Dental Implants Dentist In Rocky Hill
Dr. Niaz Ahmed has the experience and credentials you’re looking for when considering a Dental Implant Dentist.
Dr. Ahmed offers a range of dental implant procedures including implants for single teeth,
Snap-In Dentures (Locator Overdentures),
Hybrid All-on-4 or 6 (Full Mouth Implants), and Implant Retained Overdentures.
“I highly recommend Dr. Ahmed. I was recommended by my insurance representative and it’s truly been the best experience for me. All of his staff are professional, kind and so personal! Alyssa who runs the office is wonderful and Paige his dental hygienist makes the process so easy and nonstressful. Dr. Ahmed is patient and works with your needs. They truly are an amazing practice and for someone who lives at the dentist I can say they truly make the process of dental work so stress-free!”
Niaz Ahmed DDS
First steps to your dental implants with Dr. Ahmed:
1. Schedule your no-cost consultation.
2. Schedule your examination
A deposit is due when scheduling an examination to reserve an appointment.
3. Perform your comprehensive exam
3D CT scan (and any other x-rays as necessary) and complete review of mouth (teeth, gums, jaw bone, bite, etc).
4. Review our findings and discuss your options.
Graphic illustration shows dental implant structure components including a titanium screw, an abutment, and a crown.
Dental Implants Costs Price List
Dental implant prices are exclusive of any insurance plans, which may alter cost.
|Single implant, abutment, & crown for a back tooth||$3,900|
|2 implants, abutments, and crowns for back teeth||$7,600|
|Single implant, abutment, and crown for a front tooth||$3,900|
|2 implants, abutments, and crowns for front teeth||$7,600|
|2 implants, and abutments for an existing lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
|2 implants, abutments, and new lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
|4-6 implants and abutments for an existing upper or lower denture|
(“snap in denture“)
|4-6 implants, abutments, and a new upper or lower denture (“snap in denture”)||$13,900|
|“All-On-X (Four or Six)” fixed hybrid bridge upper or lower|
(stays in place like teeth & does not come out)
Cost Of Additional Procedures (If Needed)
|Simple Bone Graft||$250|
|Complex Bone Graft||$450|
|CT ( 3D Cone Beam) Scan||$200|
Are dental implants worth it?
If you haven’t read much about dental implants, it’s normal to wonder if the procedure is actually worthy of being considered the gold standard for tooth replacement. Dental implants are known to be costly, require a time commitment, and may even seem scary. However, once you visit our implant dentist in Rocky Hill, we’re sure you’ll understand why dental implants are absolutely worth the investment. Our team will explain the procedure in full detail and help you determine if it’s the right option for your dental needs.
Enjoy all your favorite foods with dental implants.
One of the biggest advantages of dental implants is the ability to enjoy all the foods you’ve been neglecting for years. Once the implants are fused to the jawbone, you’ll no longer need to worry about your teeth shifting or moving like with traditional dentures. Instead, you’ll bite and chew just like you would with natural teeth.
Imagine being able to eat anything you want, worry-free? We’re sure you miss the feeling of tearing into your favorite foods.
However, you can’t do that with dentures as there’s not nearly enough support. Patients who wear dentures need to cut certain foods out of their diet, which may feel impossible in many situations. If you choose to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, there’ll be no need to restrict your diet.
Another advantage of dental implants is being able to savor the taste of your food. Traditional dentures use suction from your gums to stay in place, and the upper denture covers the roof of your mouth where many of the tastebuds are. Patients who have dentures may find it difficult to truly taste and enjoy the flavor of their meals.
Because dental implants don’t rely on suction, you’ll never have to worry about drinking or eating and not being able to taste it. Instead, your implants act and look just like natural teeth.
Pat shares her experience getting dental implants:
Video 01:45 |”All of a sudden I got this implant and my mouth was solid. That to me was the most amazing thing!”
The many advantages of Dental Implants:
Dental implants are the most popular and reliable tooth replacement solution to date. River Park Dental patients who opt for implants experience superior results and benefits compared to other alternative treatments. Our implant dentist, Dr. Ahmed, will expertly show you how implants are:
The Incredible Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants preserve jaw bone and structure.
Video 00:25 | Mandibular Jaw, bone recession after losing teeth. Medically accurate dental 3D animation shows an edentulous (lacking teeth) person after several years and the resulting changes to facial appearance with jaw bone loss.
Counteract the harmful effects of facial aging in denture wearers.
Poorly fitted dentures can dramatically affect the lower third of the face. Many of these changes are noticed after wearing deficient dentures for an allotted period of time:
All of these changes cause patients to look older than they are and get more noticeable over time. However, the good news is that in the majority of cases, signs of aging can be reversed simply by switching to custom-made and designed implant-supported dentures.
The majority of patients are aware of the dangers of not replacing missing teeth on time. However, few are aware of just how important it is to choose the right teeth replacement solution. Many people opt for traditional dentures due to the lower cost and convenience but fail to consider other very important factors.
For example, dentures have a huge impact on your facial appearance. If they are fitted properly, most patients don’t notice any significant changes. However, dentures naturally start causing problems after a few months of use because the jaw starts to change shape. This is due to bone resorption in the jawbone, which causes the dentures not to fit as well as they used to.
Poorly fitted dentures can dramatically affect your appearance and make you look older than you are. Patients are left to navigate a weakening jawbone as well as how their appearance drastically changes.
If you’re wondering, “how will I look with dentures?”
Your facial appearance benefits from implant dentures.
Rejuvenated Appearance with Implant Dentures
Are you ready to rejuvenate your appearance and look young again with implant-supported dentures? We ensure your implant dentures will fit properly, and comfortably, and give you the stunning smile you’ve been missing.
Implant retained overdentures are an excellent option for patients missing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth. These specialized dentures combine the unbeatable function and comfort of dental implants with the convenience of traditional dentures. The alternative solution is often a full-mouth restoration, which can cost tens of thousands of dollars. It comes as no surprise that patients turn to implant-retained overdentures, which are equally as effective but very affordable in comparison.
The photo above shows a model of false teeth (denture) and 2 dental implants to retain and support the denture.
So, what exactly are implant-retained overdentures, and why are they so popular among our patients at River Park Dental? Here’s everything you need to know.
Implant Retained Overdentures: Full Dentures That Snap Onto Implants
While the name may be confusing, the concept is fairly simple. Implant-retained overdentures work by snapping onto dental implants. They look similar to traditional dentures but are much more functional, long-lasting, and aesthetic. Implant-retained overdentures are secured in place by tiny screws known as abutments. This ensures your overdentures don’t shift or move around when you eat or speak.
Cleaning and Repairs: Implant Retained Dentures
All teeth replacement solutions require proper maintenance and good oral hygiene habits. You need to keep your smile healthy and visit our dental office for checkups regardless of which dentures option is selected. However, some options by nature are more time-consuming and require more effort than others. It’s important for patients who lead a busy lifestyle to consider the following aspects when making a choice:
Traditional dentures must be removed and cleaned every night, whereas implant-retained dentures can be brushed as if they were natural teeth. There’s no need to worry about denture creams, adhesives, or cleaning liquids with implants.
It’s also important to note that individual dental implants are costly and time-consuming. A full-mouth reconstruction is among one of the most expensive options available. Hybrid implant dentures are the best of both worlds because they combine the maximum comfort of dental implants with the convenience of full dentures. With good oral hygiene, your hybrid implant dentures can last upwards of 20 years. In the event that you do need a new denture, only the restoration needs to be replaced, not the actual implants. Here at River Park Dental, we’re proud to offer stellar treatments that can last a lifetime!
The top advantages of implant-supported dentures.
Additionally, the stability that hybrid dentures provide makes it easier to enunciate words clearly. Traditional dentures often shift out of place, making it hard to pronounce words and even causing a lisp in some cases. Hybrid dentures allow you to hold a conversation with your friends, give a speech, or simply talk on the phone without having to struggle.
While other dental options may be more affordable or less complex, hybrid dentures are an excellent solution that has endless long-term benefits. It’ll definitely save you lots of frustration, time, and pain down the road!
“Snap-in” dentures are a full set of dentures that are attached to dental implants. Traditional dentures snugly sit on the gums, but these dentures are firmly held in place by dental implants. Both the dentist and the patient can remove these dentures to properly clean and care for them, but they don’t slip around when they are affixed to the implants. This makes them significantly more comfortable and reliable than traditional dentures.
Video 01:00 | People who have lost their teeth may be at greater risk for other health problems.
Implant-supported dentures provide peace of mind
Patients who have traditional dentures may experience discomfort without just a few months of use. As a result, more and more patients are becoming interested in snap-in dentures because they are a long-term solution. Patients love being able to smile with confidence, eat with ease, and enunciate words naturally.
How to care for snap-in dentures
In order to make your dentures last as long as possible, proper care and maintenance are crucial.
To clean your snap-in denture, follow these steps:
Before going to bed, remove your dentures and brush them gently with a special brush. All you need to use is water and unscented antibacterial soap. Take careful attention to scrub the o-rings to remove any food particles or debris that may get trapped in the area. Failing to do so will prevent you from snapping the dentures back into place. Once the appliance is clean, soak it in water and let it sit overnight.
For deeper cleaning, we recommend using a denture-cleaning tablet once or twice a week. This kills any remaining bacteria that manually cleaning the appliance didn’t remove. However, be sure not to do this too often, as some of the ingredients can jeopardize the longevity of your appliance.
Once your dentures are clean, it’s time to focus on your gums. Use a soft toothbrush and toothpaste to gently brush your gums and tongue to avoid periodontal disease. Be extra gentle and careful when you are brushing around the implants. We recommend using a water floss to clean the abutments using a high-powered stream of water. It’s super effective and ensures a perfect clean each and every time.See pricing for Snap-In Dentures above
In 1998, Dr. Paulo Malo successfully treated the first patient with the Hybrid All-on-X (Four or Six) treatment concept. Since then, hundreds of thousands of patients have been treated with this concept.
Full-mouth implant restorations involve placing four, six, or more dental implants at once. It’s an excellent and convenient choice for patients who want to immediately improve their functionality and appearance. Patients who have lost multiple teeth in the past understand how complicated and lengthy it can be to replace missing teeth. The All-on-4 implant dental treatment allows them to replace missing teeth faster while saving time and money in the long run.
Fixed full-arch restoration
The All-on-4 implant procedure is designed for patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth. Patients who have existing decay can extract existing teeth before beginning the All-on-4 process. In some cases, patients who already have traditional dentures or other restorations may opt for All-on-4 due to all the benefits.
With as few as four dental implants, you can replace your old, inconvenient dentures and have a permanent solution in just one day!
All-on-4 dental implants offer the following benefits:
Video 01:41 | Demonstration of the life-changing All-on-4 (Four or Six) dental implant treatment concept.See pricing for All-on-4 (Four or Six) (Teeth in a Day) above
Bone Grafting / Augmentation
There are some instances when patients don’t have sufficient bone tissue to start dental implant treatment right away. Bone grafting is a modern technique that allows patients with weakened jawbones to be eligible for dental implants.
Also known as bone augmentation, bone grafting is a procedure used when patients lack the appropriate amount and quality of bone tissue. In this procedure, dentists use a small amount of grafting material made from synthetic bone. The material is placed in the treatment area. After a few weeks, as the bone heals, the material is replaced by natural bone tissue and creates a strong foundation for dental implants to be placed into.
Bone grafting is a crucial step in many implant cases. If a dental implant were to be placed when the bone is weakened, the likelihood of an unsuccessful treatment is extremely high.
Photo shows a dentist preparing material for a bone graft.
Reasons For Bone Augmentation
Bone augmentation is necessary due to bone resorption in the jaw. Your jaw maintains its strength due to being stimulated by chewing. Once a tooth is missing, the bone tissue stops receiving stimulation and starts to weaken. After a year of losing or extracting a tooth, a fourth of the bone in the area will already be lost. This is why dentists recommend addressing tooth loss right away to avoid the effects of bone resorption.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants can last a lifetime if you are diligent about regular trips to the dentist and keep up with brushing and flossing every day. However, the restorations attached to the implants don’t last as long. Crowns, bridges, and dentures typically last around 10 to 20 years before they need to be replaced.
Practicing excellent oral hygiene is crucial to making your restorations last as long as possible. Many factors affect how long a restoration lasts, such as where it is located in the mouth. For example, crowns and bridges on the back teeth are actively used while chewing, which will likely cause them to wear out faster.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for dental implants?
The best way to know if dental implants are right for you is to visit our Rocky Hill office and meet with Dr. Ahmed. However, good candidates typically:
What are dental implants?
Dental implants consist of three parts: a small titanium post that is screwed into the jawbone, an abutment, and a restoration. Patients undergo minor surgery to have the implants placed in the jaw. The healing period takes about 4 to 6 months as the titanium posts fuse to the jawbone through a process called osseointegration.