Permanent Tooth Replacement
If you’ve lost a tooth, under any circumstances, there’s still a way for you to have a full, confident smile. As long as you react promptly, modern restorative dentistry can return your smile to a healthy, natural-looking state. For individual tooth loss, dental implants are the recommended solution.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an effective tooth loss solution with long-lasting results. The implant process is made of two components: the placement and the restoration.
The Placement is the first part of installing a dental implant. During this procedure, a titanium or zirconia post is inserted into the gum and jaw bone, mimicking the root of a natural tooth. Your mouth is then given time to heal while the post bonds with the jaw and gum tissue.
The Restoration includes the abutment and crown, which allows the implant to function as a natural tooth. The crown is commonly made of ceramic or porcelain and is designed to match the color, shape, and appearance of your natural teeth. At River Park Dental, our focus is on the restoration and completing the dental implant procedure.
Dental implants have increased in popularity as they do not affect the remaining teeth and don’t require any lifestyle adjustments. They look, feel, and act just like natural teeth.
What is the restoration process?
Once your post has healed, we can attach the crown in one simple appointment. At this time, your temporary crown will be removed, and the post will be prepared to receive the permanent restoration. The permanent crown is designed specifically for you, and will match your teeth perfectly.
The procedure is very simple with a brief recovery time. Because the crown is tailored to match your teeth, there is little to no adjustment period for getting used to your new crown. You’ll have full functionality as soon as the restoration procedure is complete.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Full functionality. Unlike some other treatments, dental implants fully restore mouth function and can be used exactly like natural teeth. There is no impairment to speaking, chewing or swallowing.
- No additional cleaning required. Dental implants can be cleaned with the same healthy oral habits used for natural teeth. Flossing, brushing, and biannual dental appointments are all it takes to maintain the integrity of the implant.
- Durable and long-lasting. As dental implants use a full crown, it will not degrade like temporary solutions. If standard cleaning and dental visits are followed, the implant can remain without deterioration for the rest of your life.
- Prevents further dental problems. Without a dental implant or other restoration filling the gap made by a missing tooth, problems can occur. The implant prevents teeth from shifting out of their natural position and slanting inward to fill the gap. A missing tooth leaves space for food debris to get caught, and the roots of adjacent teeth are at a higher risk of exposure to harmful bacteria. Dental implants keep these problems from occurring, saving you from any additional costs.
Dr. Ahmed and the River Park Dental team are committed to serving Rocky Hills and all neighboring towns. Our friendly office prides itself on comfortable patient-care. Together, we can make your smile the best it has ever been.
If you’re in need of dental implants, contact the River Park Dental team today for a consultation. You can call us at (860) 785-8496 or book online. Our offices are located at 1111 Cromwell Ave Suite 203, Rocky Hill, CT 06067. Feel free to come through during our business hours, we’d love to meet you.