August 2, 2018

If you have missing teeth, you might not realize how important it is to find a stable, long-term replacement solution. For those missing an entire set, dentures are one possibility with a long history of success. For those only needing partial or single-tooth replacements, there’s also bridges. Both are solid ways to take care of your missing teeth. For those looking for a permanent solution that feels natural and looks great, there’s also dental implants.

Advantages to Dental Implants

The first and biggest advantage to dental implants is that they are permanent. Barring trauma from an accident, their titanium anchors will stay fixed to your jaw and the natural-looking replacement teeth are typically stronger than the originals. Other great advantages to opting for implants include:

  • Easily replace damaged replacement teeth if necessary
  • Anchors to jawbone provide a tooth core and prevent bone loss
  • Preserve your smile as-is
  • Eat and drink like you’re used to, without worry
  • Replace one tooth or a complete set
  • Clean and care for them like natural teeth

Are You a Candidate for Implants?

If you’re thinking about talking to your periodontist about dental implants, it’s important to realize that not everyone will wind up being a candidate. The implant procedure has become very refined over the years, and there are now ways to help more people than ever before to access these amazing devices. There are still a few conditions that preclude the use of implants, though.

If your health is severely impaired by another medical condition, you may not be strong enough to safely recover from the dental implant procedure process. There are also limitations imposed by certain kinds of tooth loss. Severe gum disease and recession could lead to jawbone loss that prevents the use of implants. In those cases, Dr. Toback will work with you to identify options, including bone grafts, to see if there is a way to make them work.

We have locations in New London, CT and Westerly, RI. We also proudly serve Groton, CT and surrounding areas. Contact us today to make an appointment for a consultation!



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