If you have lost a tooth or two because of gum disease, trauma, or decay, there are various ways that Gargano Family Dentistry in North Haven, CT, can help. Led by Dr. Joseph Gargano and Dr. Theodore Gargano, we can help restore your smile with the use of dentures, traditional bridges, and dental crowns. However, there is one option that provides unparalleled longevity and functionality—dental implants. Read on to learn the unique benefits of this treatment option.
Am I an Excellent Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dental implant treatment entails a dentist surgically placing a titanium post (the implant, itself) directly into the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. Accordingly, if you’re looking to replace a lost tooth with dental implants, you will have to undergo a comprehensive health exam first. The reason for this is that good candidates for implant surgery are those that are in great oral and general health. You should likewise have adequate jawbone for supporting the dental implant. Fortunately, most adult patients qualify for this treatment upon inspection.
An Overview of The Dental Implant Process
The procedure can be performed right in your dentist’s office, under the guise of local anesthesia. Essentially, a dental implant will replace the tooth roots you lost when you lost a tooth so it will need to be placed surgically into your jawbone.
Dental implants are crafted from titanium and are capable of fusing with your jawbone. This process can take up to two or six months to complete depending on various factors, with bone quality being the most crucial. Once the implant has completely fused with your jawbone, your dentist will then install a tiny connector, called the abutment, that will be used for attaching the crown with your implant. After that, your new tooth will be complete!
Interested in Getting Dental Implants?
Reach out to us here at Gargano Family Dentistry in North Haven, CT. Schedule an assessment with one of our dentists, Dr. Joseph Gargano or Dr. Theodore Gargano, by calling (203) 239-2356 or (203) 239-3985.