Dental Implants – Glastonbury, CT
Complete and Total Restoration of the Crown and Root!
Over the decades, Glastonbury Dental Associates has been committed to keeping up with advances in dentistry. In keeping with this tradition, we offer dental implants at our Glastonbury, CT dental office. Dental implants are the most recent development in tooth replacement options, and this method of replacing missing teeth has greatly improved upon the options of the past to provide an optimal experience.
Why Choose Glastonbury Dental Associates for Dental Implants?
- Natural-Looking and Durable Restorations
- Transparent Financing Every Step of the Way
- Innovative Dental Technology in a Modern Dental Office
Benefits of Dental Implants
What are the advantages of tooth replacement with dental implants?
- Improved appearance
- Improved hygiene
- Greater durability
- Improved ability to eat what you love
- Improved speech
- Greater comfort
- Greater self-esteem
- Long-lasting results
If you’re weighing your options for tooth replacement, we highly suggest you consider dental implants because they’re so much like your own natural tooth structure, and nothing beats nature’s own design. Titanium implants can also help if you have dentures by improving stability to prevent slippage and keep the jaw bone from disintegrating over time.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are incredibly versatile, meaning you can replace one tooth, multiple teeth or an entire arch because of their strength. Consider the following options below to determine which treatment route may best suit your needs!
Missing One Tooth
Replacing a single tooth requires just one titanium post followed by one porcelain crown. The crown is attached to the post via an abutment, which keeps the restoration stabilized. Our dental office uses porcelain because of how well it mimics real tooth enamel, even when light reflects off of it.
Missing Multiple Teeth
To replace multiple missing teeth, we take what would be a traditional dental bridge and customize it to fit on top of dental implants. The main difference is we do not need to remove natural tooth structure just to fit the bridge on top of implants, unlike a traditional bridge. The bridge is made up of three or four crowns, with the crown on either end hollowed out to fit on top of the implants. The crowns in between, or pontics, fill the gap in your smile.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Implants can easily hold both partial and full dentures, depending on your preference. As a bonus, only two to six implants are needed to hold either type of restoration, saving you money on overall treatment costs.
The Dental Implant Process
The actual implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone and fuse with the bone as they heal. Once the implants have healed, we are ready to restore, construct and place the actual replacement tooth or bridge and your smile is complete! Dental implants have an amazing success rate of up to 97%, and they're easy to care for - you simply continue your oral hygiene routines as you always have. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
Partners with the Best
Glastonbury Dental Associates caters specifically to restorations, meaning we leave the implant portion of treatment to a trusted oral surgeon offsite. The day of your surgery, you’ll head to their dental office and go over each step of your treatment. After the implant(s) have been placed and fully healed, you’ll come back to our dental office to have your restoration designed and fabricated. After it’s placed, we’ll confirm that it looks natural and that your bite remains even.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implants in Glastonbury largely varies because of the many different ways your treatment could develop. For example, patients in need of preliminary treatments like bone grafts, periodontal therapy, sinus lifts, or other services will increase the overall cost because they improve your eligibility for implants. Furthermore, those who intend on replacing multiple teeth via an implant bridge or denture will inherently pay more than someone replacing a single tooth because they are more complex restorations and require more implants to anchor.
Regardless of your overall cost, it’s important to keep in mind that your dental implant treatment is a long-term investment. Even if their upfront cost is high, their long-term benefits make it an extremely cost-effective solution, especially when compared to traditional bridges and dentures.
Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery
Bone grafting, periodontal therapy, sinus lifts, and tooth extractions are all considered preliminary treatments that may be recommended by our team if necessary to ensure the success of your dental implant placement. However, with these additional treatments comes an increase in the overall cost of your care. While this may not be a welcomed realization, it’s important to remember that they are necessary if you want to make sure your implants remain firmly in place for as long as possible.
But it isn’t just preliminary treatments that are factored into the total. Your surgical procedure is included as well. Because we partner with a trusted oral surgeon offsite, it will be necessary for you to pay one fee to the implant dentist in Glastonbury as well as a separate fee for the customized implant restoration, which is put into place by our team of experts.
The Parts of Your Dental Implant
The brand and manufacturer of dental implants are chosen by the dentist. As a result, you may be inclined to opt for a cheaper solution if you believe the cost to be too high. However, the price you pay will reflect in the quality of the materials you receive, so keep in mind that cheaper isn’t always better. High-quality options like titanium, which makes up 92.5% of all dental implants in Glastonbury, are most commonly used. Why? Because they are known to easily fuse with the bone and oral tissue, creating a solid foundation for your custom restoration.
When meeting with our team to discuss your candidacy for dental implants, we will offer honesty and transparency when discussing the materials used to craft your new smile.
Final Dental Implant Restoration
The type of restoration you receive will be based on the number of teeth you are missing. Normally, someone would pay less when only replacing a single missing tooth. However, the more teeth that need to be replaced, the greater the increase in price simply because of the additional materials used. A team of lab technicians will be responsible for creating your restoration whether it be a dental crown, bridge, or denture. They will need to make sure it matches the color, size, and shape of your regular teeth to create a natural appearance.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Dental insurance companies, for the most part, do not offer coverage for dental implant placement. Yes, this is disappointing, but unfortunately, they do not view these prosthetics as “medically necessary” in most cases. The good news though is that you can inquire about coverage for other aspects of treatment, such as your initial consultation, any preliminary treatments, or even your custom restoration. Our team will be happy to work on your behalf and file any necessary claims or paperwork to minimize the level of stress and keep your treatment moving in the right direction.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
No matter where your dental insurance company chooses to stand on the issue of coverage, you can count on an alternative solution to make paying for your dental implants more affordable. With the help of CareCredit, you can enroll in a low or no interest payment plan to pay for the remaining costs associated with your dental implant treatment. By breaking up the cost of your care into more manageable payments, you can stay within your budget and worry less about the future of your smile.
The team at Glastonbury Dental Associates is here to help you through the entire process of receiving dental implants. Not only will we provide exceptional dental care, but our team will walk you through each step, helping you to better understand the cost of your treatment, maximize your benefits, and answering any questions along the way. Contact us today to learn more about dental implants and let us help take your smile to the next level.
Get Your Dental Implant Treatment Started!
Are you thinking about the possibility of dental implants? Contact the Hartford, CT area dentists at Glastonbury Dental Associates in Glastonbury, CT. One of our dentists will be happy to thoroughly discuss all your options with you and guide you toward the one that fits best.
Dental Implant FAQ’s
Many patients are choosing dental implants because of their amazing health, beauty, and functional benefits. However, it’s common to be curious about this treatment because it’s a newer technology compared to other restorations like traditional dentures. That’s why we’ve included the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants in Glastonbury. Keep reading to get the information you need to make a confident investment in your smile.
What Can I Expect During the Dental Implant Procedure?
The first question many people have is about what their experience may be like during the procedure. We will ensure that you’re completely numb and comfortable before beginning, ensuring that your surgery goes as smoothly as possible. In fact, patients who have gotten dental implants relate them to a simple tooth extraction. We even offer sedation dentistry to give our patients a greater sense of relaxation. After your surgery, it’s completely normal to feel some slight soreness, but this can all be managed by following our aftercare instructions.
Will My Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Many patients are also curious about the cost of dental implants and whether or not their insurance will cover the treatment. Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans don’t cover dental implants, however they may be able to help with certain aspects of the procedure like the consultation or restoration. This will all depend on your insurance and your specific case. Our front desk team will work with your insurance to maximize your coverage while minimizing your out of pocket spending.
Can Dental Implants Help if I Have Dentures?
If you already have a denture, you may be wondering if dental implants are still a good option. The answer is yes! In fact, implants can change your life. We can place dental implants, attaching your denture to them for a strong and sturdy smile. With the denture anchored to your jaw, you can enjoy confident smiling, comfortable speaking, and easy eating. The best part is that implants can help your denture last longer and they preserve the strength of your jawbone.
How Do I Know if Dental Implants Are Right for Me?
So, how do you know if dental implants are right for you? The best way to find out is to come into our office for a consultation. One of our experienced dentists will carefully examine your smile, checking for how many teeth you’re missing, the strength of your jawbone, and the condition of your oral health. After this consultation, we’ll be able to make the best recommendation for you. However, good implant candidates will typically have enough jawbone volume for placement, a commitment to a positive oral healthcare routine, and avoid smoking or using tobacco products.
If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to call Glastonbury Dental Associates today!