Dental implants are non-invasive, artificial tooth roots that recreate the anatomy of a missing tooth. Once installed and integrated with your bone, our Bloomfield, CT dentist can place a fixed restoration—such as a crown, bridge, or hybrid denture—on top of them.
Implants are made out of biocompatible, hypoallergenic materials. Once they’re placed, your body readily accepts them as if they’re a natural part of your smile. The titanium that implants are designed from helps to promote natural bone growth and integration surrounding the implant surface, which is what makes them so successful.
When you look at someone with dental implants, you typically cannot tell the difference between their implant and the neighboring natural tooth. The crown, bridge, or full-arch restoration on top of the implants are custom designed for optimal aesthetics as well as function. In addition to cosmetic benefits, dental implants offer a variety of advantages including:
Bloomfield dental implants essentially replace your natural teeth with the most lifelike alternative. Since they promote strong bone, they also help to delay the premature aging associated seen with tooth and bone loss. Placing dental implants in areas of missing teeth adds fullness to your facial features, reducing the chances of sunken tissues in your lips, cheeks, and jawline.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The typical dental implant client is an adult with a fully developed jaw who does not smoke or use tobacco products. Our Bloomfield, Connecticut implant dentistry team will also screen you for other medical factors or medications that may contraindicate the use of dental implants.
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Are dental implants right for you? Contact Jean M. Lafayette, DDS office today to reserve a consultation. During your visit, we’ll talk about your concerns, goals, and the best treatment options for your unique smile. Financing is available.