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By Drs Bradbury & Amato, PC
July 05, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Do the gaps in your smile make you feel self-conscious? Missing teeth can take a toll on both your oral and psychological health. dental implantsHowever, there is a tooth replacement option which can help you take your smile back without the use of traditional dentures or dental bridges, which could hurt the healthy teeth you have left. Learn more about dental implants with your West Hartford, CT dentists Dr. Robert Bradbury, DMD and Dr. Anthony Amato, DMD.

How do dental implants work? 
To stay in place, dental implants use a screw-like post called a fixture surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath a missing tooth. This fixture integrates into the bone over time, replacing the tooth’s root. Dental implants are unique in this aspect as other tooth replacement options do not give the bone the stimulation it requires to remain healthy. The implant’s fixture heals and integrates for several months post-surgery, becoming a sturdy foundation for the implant’s prosthetic tooth. The prosthetic is a porcelain dental crown or bridge which sits atop the fixture to replace the tooth itself. Good candidates for implants should be in good general and dental health with adequate bone volume in the jaw.

What can dental implants do for me? 
Dental implants can give you back your grin in more ways than one. Implants fill in your gaps to make your smile whole again. Having a smile you love and feel confident about gives you the self-esteem to make face-to-face encounters easier and first impressions stronger. Additionally, dental implants restore the teeth’s bite surface, making eating and chewing less difficult. Dental implants stimulate the jawbone which, in turn, prevents atrophy, a trait that other tooth replacement options do not have. Dental implants are durable, lifelike, and designed to last a lifetime with the proper care, giving you the freedom to rest easy knowing that your teeth will remain in your mouth where they belong.

Dental Implants in West Hartford, CT
The procedure for implants takes place in two phases over the span of several appointments. The first phase involves consultation, surgery, and recovery. After surgery, it is crucial that your implanted fixtures heal and integrate into the bone. Because of this, it is important not to rush recovery or place the prosthetic teeth too early. Phase two of the dental implants process takes place after your dentist deems your implants successfully integrated and involves attaching the prosthetic teeth to the fixtures to complete your smile.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Robert Bradbury, DMD and Dr. Anthony Amato, DMD in West Hartford, CT. Call (860) 561-3050 to schedule your appointment for a consultation for dental implants today!