Dental Implants in Newington, CT
A lost tooth can cause the most self-confident person to feel insecure. Regardless of the reason for the gap in your smile, if you’re like most people, you probably want to restore your smile with the most natural tooth replacement available. Newington Family Dentistry provides patients with dental implants to fill that need.
WHAT ARE IMPLANTS?
An implant is a small surgical grade titanium post that replaces the root of a tooth. They are smaller than the root of your original tooth and they are placed in the bone, under your gums.
Once the implant has been placed, it typically takes 6-8 weeks for the implant to fuse with the bone, a process called osseointegration.
After healing is completed, your dentist will take an impression of the implant to make a custom abutment and crown. Your new dental implant will function just like a natural tooth. Your oral hygiene routine can seamlessly include your new dental work, as you can brush and floss it just like you do any tooth.
WHAT ARE IMPLANTS USED FOR?
- Replacement of single, or multiple missing teeth.
- Stabilize loose dentures or partial dentures.
- Strengthen the jawbone and prevent future bone loss.
WHO CAN HAVE IMPLANTS?
The best candidates for dental implants are patients who have healthy gums and adequate bone mass. After assessing the patient’s condition and need for tooth replacement, Dr. Dibner will make a recommendation regarding the tooth replacement procedure.