Dental Implants in Stamford, CT
Drs. Clabaugh & Trentalancia provide dental implants in Stamford, CT. Call 203-327-2540 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
We specialize in the restorative aspect of dental implants, a minor oral surgery procedure that has a success rate of 95% when performed by a specialist. Dental implants are not only the most aesthetic and realistic-looking option for replacing missing teeth, but they also serve several important oral health functions.
Dental implants replace tooth roots, which play an integral role in supporting the gums and jawbone. When a tooth is lost, bone loss begins. Over time, the facial features will begin to look sunken and aged, while the neighboring teeth lose their support structure. This is why dentures need to be refitted over time, and why many denture wearers seem to prematurely age. If several but not all teeth are missing, the remaining teeth are at a higher risk for shifting or loss.
Dental implants halt and even reverse this process. They osseointegrate into the jawbone, creating a strong, stable support for the replacement teeth and maintaining the integrity of the structures that support the remaining natural teeth.
Single Tooth Dental Implants
For a single tooth dental implant, one small, biocompatible dental implant is inserted into the jawbone and covered with a healing cap. Depending on where the missing tooth is in the mouth and your preferences, you might be given a removable replacement tooth to wear while it heals. A few months later, you will return to have an abutment post placed, anchoring a permanent crown to the implant.
Implant Supported Bridge
If multiple adjacent teeth are missing, we can place an implant supported bridge. The process is similar to a single tooth dental implant, except that two implants are placed—one at each end of the span of missing teeth. After healing, a bridge consisting of porcelain replacement teeth is anchored to the dental implants.
Implant Supported Dentures
Implant supported dentures may be either removable or fixed. Anchored by two implants, a removable implant supported denture snaps into place on the implants. This stabilizes it, preventing the rocking and slipping that are common with traditional dentures. You can still remove the denture at night or for cleaning.
A fixed implant supported denture uses several implants as anchors. After healing, the denture is permanently attached to the implants. It is not removable, and can be cared for like normal teeth.
Full Arch with Only 4 Implants
This is a unique solution for those who are missing all of their teeth on the top or bottom arch. Just 4 carefully placed implants are used to secure an entire arch of fixed, non-removable teeth. The implants are immediate-load, which means that you will receive the implants and the arch of teeth all in the same visit. Although the initial teeth are acrylic, you can return later if desired to upgrade to porcelain teeth.
This is the most natural solution in both appearance and function. You will be able to eat all of your favorite foods, including apples, corn on the cob, and even steak. With this implant solution, no one ever needs to know that you had your teeth replaced.
Call 203-327-2540 to schedule your appointment.