• Dental Implant Restoration

  • What Are Dental Implants?

    Dental implants are synthetic teeth roots. They are used to create foundations for replacement teeth. When teeth need to be replaced due to an accident or disease, give Dr. Melanson a call at 860-314-0519 or send him an email at johnmelanson@melansondental.com to learn if dental implants are right for you.

    Who Can Have Dental Implants?

    In general, any person at any age may need dental implants. However, it is important to Dr. Melanson that you:

    • commit to good oral hygiene
    • are healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction
    • have enough bone to hold the implant in place
    • are healthy enough to undergo oral surgery
    • have healthy gums
    • continue with regular dental visits

    Certain people may need to be more closely examined to determine if they are good candidates for dental implants. You may need to be evaluated on an individual basis if you:

    • are a heavy smoker
    • suffer from uncontrolled chronic disorders (like heart disease or diabetes)
    • have had radiation therapy around the head or neck 

     

    Why Should I Get Dental Implants?

    There are many reasons why dental implants may be right for you. When looking into tooth replacement, consider the following attributes of Dr. Melanson’s dental implants:

    • Comfort: each implant is individually placed and therefore more comfortable than dentures and bridges
    • Strength: if taken care of properly, they can last you for your entire life
    • Fit: tends to be better than dentures or bridges
    • Appearance: they look and feel like your teeth
    • Speech: since they won’t slip out, you do not run the risk of your implants slurring your words or causing you to mumble  
    • Eating: they stay put so you can eat more easily
    • Oral Health: other teeth do not have to be alter to fit, like with a bridge, so your teeth are left intact
    • Flossing: you can floss around your dental implant and other teeth
    • Cleaner: unlike dentures, there is no need to disinfect or deal with adhesives to keep them in place 

    How Do I Get Dental Implant?

    Dr. Melanson works with a number of specialists-oral surgeons and periodontists who will place the actual implants. After the placement of the implant by the specialist, Dr. Melanson can restore the implant. Implants can be used  to replace single teeth, act as abutments for bridges, or serve as abutments to hold in dentures or partial dentures.

    How Do I Take Care of My Dental Implants?

    Dental implants should be treated just like your real teeth. It is important to brush, floss, rinse with ADA approved mouthwash, and schedule dental check-ups regularly. This will keep your implants and teeth looking great and working well.   

    Give Dr. Melanson a call at 860-314-0519 or send an email to johnmelanson@melansondental.com to set up a consultation so he can help you decide if dental implants are the right move for you.