Dental Implant Dentist Windsor
GET THE TRUTH ON THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF DENTAL IMPLANTS!
Advances made in the past few decades may have you wondering if dental implants could comfortably and effectively replace your missing teeth. While they may not be for everyone, they could well be the right “fit” for some people. Wouldn’t it be nice to know if you’re a candidate for this procedure? Contact our Windsor CT dental office to learn more about dental implants.
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Do you have a missing tooth? Are you planning to have one (or several) of them removed? It’s important to consider how you’d like your smile to be restored. Not just for aesthetic purposes but also for functional and emotional reasons.
New England Dental Center offers comprehensive dental implant therapy under one roof! From simple tooth replacement to complete smile reconstruction, our Dental Implant Experts can help you achieve the confident, healthy smile you deserve.
Side-Effects of Missing Teeth
Whenever you lose a tooth—be it from an accident, gum disease, or severe decay, this may lead to additional complications due to the excess spacing.
Any time a tooth is removed, it’s like taking a book off of the shelf. The ones next to it will eventually lean in one direction or the other, creating a chain reaction across the rest of the shelf.
The same thing happens whenever it’s your smile. In this case, even the opposing teeth will drift out of alignment. All of these changes can raise your risk of developing:
- TMJ disorder
- Higher risk of tooth decay
- Susceptibility to gum disease
- Abnormal wear patterns, broken teeth
Ideally, it’s best to replace your missing teeth as quickly as possible. And in this case, our Dental Implants Experts offer the best solution.
Missing Tooth Replacement Options
If you need to replace a missing tooth, popular options include dental bridges, partials, dentures, denture replacement,
and temporary flippers. But with the development of dental implant therapy, there is now a clinically preferred option to these traditional procedures.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the only restoration that is modeled after an anatomical tooth. The hypoallergenic, biocompatible “root” is set into your bone, just like a natural tooth rests in its socket. Once installed, your body is naturally attracted to the implant, which allows the bone to fuse it permanently into place.
Implants prevent the need for sacrificing other teeth or wearing removable prosthetics to replace your missing ones.
Benefits of Dental Implants
While there are several choices to replace missing teeth, today’s dental implants are regarded as the “gold standard” for restoring smiles.
The minimally-invasive, anatomical design of implants allows for benefits like:
- Mirror the anatomy and function of natural teeth
- Designed to last for decades at a time
- Easy to care for
- Extremely predictable
- No dietary restrictions
- A long-term success rate
- Best return on investment
- Ideal for any number of missing teeth
A properly cared-for implant should last for the rest of your life. They also help to promote bone health, reducing resorption and premature aging in your face.
Does it Hurt to Get Dental Implants?
Placing dental implants is a minimally-invasive procedure. They do not alter the structure of any adjacent teeth, being that they stand independently of other teeth. Installation is comfortable, as only a small amount of numbing medication is needed (bone lacks the nerve receptors responsible for any uncomfortable sensations). Most people go about their day after the dental implant is seated.
What options are available using implants to make you smile or chew with confidence?
Single Tooth Replacement— Most often, dental implants are for replacing individual missing teeth. These restorations are set alongside your natural teeth and are topped off with a custom crown that blends in with your smile.
Fixed Implant Bridges—In lieu of wearing a removable partial denture, we can install two or more dental implants to support a multi-tooth dental bridge. Implants are stronger than natural teeth, allowing them to support the weight of multiple teeth at a time.
Full-Arch Reconstruction— We can permanently replace all of your upper or lower teeth using only 4-6 strategically placed implants. Systems like “All-on-4” offer a fixed design, whereas snap-on overdentures are still removable. We can also use dental implants to design a nonremovable hybrid denture for maximum functionality and confidence.
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If you are experiencing a dental emergency, contact us right away.
Want to Learn More About Dental Implants?
Finding out if you qualify for dental implant therapy is simple. Just contact New England Dental Center to reserve a no-obligation visit at our office. Our Dental Implant Experts will thoroughly evaluate your smile, discuss your concerns, and suggest which type of dental implant treatment is best for you (or an alternative, if needed.)
Dental Implant FAQs
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How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants. You don’t even need one implant for every missing tooth. As few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.
Is dental implant surgery painful?
Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Ice can also be helpful.
Are dental implants expensive?
At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework. But they also last many years longer and in fact should never need replacement. So they offer the best, most cost-effective option when viewed as a long-term investment in your health, comfort and well-being.
Are dental implants worth it?
The loss of a tooth can lead to several complications, from misalignment of other teeth to an increased risk of decay and gum disease. The best solution is prompt replacement, and in that respect, dental implants stand out as the premier option.
Not only do dental implants mirror the function and structure of natural teeth, but they’re also designed to last a lifetime with proper care. They offer predictability, convenience, and impose no dietary restrictions. Most importantly, dental implants support bone health, reducing premature aging in your face. Given these considerable advantages, dental implants are indeed a worthy investment for those looking to replace missing teeth.
How often do dental implants need to be replaced?
Dental implants, when cared for appropriately, are highly durable and can last a lifetime. The implant component is designed for longevity, but the crown attached to it usually requires replacement every 15 to 20 years due to normal wear and tear. But in some cases, with meticulous care, these crowns can even last several decades.
Can dental implants last a lifetime?
Yes, dental implants can indeed last a lifetime with the right care and regular dental check-ups. The longevity of dental implants is one of their primary benefits, providing a long-term solution for tooth replacement. The accompanying crown may need replacement over time, but the implant itself is designed to be a permanent fixture when maintained appropriately.
Located right off Exit 38 off I 91 in Windsor, Ct, New England Dental Center is committed to being your local, complete cosmetic dental solution. Established as a multispecialty group practice in 1980, we provide the dental care you need and deserve in one convenient location. We want to help you begin your journey to a healthy and happy smile.
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This is the dentist office everyone should go to if they are considering dental implants! I started the process with another dentist and was disappointed in that they wanted full payment before the work would start. The Doctor and Christina were gracious, willing to discuss every aspect of the process and the associated cost. They had payment plans available if I needed it. My implants came out FANTASTIC and I could not have had a better experience during the entire process!!! Thank you!!!