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Dental Implants

Bethel Dental ImplantsThe loss of a tooth can be a great blow to your self esteem and day-to-day life. Not only can missing teeth affect one’s appearance, but can also negatively affect eating habits and facial bone structure.

Fortunately, great advancements in prosthodontics have made it possible to permanently replace missing teeth with dental implants.

The Dental Implant Process

Dr. Strait performs the entire implant procedure in his office, unless the case requires a sophisticated sinus lift or onlay bone grafting. In those cases, we will refer you to one of two other highly skilled oral surgeons.

Once a tooth has been completely removed, the first step in placing a dental implant is to install a root-like titanium screw directly into the jawbone. This screw is given sufficient time to fuse with the jawbone and surrounding tissues. When this process is complete, the screw acts just like the roots of a tooth and holds the replacement firmly in place.

When Dr. Strait has determined that the screw has healed into place, a small post or abutment can be attached. This will provide an anchor for your replacement tooth. A new artificial tooth will be produced using a custom mold taken of your mouth. The color, size, and shape of the new tooth will match your original teeth very closely, so you can feel confident in your restored smile.

Dental Implant System

We now offer the most advanced implant technology available, Ankylos by Dentsply, because this is the first system that guarantees the stability, longevity, permanent aesthetics, and periodontal health of the implant, by preventing any bone loss or ditching (wear) of the bone around its base.

We also provide mini implants and implant dentures.

Care of Your Dental Implants

Once the dental implant has been placed and healed properly, it will serve you with the same strength and integrity as a natural tooth. Care for it as you care for all of your teeth, with regular brushing and flossing.

Dr. Van Strait of Bethel Dental Associates is your CT provider for quality dental care. Call 203-730-9011 to find out more.

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