Extractions and tooth decay leave you with gaps in your teeth. You have a hard time eating, and you are too embarrassed to smile. At DiBella Dental Care, Dr. Echavarria offers dental implant restoration.

What Is Dental Implant Restoration?

Dental implant restoration is a permanent solution for missing teeth. The teeth are replaced with individual synthetic teeth that look and feel just like your natural teeth. The dental implants are secured to your jawbone, so they stay in place.

What Can Dental Implants Correct?

Dr. Echavarria recommends dental implants for her patients who have missing teeth, either due to extractions, gum disease, or accidents. The implants not only make it easier to eat, but they also help to protect the surrounding teeth from bacteria and plaque.

What Is the Procedure for Dental Implant Restoration?

Dental implant restoration is performed in multiple stages. First, a rod is inserted into your jawbone by Dr. Echavarria. This serves as the mount for the crown that replaces your missing tooth. It takes about six to 12 months for the bone to grow around the rod. Second, a dental crown is attached to the rod. Once the crown is affixed to the rod, your dental implant restoration is complete.

What to Expect After Getting Dental Implants

After getting dental implants, you may need some time to adapt to having a new tooth. You can eat as usual, but take your time chewing at first. You may also find that talking is a bit more challenging once you have the new tooth. Your dental implants are designed to match the natural shape and color of your teeth, so no one will know that you have implants.

Are Dental Implants Better Than Dentures?

Like dentures, dental implant restoration replaces one or more missing teeth. The advantage of dental implants is that the teeth are permanently in place. Dentures need to be removed every night. You can brush and floss your implants the same as your natural teeth. Dentures require some additional steps for cleaning. One instance in which dentures are the best option is for patients who have too much bone loss in the jaw. Without enough bone, the rod for the implant cannot be attached to the jaw.

Schedule Your Dental Implants Appointment Today

Call DiBella Dental Care today to schedule an appointment for dental implant restoration and other oral health services. Dr. Echavarria performs a thorough exam to determine if dental implants are the best option. Our practice serves those in Brookfield, CT, and the surrounding areas.