Dental implants are prosthetic teeth made from a combination of durable metal, such as titanium and ceramic. They help replace teeth extracted from the mouth in cases of cavities, trauma, infections, etc. Since they replace both the tooth root and the crown, they are highly preferred by dentists owing to the various benefits they offer.
Advantages of implants
- The appearance of an implant is so very similar to that of a natural tooth that it is virtually impossible to spot any difference. It’s color, texture, contour, size, and translucency can be perfectly matched with that of the other teeth, thereby restoring the aesthetics of the smile to perfection.
- With an implant, you can bite and chew food without hassle and not worry about the restoration breaking, snapping off, or slipping out of position. It is fitted into the jawbone, allowing it to stay adhered to in place firmly. Its strength is unmatchable with any other form of tooth restoration.
- The ceramic material used to fabricate the crown is durable, strong, stain-resistant, and highly customizable.
- The lifespan of an implant is quite impressive. With proper care, it would last for several years together.
- Since the implant restores both the tooth root and crown, drifting of teeth can be prevented.
When you visit us to get your dental implant, we will carry out an extensive screening process to check for candidacy. Factors such as malocclusion, cavities, gum diseases, spacing available for implant placement, jawbone health, etc. are taken into consideration. The dentist will take scans and x-rays during this. The dentist will also take a highly-precise mold to determine the size and contour of the implant crown, and send it to a dedicated dental laboratory.
The implant placement procedure will be conducted under the influence of local anesthesia to minimize pain and discomfort. A tiny hole will be made on the jawbone under the missing tooth’s place, after which a metal stud will be inserted into it. After the implant site heals, which takes a few months, the crown will be attached to it with the help of a connecting element, called the abutment, and dental adhesives. A bite test reveals the fit of the implant, and any changes, if required, will be made.
Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (860) 529-1620, and our highly experienced dentist, Dr. Cavalieri, would be happy to help.