Dental Implants in Brookfield, CT - Jamie Gutierrez, D.D.S.
There are obviously many drawbacks to losing teeth. While there are several oral health concerns to consider, the toll that having missing teeth takes on our physical appearance can also have consequences on our social and emotional health and wellbeing. And although the options have never been better to both improve existing teeth and replace a missing tooth due to an accident or gum disease, there is something about the permanence of losing a tooth that keeps many people from seeking dental treatment.
Dental Implants - The Next Best Thing to the Real Thing
Traditional tooth replacement methods like dentures and crowns and bridges do a fine job in repairing both the look and function of a damaged smile. Depending on the location, missing teeth can affect everything from our ability to eat, our speech, and even the health of the bone tissue in the gum, and the stability of the surrounding teeth. A denture or crown replaces the bottom half of the tooth, which is obviously very important. But dental implants go a step further, and replace the root of the missing tooth as well, making it the most permanent of the options currently available.
How do Dental Implants Work?
The implant consists of a cone-shaped titanium screw that replaces the root of the missing tooth. Once the implant has fused with the surrounding bone in the gum, the crown of the tooth is attached to the implant with an abutment, permanently securing the new tooth in place. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or several. Once it has healed, the implants do not have to be removed for maintenance or care and are generally as stable and secure as a natural tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Dental implants look completely natural
- Dental implants are cleaned by simple brushing and flossing
- Dental implants won’t ever move around
- Dental implants can last throughout your lifetime
- Dental implants won’t ever decay and they resist stain
Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike other dental restorations, implants are designed to be permanent. Once they have healed successfully, they are virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Like natural teeth, they require meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental exams and professional dental cleanings to help prevent infections and gum disease. Implants are the only restoration that help to prevent bone loss in your gums. An implant can be used to replace a single tooth, or a set of dentures — with just a few implants! If you are in good overall health and have enough bone density, dental implants may be a good option for you.
Another important benefit of dental implants is that they also help you retain the youthful fullness and contours of your face, especially your firm jawline. Your body produces more bone to fuse with the implant and the increased bone production fills out your facial contours. You won’t have the sunken, sagging look of someone who wears dentures for a long time.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
People with sufficient healthy bone tissue and in good general health are typically eligible for implants. To learn if you are a good candidate, contact Jaime Gutierrez, D.D.S. at (203) 775-0480 to schedule a consultation in Brookfield, CT today.
Do you need dental implants?
Call Jaime Gutierrez, D.D.S. in Brookfield, CT at (203) 775-0480 for more information!