If missing teeth are getting in the way of a flawless smile, there is a permanent, effective and attractive solution for you: dental implants.

Comfortable, durable and natural-looking, dental implants from Dr. James Watts in Mystic, CT are a great fix for the gaps in your smile.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are screw-like posts that are secured into your jaw bone. Acting as the root of your tooth, as the jawbone regrows around the implant it becomes secured permanently in place. An artificial tooth, shaped, sized and tinted to match your natural teeth, is adhered to the top of the implant to complete your set of teeth.

What can dental implants fix?

If you have missing teeth, or teeth that need removal due to severe chips, cracks or decay, a dental implant can take its place.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants are permanent, so they require no removal for cleaning or sleeping. They are easy to care for -- just brush and floss like normal, along with having regular professional cleanings and exams at our Mystic office.

Because dental implants are sturdy and secure, you won't need to worry about any possible shifting or loosening and will be able to bite and chew comfortably. Dental implants also offer aesthetic improvement to your smile, restoring it so it is complete and attractive. Because dental implants are inconspicuous, no one will know your dental implant isn't your natural tooth.

What is the recovery period for dental implants?

Your dentist at our Mystic office will apply an anesthetic before the procedure to keep you comfortable and may recommend an over the counter pain reliever or give you a prescription to alleviate soreness following the procedure. You should stick to soft foods for a few days as your mouth heals and brush gently around the implant.

Call our Mystic office at (860) 536-6446 to learn more about how dental implants can perfect your smile.