East Haven Dental Implants
Our East Haven dental implants restore your full smile, and they do so without the drawbacks that are part of traditional bridges and dentures. In order to determine your eligibility for implants, we at the office of Carl P. Prota, DMD, want you to know some of the common aspects of candidacy for them.
The key qualifications are that your gums should be healthy and your jaw bone strong and thick enough to hold the implant. As part of your exam and consultation, other factors will be discussed, including if you have diabetes or you are a smoker. Bridges and dentures lay on top of your gums, but they do not look, feel, or function like natural teeth. They are a good choice so that you don’t have empty space where you used to have teeth. And you will be able to chew your food more effectively. Our East Haven dental implants, on the other hand, are not just a solution on the surface. They extend below the gum line, and are anchored in your jaw, just like your real teeth are. This is done with a titanium post that our implant dentist surgically places. Your jaw bone grows around the post, and eventually fuses with it, giving you a dependable and long-lasting new root. The second step is to take impressions that are used by the dental lab to fashion a tooth-colored crown. It acts as the tooth portion of our East Haven dental implants, and is cemented to the top of the post. Unlike with fixed bridges, your surrounding tooth material is not affected. And unlike with dentures, you don’t have to restore to messy and not always reliable adhesive.
Make an appointment at our office. Call us right now. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care, so take a bit of time to find out if you’re a good candidate for them.
Carl P. Prota, DMD
1367 North High Street
East Haven, CT 06512
East Haven dental implants
If you have missing teeth that need to be replaced, you may be thinking about getting dental implants. At our dental practice, Carl P. Prota, DMD, our dentist can provide you with East Haven dental implants as soon as he is sure that you are an excellent candidate for the procedure.
When you come to our dental practice to get East Haven dental implants, you will be seen by our top-notch implant dentist, Dr. Carl Prota. Dental implants are very popular with our patients because they look, feel, and function just like other teeth. However, in order for the dental implant procedure to be successful it is important that the patient is a good candidate for the procedure. This is why our dentist will make sure that patients are excellent candidates for the procedure before work begins on dental implants. In order for the dental implant procedure to be successful, it is important that the patients jawbone is thick enough and healthy enough to withstand the dental implant surgery and to successfully heal from the procedure. It is also important that the jawbone is thick enough to allow the dental implant root to successfully fuse to it. Our dentist will also ask you questions about your overall medical health to make sure that there is no reason why you will not be able to completely heal from the surgery. Once it is found that you are a good candidate for getting dental implants, our dentist will be able to proceed with the dental implant process. There is then a waiting period of several months during which time all healing will take place. Finally, a porcelain crown will be permanently attached to the top of the dental implant, and your dental implant will be complete.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist to get East Haven dental implants, simply contact us today.