Recreate Strong, Attractive Teeth in Amazing Ways
If you’ve lost natural teeth or had them extracted because of health concerns, you deserve a strong and enduring replacement that looks just the genuine article. Thankfully, dental implants are available here at Dolan Dental! Implants are considered superior to traditional options because they recreate the entire natural structure of the tooth in order to promote better oral health, and they also don’t require any damaging alteration of nearby teeth either. If you’re ready to pursue this transformative service, please give our Wethersfield, CT location a call today!
Dental Implant Placement
Replacing missing teeth with one or more dental implants requires a significant time commitment on the patient’s part, as well as multiple appointments. After our dentists have determined that you’re a good candidate for the procedure, you’ll first need to have the implant itself surgically placed within the jawbone. Dr. Brendan Dolan personally handles this procedure in-office instead of referring patients to separate specialists, which saves them valuable travel time and allows them to stay with a dental team they already know and trust.
Patients will need to undergo around three to six months of healing time following their surgery. During this time, a process known as osseointegration occurs, during which the natural bone and tissue gradually surrounds the implant and bonds with it. Patients can have temporary restorations placed in the meantime so that their daily routine isn’t disrupted.
Dental Implant Restoration
After the implant has fully healed, an abutment (a base for their new restoration) is attached to the top, and our doctors start the process of creating a replacement “tooth.” Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, our team will recommend a single, all-ceramic dental crown or an implant-retained prosthetic that can cover several implants at once for most cost-effective coverage. Once the restoration is securely in place, patients can look forward to enjoying their complete smile again! Better yet, with the help of professional maintenance and personal oral hygiene at home, you can expect your dental implant to last for many years or even the rest of your life.