Dental Implants – Farmington, CT
Bring Back Your Smile for Life
The number one reason for adult tooth loss in the United States is severe, untreated gum disease. Missing teeth negatively affect your oral function, creating an improper bite that makes it difficult to chew, and it also contributes to the loosening of remaining teeth. Missing teeth can also contribute to the loss of your jawbone and the softening of your facial structure. But dental implants from our Farmington, CT periodontist can prevent all of these problems and more while helping periodontal patients get their smiles back permanently.
Why Choose BPS Periodontics for Dental Implants?
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What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are an optimum solution for replacing missing teeth. Not only are the posts made from biocompatible materials, which simulate real tooth roots that the jawbone will fuse around, but they are durable, long-lasting, and natural-looking.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
Whereas other dental practices have to refer their patients to outside specialists for their dental implants, our team can perform the entire procedure in-house! Of course, your treatment will involve multiple steps and appointments to ensure that your results are incredible, lifelike, and effective for rebuilding your smile. We’ll walk you through the details of the process during your consultation so you know how dental implants work and what to expect. Until then, here’s the general outline of steps for your treatment.
Initial Dental Implant Consultation
To make sure that dental implants would be a viable choice for you, we’ll first give you an exam as well as ask about your dental and medical history. We’ll also answer any questions you might have about the procedure. Sometimes a patient may require preliminary procedures to be a good candidate for the process, such as bone grafting or gum disease therapy. After we’ve confirmed that your oral and overall health is in good shape, we can move forward with your treatment.
Dental Implant Surgery
If you agree to get dental implants, we can schedule you for the placement procedure at a later time. On the day of your surgery, our team will first numb your mouth with a local anesthetic to keep you pain-free throughout your visit. You may even be provided with sedation dentistry for further relaxation. Once you’re comfortable and safe, we’ll make a tiny incision in the gum line to access your jawbone so that we can embed the titanium posts in their preplanned positions. We’ll then suture the gums closed around them and send you home to recover.
Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment
You should be able to heal from your procedure within several days, but your jaw will still need to undergo osseointegration for the next few months. This is the process in which the implants will bond with your bone tissue to become one unit, allowing your restorations to have an incredibly stable foundation. This can take around three to six months. Afterward, you’ll come back to our office to receive your abutments—small metal connectors that link the restorations to your dental implants. You be sent home again to allow your gums to heal from this portion of the treatment.
Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s)
Once you’ve recovered and your final restorations are ready, you’ll return to us to get your brand-new dental crown, bridge, or dentures. Our team will make any necessary adjustments to ensure your bite is correct and your overall results are satisfactory. After we’ve answered any questions you might have, you’ll be free to go and enjoy your fully rebuilt smile!
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Stronger and more stable than traditional bridges and dentures
- Proven to last for 30+ years (other options last about 5-10)
- Extremely natural-looking
- Don’t rely on other teeth for support
- Fully restore your ability to eat and speak
- No dietary restrictions
- Easy to care for—just brush and floss like regular teeth
- Support the jawbone from within, preventing bone loss
- Help restore volume to the lips and face
- Reduces the risk of future tooth loss
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Any adult who has suffered tooth loss is a potential candidate for dental implants. The most important factor is that the jawbone is strong enough to hold the new teeth, and if this isn’t the case for someone already, we can help a patient get ready for the treatment. We can also tailor the procedure to replace as many teeth as the patient needs:
Missing One Tooth
Instead of filing down multiple teeth to make room for a bridge, we can place a single implant topped with a custom crown to close a gap. The crown itself will be shaped and shaded to match the rest of the smile so that it looks like it has always been there.
Missing Multiple Teeth
A typical bridge is held in place by being anchored to nearby teeth, but with an implant bridge, the prosthetic is attached to two implants on either side of the gap. This makes the new teeth much more stable and last longer.
Missing All Your Teeth
With just four to eight implants, we can create a firm foundation for a full denture that is guaranteed to stay in place. Implant dentures help a patient recover much more of their bite strength compared to a removable one, plus they protect the jaw from bone loss that can affect the fit.
All-on-4 Implant Dentures
All-on-4 implant dentures enable our team to replace an entire row of teeth in a single appointment (after a few initial screenings). Four specialized implants are placed in the thickest areas of the jawbone, and then a denture is attached to them immediately. This procedure allows many patients to get implants without having to first undergo a bone graft, plus it is much faster compared to other implant treatments.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Because each dental implant procedure is entirely personalized based on a patient’s needs and situation, the cost can vary. How many implants are needed, the type of restoration used, and whether or not preparatory procedures are necessary can all influence the price. We will go over all of these details at your consultation and also discuss how insurance and financing can make your treatment more affordable.