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If you are considering dental implants in New Haven, the dentists at Long Wharf Dental Group offer affordable dental implants and an extensive lineup of other dental services in our area. Our dentists can provide real and practical solutions for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth with artificial teeth or bridges attached to permanent implants. We work with you to keep your dental implants cost low and to make sure you receive the option that works best for your lifestyle and problem. Our team is committed to providing you with the right solutions for your current and future requirements.
What Problems Do Dental Implants Fix?
A dental implant is a small post that is typically made of titanium. This post is either inserted into the bone of the jaw, as in endosteal implants, or is placed into the gums just above the jaw, as is the case with subperiosteal implants. The type of implant you will receive depends on the amount of bone loss you have in the jaw. The dental team at Long Wharf Dental Group will work with you to determine the most practical options for replacing your teeth permanently.
How Will My Dental Implants Cost?
Your dental implants cost will depend on a few important factors, including the following:
- The materials used to construct your implants and the dental appliances attached to them
- The need for bone grafts
- The type of implants you need
- The complexity of your dental implants procedure
- How many implants are needed
At Long Wharf Dental Group, we will work with you to ensure the lowest possible cost for your dental implants procedure. Our dentists specialize in providing affordable dental implants for our patients throughout the New Haven area.
Will Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
In most cases, your dental plan will not include any provisions for dental implants insurance. This is because many insurers regard implants as a purely cosmetic option. If you do not have dental implants insurance coverage, you can still obtain these advanced dental treatments through our office. We will work with you to make sure your implants are as affordable and practical for your needs and your budget as possible. Long Wharf Dental Group can often structure a payment plan designed to suit your needs and your financial situation.
What Is the Dental Implants Procedure Like?
Some preparatory work may be needed before your implants can be placed. If you have experienced significant bone loss, you may require bone grafts to your jaw to prepare for the implant procedure. Once everything is ready, the process involves three basic steps:
- Inserting the implant into the bone of the jaw or under the surface of the gums
- Waiting for the implant to heal in place
- Attaching dental appliances to the implants
Once the final step has been completed, you will enjoy the benefits of a beautiful new smile and securely attached artificial teeth to help you look and feel your best.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants in New Haven?
A beautiful new smile and a confident attitude are two of the most important benefits of your dental implant treatment plan. Other benefits may include enhanced self-esteem, improved ability to clean your teeth and reduced risk of embarrassment about missing teeth or slipping dentures. Perhaps the best possible benefit, however, is the improvement in your dental health and your bite that your implant-supported bridge, crown or denture can provide.
Which Dental Implant Types Are Available?
Along with the endosteal and subperiosteal types of implants, you can also choose mini implants that are smaller than other types of dental implant. Our dentists will let you know if a mini implant might be right for you. If you need a single implant, we will work with you to determine the best way to approach your artificial tooth and to help you feel your best before, during and after your implant procedure is complete.
Caring for Your Dental Implant
Long Wharf Dental Group will give you the right instructions for caring for your implants after your procedure. Our team is committed to providing you with the expert help you need to protect your implants during the healing process and to promote the best possible dental health for you and your family.
Am I a Good Candidate for Implants?
There is no way to tell whether you are a good candidate for implant procedures without a thorough examination of your teeth and gums in our office. We will work with you to determine the condition of your teeth and gums, the amount of bone loss in your jaw and your overall state of health. If you are a suitable candidate for implants, we will create a treatment plan specifically for you and your needs.
How Long Do Dental Implants Usually Last?
Implants can last for 10 years or longer with normal care and regular visits to your dental team. To schedule your initial consultation with us, call Long Wharf Dental Group at (203) 764-2386 today. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you.