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Dental Implants

Enhance and restore your smile with dental implants, an innovative dental treatment designed to permanently replace missing teeth. Implants can be custom-made to blend in seamlessly with your surrounding teeth and provide long-lasting results. Designed to be anchored into the jawbone, the popular restorative procedure offered by Greenwich cosmetic dentist George Tsangaroulis, DDS can correct both the aesthetic appearance and functionality of your smile.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a common oral restoration treatment that addresses missing or decaying teeth. The custom-made implants are attached to titanium posts and are anchored to the jawbone. The natural-looking results mimic the appearance of the original teeth while filling the gaps in your smile, and can even improve biting and chewing capabilities. Dental implants can be a reliable solution to the possible decline in oral health that missing teeth can cause.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

There are multiple benefits possible with dental implants that range from aesthetic enhancements to functional improvements. Implants can fill openings left by missing teeth and provide natural-looking results that are long-lasting. There is typically no additional maintenance required, while many patients notice an improvement in biting and chewing capabilities. One of the strongest benefits of dental implants is the ability to help preserve jawbone integrity and maintain strong oral health.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

With the variety of dental procedures available, it’s best to first determine if your desired treatment fits your specific needs and goals. Ideal candidates for dental implants generally include those who:

  • Have one or more missing or severely damaged teeth
  • Possess adequate jawbone density
  • Are looking for long-lasting tooth replacement options
  • Want a more secure option than removable tooth replacements
  • Have healthy gums and good oral health

If you have any additional questions about whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Tsangaroulis.

How is the Dental Implant Procedure Performed?

During the initial consultation, it’ll be determined if you have sufficient jawbone density and whether the targeted tooth or teeth are already missing or gravely damaged. In cases where a tooth is not salvageable, a bone graft is placed in the site after the extraction to facilitate future implant placement. The graft fills the socket of the tooth and promotes faster and more effective healing. An implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jawbone, creating an artificial tooth root that protects you from bone loss and prevents shifting of adjacent and opposing teeth. A few weeks after the implant is placed, a natural-looking implant crown can be fabricated to maintain health, function, and aesthetics.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary from patient to patient, as each treatment plan addresses the specific needs of each individual. Contributing factors to the overall cost may include:

  • The number of implants used
  • Location where the implant(s) are placed
  • Anesthesia fees
  • The dental technique utilized
  • If bone grafting is needed

Once your individualized treatment plan has been developed, you will be provided with a customized cost. We can also provide you with payment and financing options that can make dental implant treatment more accessible and payments more manageable.

For more information about dental implants, contact our office to schedule a consultation.