Missing teeth? Ask our skilled dentist about dental implants in New Milford, Connecticut. An implant replaces your entire tooth to give you a stable tooth replacement that can last as long as your natural teeth. Call us today at 860-272-4312 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Glenn M. Wilson and learn more about how dental implants can benefit you.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth, designed to replace your missing teeth and restore your smile and oral function. Implants were first developed in the 1960s by a Swedish scientist named Per-Ingvar Branemark, and were initially conceived as a way to secure loose-fitting dentures. As implant dentistry has advanced, the usefulness of the implant has expanded to make it one of the best possible replacements for missing and lost teeth. Modern implant dentistry offers a wide range of tooth replacement solutions, including:
- Single tooth replacement
- Replacing multiple teeth, including a full dental arch
- Anterior replacement
- Posterior replacement
Dental implants are designed to be long-lasting and highly stable replacements for your tooth. They consist of two basic parts – the implant post and the implant restoration.
The implant post is a small screw, usually made of titanium. This screw is surgically inserted into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth to replace the tooth root. The implant post integrates with your supporting jawbone to provide a stable foundation for your new tooth, and also stimulates your bone tissue to ensure that it remains healthy.
After you have healed from your implant placement procedure, our dentist will meet with you to create an implant restoration. The implant restoration caps the post to complete your treatment and finish restoring your smile. An implant restoration may be a crown, bridge or a denture, depending on your individual needs and how many teeth you are replacing. It will be custom-made to provide you with a comfortable and aesthetic solution for your smile.
If you are missing a tooth, we strongly encourage you to meet with our dentist and discuss the benefits of a dental implant. A missing tooth can cause significant problems for your oral health and smile, and implants are designed to look, feel and function just like your natural teeth. When properly cared for with good oral hygiene and regular preventive care in our office, your implant can last a lifetime.
Almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants. If your teeth and supporting oral structures are healthy, you should be able to receive an implant without difficulty. If you have a pre-existing dental condition, such as tooth decay or periodontal disease, you will need to receive treatment for that problem prior to receiving an implant.
Call us today to schedule your implant consultation and learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry. We look forward to helping you regain a healthy, beautiful smile.