Family & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Greenwich, CT
Missing teeth can diminish your ability to speak clearly, chew properly, and feel confident about your smile. Fortunately, a full set of beautiful teeth is available at Greenwich Dentistry in Greenwich, Connecticut. Dentists Sean Sutton, DDS, Mark Sutton, DDS, and their expert team offer dental implants to restore your smile. Book an appointment with Greenwich Dentistry, serving Greenwich, Connecticut, and surrounding areas by phone or schedule online to learn more.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium, artificial tooth roots that support custom-made, artificial teeth if you have missing teeth or require extraction. Implants restore your beautiful smile by giving you a full set of natural-looking teeth.
Implants can replace one or more missing teeth. Your dentist surgically places metal posts into your jawbone and allows it to heal prior to getting your new replacement teeth. The procedure is quite popular, with about three million people opting for dental implants.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Some of the many benefits of dental implants include:
- No gaps between teeth
- Improved self-confidence
- Full set of teeth
- Easier chewing
- Clearer speech
- Lower risk of teeth shifting
Different types of dental implants are available at Greenwich Dentistry. Your provider helps you find a solution that matches your personalized needs.
Are dental implants right for me?
To find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, your dentist reviews your medical and dental history. They examine your remaining teeth and gums and take dental X-rays. You must have enough jawbone density to support the implants or be willing to undergo bone grafting. If you have severely decayed teeth, you might require extraction prior to implant placement.
What happens during implant placement?
Implant placement is a multiple-step process that takes several months to complete. Bone grafting, if you require it, is the first step in your journey toward a full set of teeth. When bone grafting is complete, your dentist numbs your mouth and implants titanium posts into your jawbone.
After several months of healing, they digitally scan your mouth so a dental lab can create artificial crowns, bridges, or dentures to serve as your new replacement teeth. When the artificial teeth are ready, your dentist securely attaches them to the implants where they can remain for a lifetime if cared for properly.
How should I care for my new teeth?
Adopt good oral hygiene practices when caring for dental implants at home. Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste at least twice daily and floss every day. Don’t chew on pencils, ice, hard candy, or open packages with your teeth.
See your dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam, and call the Greenwich Dentistry office if your dental implants become loose or damaged.
Don’t live with imperfect or missing teeth when a beautiful smile is within reach at Greenwich Dentistry. Book a consultation by phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
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