We offer a number of treatments that can replace missing teeth. However, we always recommend that our patients opt for dental implants if possible. Dental implants rebuild teeth from the roots up and thus provide the most natural-feeling and natural-looking way to restore full dental function. At Comprehensive Dental Associates of Central Connecticut, we are proud to be able to provide complete dental implant services. Contact us today to learn how this remarkable treatment may be able to benefit you.
A dental implant is a small cylinder (sometimes called a post) that acts as a substitute tooth root. After it gets placed in the jawbone, it fuses with the tissue around it via a process called osseointegration. It thus becomes a sturdy base for the crown, bridge, or denture that will replace the visible portion of the lost dentition. Dental implants are usually made out of a titanium alloy, which is extremely durable and biocompatible.
Here are just a few of the reasons why dental implants are the best tooth replacement solution that modern dentistry has to offer:
For single tooth replacement, we insert one dental implant into the jawbone during a minimally invasive surgery. After osseointegration (the process of the implant bonding with the tissue around it), we place a custom crown on top of the implant to replace the visible portion of the lost tooth.
If your missing teeth are all adjacent to one another, we will likely recommend that you receive an implant-supported bridge. This type of restoration is similar to a traditional bridge. However, instead of requiring the support of your natural teeth, an implant-supported bridge is anchored in the jawbone via a few strategically placed dental implants.
We can replace an entire arch of lost teeth with just a handful of dental implants, which we will place at precise, pre-planned positions throughout the jawbone. The denture that goes on top of the implants may be removable, or we may permanently screw it into place.
We will also help you explore various resources that may help you to afford dental implants. For example, your dental insurance may cover at least a part of one stage of the treatment. For patients without insurance, we have a savings plan. Many individuals are also candidates for affordable financing through CareCredit.
Although dental implants present a significant upfront cost, the many benefits they offer make them a worthwhile investment. Plus, their outstanding longevity may make them even cheaper in the long run than prosthetics that need to be replaced every few years.