It is estimated, more than 178 million Americans live with one or more missing teeth. With missing teeth significantly decreasing your oral health and quality of life, you need an effective solution for tooth replacement. Dental implants in Rocky Hill are a permanent option to replace missing teeth with a success rate of over 95 percent. Dental implants are the only form of tooth replacement that most closely looks and functions like natural teeth. While dental implants are effective, there are certain things to consider before making the choice to replace your teeth with dental implants.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent form of tooth replacement. Unlike other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants require surgery to implant titanium posts into the jawbone. The posts replace the roots of the missing teeth for a secure foundation for the dental crowns. In addition, the posts stimulate bone to stop bone loss.
After the jawbone heals to the implant posts, abutments are attached to the posts. Abutments allow for the dental crowns to be anchored in place while allowing the gum tissue to heal for a natural look. The final phase of treatment is the restoration process, which involves attaching the dental crowns to the abutments.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
In most cases, if you have healthy gums and adequate bone density to support the implants, you are a candidate for dental implants. However, there are certain medical conditions that may prevent you from getting dental implants, such as those that limit the body’s ability to heal and fight infections. Certain lifestyle factors, like heavy smoking, may prevent you from getting dental implants.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Since dental implants are a permanent solution, it involves a lifelong commitment. To benefit from dental implants, you must be willing to undergo surgery. In addition, you must have a strong commitment to your oral health. The biggest risk for dental implant failure involves infection. If you do not have the best oral hygiene habits, you may want to consider another option to replace your missing teeth.
How Can I Get Dental Implants?
To start the process for dental implants, you will need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Thaddeus Michalski. Dr. Michalski will perform the necessary consultation to determine if dental implants are right for you. If you are a candidate for dental implants, he will create a customized treatment plan to begin replacing your missing teeth. You will then undergo the entire treatment process at his dental office. You will not have to be sent to different locations for each phase of treatment.
With the entire process handled in one location and by one dentist, you can rest assured you are in good hands. You will save time and money with the entire treatment handled by Dr. Michalski. If you are ready to benefit from the best form of tooth replacement, contact our office today to schedule your consultation. We will restore your smile and confidence with dental implants.