By Steven F. Hinchey, DMD
November 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out one of the best long-term solutions for replacing your missing teeth.

dental implantsWe know how upsetting it can be to face tooth loss. Even though millions of Americans deal with this same issue it may often feel very isolating and stressful. Luckily, our Glastonbury, CT, dentist Dr. Steven Hinchey now offers an amazing restoration that resembles and even functions as close to natural teeth as possible. Welcome to the world of dental implants!

How do dental implants work?

This small metal post may not look like much but it can work wonders for someone who is dealing with tooth loss. This restoration, made from durable, biocompatible titanium, is surgically placed into the jawbone where its main job is to take over the role of tooth roots.

Once our Glastonbury, CT, general dentist places the implant into the pre-drilled hole within the jawbone, the jawbone will be given several months to fully heal. During this healing phase, something pretty amazing happens: the jawbone begins to heal around the implant, fusing together with the metal restoration and making it a permanent part of the jawbone.

Once the jawbone and implant have become one this means that the restoration could end up lasting you the rest of your life (with the proper care and maintenance, of course!). From there, a custom dental crown will be created and then cemented over the implant to replace your missing tooth. Should you need to replace multiple teeth, several implants can also be placed along the jawbone to support full or partial dentures.

Why choose dental implants?

Implants offer a variety of benefits that other tooth replacements just can’t. No other tooth replacement will function as close to natural teeth as implants can. Implants stay put so you don’t have to worry about them moving or shifting around, which means chewing and speaking are fully restored.

Implants also look like natural teeth so no one will be able to tell which teeth are real and which ones are implants. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone it also provides the stimulation your jawbone needs to thrive. By replacing missing tooth roots with an implant, jawbone deterioration is prevented.

Are you ready to find out how dental implants could revive your smile for the long term? Want to find out if you are an ideal candidate for treatment? Then turn to our dental team in Glastonbury, CT, to help. Call us today to learn more!