River Park Dental
Dental Implants Dentist In Rocky Hill
Dental Implants
Dental Implants Procedure, Options, Details & Costs

Dr. Niaz Ahmed has the experience and credentials you’re looking for when considering a Dental Implant Dentist.

A strong, confident bite starts here.
Restore your smile at River Park Dental.

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!”

Jamila R.
River Park Dental patient

Niaz Ahmed DDS

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New York University’s College of Dentistry – DDS 2009
Residency at Rochester General Hospital completed in 2010


American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
American Dental Association. (ADA)
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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:

Less invasive on your smile
More comfortable.
Easier to speak and eat with.
More aesthetic.
Able to support your soft tissues.
A smarter investment.

The Incredible Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants look and function like natural teeth.
Are you concerned about how dental implants look? Don’t be! Implants are designed to look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, giving you confidence in your appearance and restoring your ability to eat with ease.
Dental implants can last a lifetime.
In many cases, dental implants can last a lifetime when properly cared for. Because implants are permanently fused to the jawbone tissue and mimic tooth roots, it is very rare for them to ever need replacing.
Dental implants prevent bone loss.
Over time, a missing tooth causes the bone density in the jaw to weaken due to a lack of stimulation. If the tooth isn’t replaced with a dental implant, the area can lose 25% of its volume within just the first year. Dental implants are the only solution that can restore and protect the jaw bone from deteriorating.
Dental implants keep surrounding teeth stable.
A missing tooth can quickly cause surrounding teeth to shift towards the gap. This causes crooked teeth and can even jeopardize your bite. The longer you wait to replace a missing tooth, the more severe the consequences will be.
Dental implants keep your gums healthy.
Food and bacteria often get trapped in gaps in your teeth, which can lead to issues such as gum disease. Dental implants fill in the gaps, making it easy for patients to keep the area clean, plaque-free, and healthy.
Dental implants can prevent facial sagging and premature aging.
Many patients are surprised to discover that missing teeth can cause the lower third of the face to collapse and sag over time. This happens because the jawbone weakens and causes you to look older than you actually are. 

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:

The distance between the nose and the chin decreases, and the chin points out to create a “witch’s chin”.
The lips start showing signs of aging and have a sunken appearance.
The skin around the face and neck sags and may cause the lips and cheeks to look puffy.

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.

Dental implants and facial appearance.
How do traditional dentures affect facial appearance?

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?”

You can expect the following changes if your dentures aren’t supported by implants:
Sagging Face – A sagging face is among the most common complaints for patients with traditional dentures. Patients may experience hanging jowls, turkey neck, or deep wrinkles and fine lines. This happens because dentures can’t replace the lost volume in the jawbone due to bone resorption and a lack of proper support.
Sunken Lips – Another common problem with traditional dentures is a sunken appearance affecting the lower third of the face. This is also caused by bone resorption. Patients may not be able to close their lips properly and have a hollow appearance around their lips. They may even experience irritation, infection, and leakage at the corner of their mouths.
Witch’s Chin – Witch’s chin goes hand in hand with sunken lips. As the jawbone loses volume, the chin begins to point out. This causes the distance between the chin and the tips of the nose to decrease, negatively impacting your facial appearance and making you more self-conscious.
Puffy Lips & Cheeks – When too much jawbone tissue has been lost, the dentures are unable to fit properly. They may feel too large for your mouth and end up pushing your soft tissues outwards, causing puffy lips and cheeks. Implant-supported dentures are an excellent way to avoid the facial alterations caused by traditional dentures.
Crooked Jaw – Dentures that don’t fit properly affect your bite and can cause your jaw to tilt more to one side. This gradually happens over time and may not be obvious at first, but as your dentures wear down the tilt becomes more noticeable. A crooked jaw can affect the temporomandibular joints, causing uncomfortable aching and pain in the area.

Your facial appearance benefits from implant dentures.

Reduces facial lines.
Improves the appearance of the lips.
More prominent cheekbones.
Tightened and strengthened facial muscles.
Increased blood flow to the skin for a more radiant appearance.
Firmer jawline and neck.
Achieve optimal facial support.

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

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.

Excellent Stability
Unlike traditional dentures which are removable, hybrid dentures are anchored directly to the jawbone and mimic natural teeth. That means that instead of being held in place by suction, these dentures never shift or move out of place. You’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods such as steak, chips, corn on the cob, and so much more without worrying about your teeth.

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.
Prevents Bone Atrophy
One of the most important benefits of hybrid dentures is that they prevent jawbone atrophy from occurring. When implants are inserted into the jaw, a process known as osseointegration takes place over a few months. The implants stimulate the bone tissue in the area and fuse directly with the jaw, creating a strong and sturdy foundation for the rest of the treatment process. The new bone helps maintain the shape and structure of the jawbone, preventing the area from weakening over time. This saves you both time and money in the long run.

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!
Improves Your Quality of Life
Having missing teeth has a dramatic effect on your day-to-day life. Here at River Park Dental, we understand the many challenges that patients face due to tooth loss. That’s why we do our best to deliver the treatment you want and deserve. Patients who select hybrid dentures are thrilled with their results and often come back to thank us for how significantly their lives change. Our goal is to help each patient achieve a healthy, functional, comfortable, and stunning smile that boosts their confidence every single day.
See pricing for Implant Retained Dentures above
“Snap-In” Dentures (Locator Overdentures)
Replace all of your missing teeth with a Snap-In Denture for a lower cost than fixed full-mouth implant restorations.

“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

Hybrid All-on-4 or 6 (Full Mouth Implants)
The Hybrid All-on-X (Four or Six) treatment concept is a cost-efficient solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.

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.

Life-changing treatment

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!

Get immediate results
Experience a drastic improvement in your ability to chew, bite, and speak in a fraction of the time.
Improve your appearance
All-on-4 treatment can make you look younger and feel more confident. Because this procedure preserves the shape and strength of your jawbone, it can prevent signs of aging. When the tissues in the face have the proper amount of support from implants, wrinkles and lines in the face naturally soften. As a result, the features of your face remain in harmony.
Eat all your favorite foods again
Tired of staying away from your favorite chewy, gooey foods? There’s no need after your All-on-4 procedure. Eat any food you want without worrying about damaging your new restoration.
Achieve a long-lasting smile
The Hybrid All-on-4 procedure is a permanent solution for all your dental needs. Your new set of teeth is only removed by our dentists during routine cleanings and check-ups. If you’re consistent with good oral hygiene at home, your restorations can last a lifetime!
Enhance your overall quality of life
Having Hybrid All-on-4 dental implants is basically like having your natural teeth again, You’ll boost your confidence, love to show off your smile, eat with ease – and no one will even be able to tell that your teeth aren’t real.
Eliminate health issues associated with missing teeth
The Hybrid All-on-4 implant procedure helps you protect your oral health in the future. Our dentist will address any signs of infection, such as periodontal disease, before starting the treatment process. Periodontal disease has been linked to many medical issues such as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and heart conditions. That’s why we make it a priority to check for any signs of gum disease so you can have the healthiest mouth possible.
How to care for All-on-4 dentures
All-on-4 implants are extremely easy and simple to maintain. All you have to do is brush, floss, and visit your River Park Dental hygienist and dentist for check-ups. If you do this, your new teeth will stay clean and healthy for many years to come, and you’ll be able to enjoy all the benefits of your new smile without worry.

All-on-4 dental implants offer the following benefits:

Achieve functional new teeth in a short timeframe.
Drastically improve your appearance.
Eat foods with no dietary restrictions.
Feel more confident about your smile.
Eliminate the risk of decay and periodontal disease.
Easy to maintain good oral hygiene.

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:

Have sufficient jawbone to accommodate implants.
Have healthy gums.
Can commit to good oral hygiene habits.
Don’t smoke or use tobacco products.
Don’t drink alcohol heavily.
Are willing to address any dental concerns (such as gum disease) before starting treatment.

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.

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