Dental Implants in Farmington, CT
Dental Associates provides dental implant treatments in Farmington, CT. Call us today at 860-677-8666 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Types of Dental Implants Available in Farmington, CT
At Dental Associates, we proudly offer dental implants to replace a single missing tooth, multiple missing teeth in a row, or a complete upper or lower arch of teeth.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
Dental implants replace natural tooth roots, providing a strong and stable foundation for replacement teeth. Made of a sliver of biocompatible metal known as titanium, dental implants actually fuse with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. This process takes several months, after which abutment posts are attached to support the final restoration.
For a single tooth dental implant, one implant supports one crown. This is an easy way to achieve a stable, natural, highly aesthetic replacement for one missing tooth.
Implant Supported Bridge
An implant supported bridge is used to replace a run of three or more missing teeth. Implants are placed at both ends of the span, and are used to secure a fixed bridge of replacement teeth. Unlike a traditional bridge, which damages the structure of the adjacent natural teeth, an implant supported bridge does not affect the surrounding healthy teeth at all.
Implant Supported Dentures
Patients who are missing all or most of their teeth may prefer implant supported dentures over traditional dentures. While traditional dentures rest on the gums, often leading to slipping, pinching, and trouble chewing, implant supported dentures are entirely reliant on dental implants. At least two implants are required for snap-on removable dentures, which snap onto the implants for stability but can be removed for cleaning or sleeping.
A fixed implant supported denture requires at least four implants. The denture is affixed to the implants, and functions just like regular teeth. It is not removed for sleeping or cleaning.
The All-on-Four is a unique alternative for those who are missing all of the teeth on the upper or lower arch. Using just four carefully-placed implants, we can permanently attach an entire arch of replacement teeth. Rather than waiting for months for osseointegration, as is required for other implant solutions, the All-on-Four uses immediate-load implants. That means you can leave the same day with your new replacement teeth.
If you would like to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile, please call Dental Associates today at (860) 677-8666 to schedule your appointment.
The Benefits and Importance of Dental Implants
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Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the premium solution to replace missing teeth. Benefits of dental implants include:
- Natural looking teeth
- Implant functions like a natural tooth root
- Restores bite force
- Supports healthy gums
- Resistant to cavities
- Match other teeth in color, shape, and size
- Long-lasting (20+ years, but may last a lifetime)
- Preserves jaw bone and helps regenerate new bone
- Prevents an altered (sunken) facial appearance
- Allows you to enjoy your favorite foods
- Improved self-esteem
- Promotes better oral health
Why Choose Dental Associates for Dental Implants
At Dental Associates in Farmington, CT, our four dentists are consistently named as the Top Dentists in Connecticut by Connecticut Magazine and Hartford Magazine. Our dentists are members of the Academy of Implant Dentistry, Directors of Advanced Education in General Dentistry at UConn School of Dental Medicine, Fellows in the Academy of General Dentistry, and are active in many additional state and national associations.
Dental Associates embraces the latest technologies and techniques to provide a premium patient experience. Our practice includes an onsite lab equipped with CAD/CAM technology. We employ soft tissue lasers for maximum comfort, precision, and tissue preservation. Our imaging technology includes digital intra-oral cameras, digital x-rays, and UV-light cavity detection.
We prioritize excellent results, patient comfort, and service. As a leading provider of dental implants in Hartford County, we aim to exceed your expectations.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth and are free of active gum disease, you are likely an excellent candidate for dental implants. To confirm eligibility, schedule a dental implant consultation today by calling 860-677-8666.
Do you offer Saturday appointments?
We do. We know that it can be challenging to fit a dental appointment in during the week, so we are open on Saturday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. For your convenience, we also begin seeing patients at 7:15 am Monday-Friday.
Does insurance cover dental implants?
Some dental insurance plans may offer partial coverage for dental implants, including implant-supported dentures. Other policies may not provide any coverage. Check your insurance policy for details. To make dental implants more affordable, Dental Associates accepts CareCredit financing.
How long does it take to get dental implants?
Each patient is unique. If you’ve recently lost a tooth or had a tooth extracted, the jaw bone is often strong enough to support dental implants immediately. In other cases, additional treatments such as bone grafts may be necessary to fortify the jaw to support implants. Our dentists can provide an accurate timeline based on your unique needs.
To learn more, or to schedule a dental implant consultation, call 860-677-8666