Dental Implants in Fairfield from Thomas Toolson, DDS
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Dental accidents happen. While some may be minor, others may require more extensive restorative care in order to return the dentition to its full health and function. At Fairfield Family Dental, Fairfield dentist Dr. Thomas Toolson offers dental implants as a permanent solution to replacing teeth that are missing or have been extracted due to severe damage or infection.
Restorative Dentistry with Dental Implants
Unlike traditional restorative solutions like dentures, partials, or bridges, dental implants are permanently placed in the jawbone through a minor surgical procedure. Once the implant has been fully integrated into the bone, the crown restoration is placed, providing patients with a completed and functional smile.
The Implant Advantage
The process and design of dental implants provide patients with a number of health and functional benefits that cannot be found with conventional restorative treatments. As implants are designed to mimic a natural tooth, the surgical placement of this prosthetic helps to stimulate bone regeneration around the implant. Not only does this ensure a sturdy foundation for the eventual restoration, but it also helps to prevent the bone deterioration that can occur with conventional restorative treatments like dentures, partials, and bridges. Stimulated bone regeneration can also help to prevent further tooth loss, protecting the patient’s dental health and function.
Implants also protect tooth alignment. Following untreated tooth loss, the adjacent teeth tend to shift into the empty socket. This gradual movement can have domino-like effect on the overall function of the smile, causing uneven pressure distribution in addition to increasing the likelihood of compromising jaw alignment. With dental implants, bite alignment is preserved and full function is restored.
Additionally, implant restorations are created to mimic the look of the tooth. To ensure a seamless smile, our Fairfield implant dentist uses advanced CEREC technology to create crown restorations that match the shape and color of the surrounding tooth. As these restorations are made of highly durable porcelain, these implant-specific crowns restore function and aesthetics to the dentition.
Preparing for Implants
Seeking restorative treatment with dental implants is a time commitment. While successful implant treatment often takes longer than traditional restorative treatments, the long-term benefits are well worth the investment. At Fairfield Family Dental, our implant dentist first performs a comprehensive evaluation to determine whether implants are the best solution for the patient’s smile.
Once eligibility has been established, advanced technology is used to create a comprehensive treatment plan. For some patients with limited bone density, preliminary bone grafting may be needed to ensure a successful restoration. After the bone has been prepared, the implant is then placed into the bone. During the recovery process, patients return to our Fairfield dental office to ensure proper recovery. Once the implant has successfully integrated into the bone, the final restoration is placed.
Dental Implants in Fairfield
At Fairfield Family Dental, our team is dedicated to providing patients with exceptional restorative care. For more information about dental implants in Fairfield, contact our implant dentist today to schedule your consultation.