For patients that need reconstruction of their upper or lower jaw, there are many options available. Our dentists in Norwalk CT recommend dental implants so you can get a beautiful smile.
What is a dental implant?
Dental Implants act like as the root of a tooth, providing a titanium attachment for a crown in the future.
Why does my implant use titanium?
Titanium’s harmonizing properties:
Strong and light
Long-lasting and corrosion resistant
Osseointegrated (joins with bone)
Flexibility and elasticity of bone
Can I still have an MRI or NMRI after I get a dental implant?
Dental Implants are non-ferromagnetic and allowing patients to be safely examined with MRIs and NMRIs.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental Implants are one of the biggest breakthroughs in modern dentistry. They are the best permanent solution for almost anyone needing a tooth or teeth replacement. They are strong and durable as natural teeth and look just like your real teeth. Dental implants prevent bone loss. Once the dental implants are in place, they will look and feel just real teeth.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, all teeth or support removable dentures. Missing teeth impacts overall health. If you have missing teeth, you are living with consequences:
Less ability to chew and swallow
Changes in facial structure
Embarrassment when you smile
Difficulty speaking clearly and limits on food choices
Higher risk of periodontal, or gum disease
Do dental implants hurt?
The majority of patients report their implant treatment was better than they expected. Implant procedures are the least uncomfortable procedure in oral surgery and generally just requires a local anesthetic. First few days following treatment discomfort is often managed with mild OTC analgesic: i.e., Tylenol, Advil or Motrin.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental Implants are extremely durable – they can last a lifetime. This is the best long-term solution to missing teeth.
How successful are dental implants?
Dental Implants have a very high success rate, according to clinical studies.
How expensive are dental implants?
Dental implants are less expensive than a bridge in the long run. Bridges may last for 7-15 years; implants last a lifetime.
For more information contact our dental office in Norwalk CT.
Even patients who have seen multiple dentists who tell them they're not candidates for dental implants, we can find a way to give you back your smile. Schedule your free second opinion consultation with one of our dentist in Norwalk CT.