How Dental Implants Can Restore Your Smile
By Matyas & Matyas
January 19, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental implants are your complete answer to tooth loss. Rebuilding smiles from the root level and up, these titanium devices support posts and crowns or full/partial dentures. At Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, Dr. Thomas Matyas, Dr. Janellen Gold Matyas, and Dr. Teresa Matyas love the results their implant patients enjoy. Could you be the next implant recipient?

The problems associated with tooth loss

There are so many, and they impact people differently. However, in general, tooth loss weakens and shrinks your jaw bone and gum tissue, creates embarrassing smile gaps and changes how you speak, eat, and digest your food. In fact, Total Health Magazine reports that being to chew well is equally vital as the nutritional value of your food.

In short, missing one or two teeth dramatically impacts many aspects of your oral function, personal appearance, and overall well-being. The problems continue if you do not replace your lost teeth. Dental implants are the preferable replacements because they exercise the jaw bone and provide clear speech, normal biting force, and genuinely natural smile appearance.

Getting a dental implant

Say, for instance, you lost a front tooth in a fall. You're left with an ugly and very noticeable smile gap. Plus, left untreated, that space will weaken neighboring teeth and change your jaw bone size and strength.

Your best option is a dental implant consultation in our New London office. Dr. Matyas will examine your teeth and gums, go over your medications and medical history, and do a scan of your facial bones to determine if you have enough bone to accept an implant. With your approval, your dental implant surgery will happen right at Matyas & Matyas in New London.

The procedure is as simple as numbing the gums, creating an opening, inserting the implant, and closing with a few sutures. During the next several weeks, your bone cells and the implant bond together through osseointegration--a natural process exclusive to dental implants.

Once complete, osseointegration has created a firm anchor for a metal alloy post and porcelain crown to follow. The same bonding process works for implants placed in groups to support bridges and dentures.

Long-term benefits of dental implants

  1. Great biting, chewing and speaking
  2. A strong jaw bone and youthful facial appearance
  3. Easy at-home and in-office hygiene
  4. Totally permanent (no need to remove, soak, or use messy denture adhesives)
  5. The entire mouth remains healthy and functional
  6. Longevity (most implants last a lifetime, says the American Academy of Implant Dentistry)

Contact us for more information

At Matyas & Matyas in New London, CT, our dentists rebuild numerous failing smiles with state of the art dental implants. To learn more about how implants can benefit you, phone our office for a consultation with Dr. Thomas Matyas, Dr. Janellen Gold Matyas, and Dr. Teresa Matyas. Call (860) 443-4199.

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