Glastonbury Dental Implants
Providing You with Quality, Comfort, and Results
Nothing puts a damper on your smile quite like missing teeth. A single missing tooth not only affects the appearance of your smile, but can lead to gum disease, decay of the surrounding teeth, and other detrimental factors that could threaten your overall health. Don’t let a missing tooth rule your life! Instead, talk to the excellent team at Dental Doctors of Somerset about high-quality dental implants. Our experienced team specializes in restoring smiles with simple, easy, and effective tooth replacement procedures that offer permanent, natural-looking results.
Health Consequences of Missing Teeth
Missing teeth can affect more than just the aesthetics of your face. When you lose teeth, your jawbone starts shrinking and your gums pull back, which weakens neighboring teeth and causes them to loosen or shift. This often leads to tooth decay and further tooth loss. Without teeth to stimulate the bone cells, your jawbone will continue to deteriorate and your lips and cheeks may start to sag because your jaw can no longer fully stabilize them from the inside. Missing teeth also make it difficult to chew, which limits your diet and can lead to poor nutrition.
Advantages of Dental Implants
Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants:
- Do not require any changes to the surrounding teeth
- Preserve the natural teeth and underlying bone in the jaw
- Require little maintenance and can be cared for just like your natural teeth
- Reduce the risk for gum disease
- Eliminate the risk for decay of the implant or crown
- Permanently fill in the gaps left by missing teeth
- Prevent teeth from shifting
- Give you the freedom to enjoy the foods you love
- Look just like your natural teeth!
The Dental Implant Procedure
During the first step of the implantation process, a dentist at Dental Doctors of Somerset will evaluate your jawbone and determine whether bone grafting is necessary. Next, the dentist will use a local anesthetic and surgically install the screw-like implant into the jawbone. The implant is usually made out of titanium and imitates the root of the tooth, making future crown and implant installations a breeze. After your implant has fused to your jawbone, a process that can take up to 6 months, your dentist will place the crown, thus completing the implantation process. Once your mouth is fully healed, you can brush and floss your implant as you would your natural teeth.
Same-Day Dental Implants
New advances in technology have drastically shortened the dental implant process, now making it possible for Dental Doctors of Somerset to offer same day dental implants. Our sophisticated, cone beam imaging process takes 3D images of the skeletal structures in the face, allowing for faster, more precise planning. This reduces the number of clinical visits involved in getting dental implants and ensures a complication-free recovery.
To find out more information about our advanced dental implant procedure, call (860) 657-5522 today!
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