Four Benefits of Dental Implants
Lost teeth can impact one’s smile in a number of different ways. For example, the smile is forever changed, especially when the lost tooth is one of the anterior teeth. Additionally, the existing teeth can shift around, creating more gaps within the smile. Patients with one or more missing teeth may also have reduced chewing efficiency and may find it more difficult to speak clearly. It is important that Newington, CT patients address their missing teeth as soon as possible with a tooth replacement option. There are many options available at Cedar Mountain Dental, but our dentists will often recommend the placement of dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Drs. Zach Korwin and Gary Toubman describe dental implants as tooth replacement options that are fabricated using small screw-like appliances that are placed into the bone of the jaw for stabilization. The dental implant can be restored over the top in many different ways to complete the process.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Our team describes four common benefits of dental implants:
- Longevity. When patients take care of their smile with brushing, flossing, and routine visits to their dentist, they will find that their dental implant will last a lifetime and will never need replacing!
- Stability. Dental implants have unsurpassed stability and strength due to the fact they are placed into the bone of the jaw. Through a bone growth process called osseointegration, the implants are solidified for optimum functionality.
- Versatility. Dental implants can replace one or more teeth in a variety of different ways. Patients can use a dental crown to cover the implant when replacing a single tooth. A dental bridge can use a dental implant on one or both sides to anchor them in. Additionally, patients may use dental implants to stabilize a full denture for proper functionality.
- Biocompatibility. Because dental implants are made of a metal such as titanium, they are biocompatible with the body.
Interested in finding out if dental implants are right for you?
Connect with the team at Cedar Mountain Dental today by calling (860) 667-2600 and visiting the practice in Newington, CT at 112 Market Square. Our practice is accepting new patients and families seeking general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions for adults and children.