Dental Implants in Cheshire, CT
If you need restoration options to replace missing teeth, contact our dental office in Cheshire, CT today at (203)699-9705.
Having a missing tooth can cause self-esteem issues in a patient and can cause other dental problems. Dental implants, crowns and bridges, and dentures are common cosmetic dentistry restorations that our practice provides to the community of Cheshire to help replace a missing tooth or missing teeth. Depending on your needs and your dental health, our dentist will help you choose the best option.
Patients who are missing teeth should have them replaced to avoid other dental issues such as:
- Adjacent teeth shifting into the gaps
- Bone loss in the jaw, which can create problems in your facial structure
- Gums disease
It is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible to avoid these side effects that can cause you more pain and cost you more money over time. Every patient is different, and we have a range of options to help restore your smile. For those looking for a more permanent solution than dentures, dental implants could be right for you!
Patients considering a dental implant treatment will need to have healthy gums and jawbones to undergo this procedure. Our dentist, Dr. Kurtz, will examine your mouth to ensure you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery. If a dental implant is the best option for you, you can expect this procedure.
The Dental Implant Procedure
First, you will consult with Dr. Kurtz to go over the treatment plan and any concerns. If you need jaw preparation before the implant surgery, she will discuss this process as well.
Preparation of the Jaw Bone
Sometimes, patients require a bone graft or other extractions before the implant surgery. When the grafting procedure is complete, you will need healing time.
The procedure requires drilling into the jawbone, so patients are placed under anesthesia. The dentist will first cut a small incision into the gums where the implant posts are placed. Depending on how many posts need to be placed determines how many incisions will need to be made.
After the incisions are made, the dentist will drill a small hole into the gums and jawbone. Last, the titanium implant post is put into the holes. After the procedure is done, you will need to allow the gums and bone time to heal and accept the post, which can take a few months. Temporary crowns are placed over the posts to keep adjacent teeth from shifting while your gums heal.
The abutment can either be placed either post-surgery or during a second minor surgery after healing time. The abutment is the crown that will attach the artificial teeth and posts to assist in strength and placement. This procedure only requires a small incision to be made with a local anesthetic.
Artificial Tooth Placement
After optimal healing time for the gums and jawbone, you will return to the dentist to place the artificial tooth. With your new tooth or teeth placed, you will now have a complete smile that will last a lifetime.
Cost of Dental Implants
They are the most cost-effective compared to other restorations because they offer more support and are a permanent and durable option. They also act more like natural teeth, and if taken care of properly, dental implants will last a lifetime. Dr. Kurtz will go over the cost of your services during your initial visit.
Please schedule your Appointment With Our Dentist in Cheshire
Our office provides comprehensive care and a welcoming environment to the Cheshire area and surrounding communities. If you need implants, contact our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. Soon you will have a beautiful smile to show off and feel great about!
We offer convenient office hours because we understand our patients may have a busy schedule. Call us to schedule a visit today! (203) 699-9705.