Transforming Smiles with Dental Implants in Glastonbury
Tooth loss can have extreme consequences damaging patients’ oral health, self-confidence, and quality of life in far-reaching ways. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to stay this way. Dental implants are right at the forefront of the reconstructive world, and for good reason – by replicating the entire structure of the natural tooth, they’re essentially able to turn the clock back on your smile restoring much-needed vitality, strength, and beauty in seamlessly lifelike ways. Are you a candidate for dental implants in Glastonbury, CT? Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Brad Heim or Dr. John Carroll. We're happy to welcome patients from Glastonbury, CT and surrounding areas.
The Dental Implant Process
Once our team has determined that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, your procedure will begin with their surgical placement into the jawbone. Many general dentists have to refer their patients to outside specialists for this procedure costing them additional time and travel. Thankfully, Dr. Heim and Dr. Carroll work together to provide the entire implant process right here in-house for a more streamlined experience.
Once your implants have been surgically placed, patients will need time to heal. During this period, the new implant(s) will bond with your natural tissue creating a solid foundation that’s capable of supporting replacement teeth. Finally, you’ll return to our Glastonbury, CT location so we can design and attach custom restorations.
Dental Implant Restorations
There are multiple choices of restoration when it comes to dental implants. Our recommendation will depend on the number of implants being restored and the patient’s general preferences and level of oral health. They include:
- Dental crowns – When restoring a single implant, an all-ceramic dental crown can handle the job beautifully without requiring any nearby healthy teeth to be altered in the process.
- Implant-retained prosthetics – These devices are a more cost-effective option when it comes to restoring several implants at once. They closely resemble traditional dentures and bridges, but they’re designed to attach over implants for a sturdy, lasting fit. They can be designed as fixed (permanent) or removable.
Dental implants look great, feel natural, and can be treated just like the real thing in all aspects of life. With the right oral hygiene and maintenance from our team, they can last for 30 years, 40 years, or even longer.