Are you dealing with tooth loss? Then you need to learn about dental implants! Available from Dr. James Watts, your dentist in Mystic, CT, these amazing dental restorations replace your entire missing tooth, from the roots all the way t the crown. Read on to learn about what dental implants can do for you!

More about dental implants

These restorations consist of several parts, including:

  • A biocompatible titanium post that is placed into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. Following placement, the titanium post bonds to the rest of the bone through a process called osseointegration (this generally takes 3-6 months to complete).
  • An abutment is placed on top of the post once osseointegration has occured.
  • A dental crown completes the restoration by being placed on top of the abutment

To install an implant, Dr. Watts will numb the area so that you don't feel any discomfort during the procedure. Once the post is palced, the area is sealed to allow for osseointegration to take place. During these few months, you will receive a temporary crown to go about your regular activities.

When you come in to complete the rest of the procedure, your Mystic dentist will insert the abutment atop the post before finalizing the restoration by placing a crown. Afterward, you'll be able to walk out of the dentist's office with a new and improved smile!

There are some of the many benefits to choosing dental implants:

  • They have a 95% success rate.
  • It's an aesthetically pleasing procedure that boosts self-esteem.
  • They prevent bone deterioration
  • They are easy to maintain—simply brush, floss, and use mouthwash like the rest of your teeth.

Interested? Give us a call

If you have any questions regarding dental implants, don't hesitate to contact your Mystic, CT, dentist, Dr. James Watts, today by dialing (860) 536-6446.