Dental Implants are the premier treatment option for one or more missing teeth. Dental Implants have evolved over the past forty years into a mainstream restorative option for patients who wish to have a permanent and natural looking replacement for missing teeth. The natural look and feel of implanted teeth have restored confidence and comfort for thousands of people suffering from tooth loss. Whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, dental implant procedures can restore a lasting smile and sense of well being.
A Dental Implant is a highly engineered titanium post which is placed into the jaw bone in much the same position as a natural tooth root. The implant has an acid etched and sandblaster surface which helps the bone adhere to the implant during the healing process. Approximately two to four months after initial placement, the implant is well healed and is as stable and sturdy as a natural tooth root. At this point, the implant is ready for restoration by a cosmetic or restorative dentist who will place a crown permanently into the implant “root” creating a natural looking, fully functional tooth which appears to be grow naturally from beneath the gum tissue. A Dental Implant is extremely natural looking, durable and has a very good success rate (approximately 90% over 40 years). These attributes have made Dental Implants one of the most sought after treatments for missing teeth.
Of course, Dr. Finch and his staff at the Glastonbury Dental Center will create a beautiful, natural looking and functioning result. Dental implants can be used to replace traditional dentures, replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. In most cases, a dental implant is in your best interest, over a partial denture or a bridge.