Dental Implants Dental implants make traditional, uncomfortable bridges a nightmare of the past—offering a modern, versatile solution with natural-looking results. Dental implants can be the best choice for securely replacing missing teeth, and also for anchoring loose dentures or partials— providing a permanent way to improve your occlusion, your smile, and your overall dental health. The Dental Implant Process Dental implants involve a surgical process that replaces the natural tooth root with a strong, surgical-grade titanium post that is shaped similar to—and takes the place of—the natural root. Once placed under the gum line, the post actually fuses to the jawbone to become an integral part of your structural dental anatomy. The dental implant process usually only requires local anesthetic, and most patients describe the procedure as surprisingly easy and less troubling than tooth extraction. In fact, very seldom is much pain or discomfort reported. Once the dental implant is in position, a several-week healing process allows the posts to become firmly integrated into the jaw bone. With healing complete, the dental implant is ready to accept your new, permanent, perfect replacement tooth! Finishing Dental Implants for a perfect smile! Designed to allow a fast, pain-free, spectacular conclusion, the now permanent dental implant resembles a cylinder with internal threads. A tooth supporting bracket or post is then quickly and securely screwed into the implant without any discomfort. From there, we take an impression so your replacement teeth can be custom fabricated. Working together with some of the world’s top ceramist labs, we carefully consider tooth shape, color, translucency, and length so your new teeth will match existing healthy teeth—and enhance your overall smile. Soon after, a final appointment lets us bond your strong, 100% natural-looking replacement teeth on to the posts—completing the dental implant process. The result: a perfectly formed replacement tooth that is secure, permanent, and beautiful! Learning if Dental Implants are the right alternative for you Dental implant procedures have revolutionized the options available for patients with compromised dental anatomy. Recent studies, however, have revealed that some dental implant procedures performed years ago used procedural standards which led to unanticipated complications. Today, many “early implants” are now failing due to compromised health of the jawbone. This condition often necessitates implants and teeth be removed so the unhealthy jaw bone can be treated. In Europe alone, over 1 million implants a year need to be replaced! Recently a dental procedure breakthrough—laser gum treatment—has been recognized as an alternative to dental implants for qualifying patients. This minimally invasive procedure can actually stop decay and rejuvenate a healthy bond between teeth an the bone structures they are anchored in. When considering dental implants for Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry patients, we conduct a thorough examination that includes imaging, photos, and a complete review of your dental and medical history. With that information in hand, we then meet with you to discuss your needs and options to determine if you are a candidate for dental implant therapy. Your complete safety and comfort is always our first priority. Call today for a FREE dental implant consultation: 860-347-1227 For simpler cases, we also offer modern fixed bridges, which are comfortable, permanent, undetectable, and a less-involved option than dental implants.