Dental implants are almost always the best option of all ages who need to have one or more teeth replaced, and differ greatly from veneers or tooth bonding. Unlike dentures, a dental implant is a permanent solution that remains in your mouth and most closely resemble your real teeth. Many dentists in Farmington, CT refer their patients out for the implant placement, and only then place the restoration tooth on the implant. At Farmington Village Dental Associates, however, we place the majority of our implant posts, as well as manufacture and place the tooth restoration on top of the post. Dr. Krause is fully trained in both of these phases of implant dentistry, which may save you the inconvenience of driving all over town for implant treatment.
Dental implants are an effective and permanent solution for the replacement of one or more missing teeth. Patients who experience severe tooth decay, root canal failure, or oral trauma can greatly benefit from this procedure. If you are looking for a place to obtain dental implants in Farmington, CT, look no further than Farmington Village Dental Associates for your tooth replacement needs.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant consists of a tiny titanium screw that acts as the replacement for the root portion of the missing tooth. Titanium is the preferred material for modern dental implants due to its unique biocompatible properties – this allows the implant to naturally adhere to the jaw bone and become a solid foundation for the dental crown that will be placed onto the implant to fully replace the lost tooth.
While dental implants are often used as a straight replacement for single or multiple missing teeth, an implant can also be used as an anchor to support dentures. A removable “over denture” is created, which is then anchored by the implant. These implant-supported dentures are much more stable than traditional dentures, meaning you can eat and smile with more confidence! At our dental office, we perform the dental implants procedure entirely in-office, from implanting the titanium posts to manufacturing and placing the tooth restoration on top of the post. Unlike many local dentists, our own Dr. Krause is fully trained in both of these phases of implant dentistry, which will ultimately save your valuable time by eliminating the need to visit different dentists for each phase of treatment.
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Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants help maintain your oral structure to prevent bone loss that results from tooth loss, as well as your facial structure to give you a more youthful appearance. In addition to replacing single or multiple missing teeth, dental implants can also be used as support for dentures. A removable “overdenture” is created, which is then anchored by the implants. These implant-supported dentures are much more stable than traditional dentures, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence.
Advanced Technology Allows for Precision
With our brand new 3-D cone beam CT scanner, we can now virtually place your implant exactly where it needs to be ensuring the most precise placement possible. Using the 3-D scan, we can have a custom surgical guide made that will allow Dr. Krause to place your implant exactly where we planned it in three dimensions. This technology allows us to see and avoid vital structures ahead of time and makes implant placement even safer than it was before.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an excellent option for patients with advanced tooth decay, root canal failure, trauma to the mouth, or severe natural wear and breakdown of their teeth. However, there are still a few items to consider before you undergo a dental implants procedure. For instance, it’s much more practical to implement dental implants after adolescence when the teeth and jaw bone are fully formed. Furthermore, the dental implant procedure can be more complicated for individuals with gum disease, active diabetes, immuno-deficiencies, and for patients who smoke.
To learn more about dental implants in Farmington, CT, please contact us at Farmington Village Dental today. Our team of experts will be happy to determine whether implants are right for your age, health condition, lifestyle, and other individual characteristics.
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