial drooping and sagging by providing support for facial muscles
  • Preventing the body from reabsorbing bone tissue
  • Improving speech affected by gaps in the smile

Dental implants could be the right tooth-replacement solution for you. Our dental team can determine if you are a candidate. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Matyas, Dr. Gold Matyas, and Dr. Matyas to learn more about restoring your smile with dental implants by calling Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, at (860) 443-4199.

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