With a dental implant, our Brookfield dentist can restore your smile to its optimal health and function by replacing one or more missing teeth. Implants are also shaped and colored to beautifully blend in with your smile and enhance your appearance. We invite you to contact us soon at 203.775.6167 if you are interested in learning more about the benefits of dental implants in Brookfield, Connecticut, and scheduling your consultation with Dr. Morelli.
Dental implants are versatile tooth replacements that promote long-term oral health by replacing the natural tooth root as well as its visible crown, supporting the jawbone and preventing bone deterioration. The implant post, which is embedded into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth, is used to support your prosthetic tooth or teeth. A single implant crown may be recommended if you are only missing one tooth, but an implant-supported bridge or partial or full implant-supported denture can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth. During your initial implant consultation with our dentist, we will examine your mouth and help you decide whether you are a good candidate for dental implants and, if so, which implant restoration is right for you.
After your initial consultation, your first appointment with our dentist will be for your implant placement. During this visit, the implant post, a small titanium screw made of a biocompatible material that is designed to integrate into the surrounding bone, is surgically inserted into the jawbone. There will then be a healing period, after which your custom-designed implant restoration is anchored into place over the implant post or posts. Each restoration is created with your specific mouth and dental needs in mind, and there will be multiple opportunities to make adjustments in order to ensure the restoration fits your mouth beautifully and comfortably while fully restoring your smile’s health and function.
Replacing a missing tooth is one of the best things you can do to restore and preserve your smile for years to come, and when cared for properly, your dental implant can last you for the rest of your life. Some patients may need periodontal care before their mouth is ready for a dental implant, but our Brookfield dentist will be happy to talk you through all of your replacement options when you visit our office. To learn more about implant dentistry and find out if this is the right option for your smile, call our office and schedule your restorative consultation today.