Dental Implants in Hartford, CT
A missing tooth can create all sorts of problems. First, and probably worst, you feel self-conscious and want to hide your smile from others. Eating and chewing become uncomfortable as neighboring teeth take on extra work, leading to excess wear.
The team at JP Dental understands how the loss of a tooth can dramatically impact your life. For those patients dealing with tooth loss, we’re pleased to offer state-of-the-art dental implants. Dental implants are a permanent solution that will restore your appearance and have you happily showing off your smile in no time.
The Dental Implant Difference
What most people refer to as a dental implant is the prosthetic tooth, such as a crown, that takes the place of the missing tooth. But the secret of dental implants is an artificial root – the implant itself – that lies below the surface of your gums. The implant is placed in your jawbone, allowed to heal, then finished off with a functional dental restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture.
A Healthy Tooth Replacement Solution
At JP Dental, we recommend dental implants because they don’t just replace a missing tooth – they’re also good for your oral health. When a missing tooth isn’t replaced, neighboring teeth can start to drift into the gap, forcing them out of alignment.
Since there’s no root left to stimulate growth of bone, your jawbone may begin to deteriorate. A dental implant replaces the missing tooth root, which provides support for adjacent teeth and prevents deterioration of the jawbone.
Dental implants resolve the above problems because, over time, they actually become part of your jaw structure. Also, since dental implants are held in place with their own titanium root, we don’t need to add stress to adjacent teeth by attaching dental crowns as we would with a bridge.
The Dental Implant Process
The first step in the dental implants process is a consultation with one of our doctors. The best candidate for placement of a dental implant has sufficient bone available in the jaw to hold the implants securely in place.
Once we determine you’re a candidate, we’ll make an appointment for placement of your implant at our Hartford dental office. The titanium implant will be placed in your jaw and given time to heal over several months. This gives the implant time to fuse completely with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. When this process is complete, you’ll return to our Hartford dental office, and we’ll custom-craft replacement teeth to attach to the implant.
Using dental implants, we can:
- Replace a single tooth
- Replace several missing teeth
- Support a dental restoration like a bridge or crown
- Anchor a full set of dentures or overdentures
We Cater to Your Needs
You can be confident that you’ll receive the highest standard of care in a familiar, friendly environment. Our skilled team understands that the idea of having a dental implant placed can be a little intimidating. We’ll be there for you throughout the entire process to provide support and plenty of encouragement.
We will take all the time needed to make sure you understand what is involved and answer all your questions. If we find you’re not a candidate for implants, we’ll discuss all the other excellent options we offer for tooth replacement.
Please contact our Hartford dental office if you’d like more information about dental implants as well as our other tooth replacement options.