Find out why dental implants have become one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth in Stamford.
While dentures are certainly kind to your finances and dental bridges can be a fast solution, there is a reason why so many people are dedicating themselves to months of treatments to get a dental implant. After all, there is truly no other restoration like it. Our Stamford, CT dentist, Dr. Peter Perimenis, explains why dental implants might just be the best solution to your tooth loss woes.
A dental implant is a small metal screw or post that is biocompatible, which means that the body won’t reject it. This screw is surgically embedded into the jawbone where it is then left to heal over the course of a few months. During these months of healing the bone and tissue around the implant will regrow and fuse together with the metal screw. This is what makes an implant a strong, stable restoration and unlike other options, it doesn’t rely on other neighboring teeth for support.
Now that the jawbone and the implant have become one, the implant is designed to last a very long time. Of course, it’s important that you maintain good oral hygiene to make sure that your restoration and the rest of your smile stays healthy. The life of your implant relies on you.
Once the gums have healed and the bone and implant are one, the next step is to perform another minor surgery to open up the gums and to place a connector, also known as an abutment, over top of the implant. Then we will give the gums time to heal around the new structure. Once the healing process is over we will place a dental crown over the abutment.
There are many different dental implant options. In fact, there are more than 40 different kinds of implants on the market. You can get implants that are designed to support a single crown. You can also choose to get multiple implants to replace several teeth. Implants can also be used to support dental bridges and even dentures. When we sit down and discuss your treatment goals we can determine which type of implant is best suited to your needs.
Don’t let tooth loss affect your smile for life. Rely on the dental restoration that could turn all this around for you. Schedule your consultation today with Perimenis Family Dental Practice in Stamford, CT and get one step closer to a beautiful, full smile.