Dental Implant Restoration

General Dentist & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Stamford, CT

Dental Implant Restoration

If you’ve lost permanent teeth to extractions or trauma, you don’t have to keep trying to make the best of the empty space. At Tatiana Barton, DDS, in Stamford, Connecticut, an implant restoration can restore your smile, protect your oral health, and bolster your confidence. Dr. Barton has years of experience placing and restoring dental implants and is known for her skilled, compassionate care. Call Tatiana Barton, DDS, to request an implant restoration consultation today or book online.

Dental Implant Restoration Q&A

Am I a good candidate for dental implant restoration?

If you have at least one missing tooth (and especially if you have several), you may be a good candidate for dental implant restoration at Tatiana Barton, DDS. Dr. Barton can assess whether you have the bone density you need to support this remarkable solution and discuss your options.

Regular dental exams can help ensure you have the tooth, gum, and bone health needed to go through the process safely. If dental implant restoration isn’t a good fit for you, Dr. Barton can also offer high-quality dentures, crowns, or bridges to meet your needs.

What does dental implant restoration involve?

At Tatiana Barton, DDS, implant restoration first involves the placement of the metal implant post. This first step may take a few months to allow the implant to fuse with your jawbone and fully heal.

Dr. Barton assesses whether the implant has completely integrated into the bone and is ready to be restored. Then she takes a digital impression of your mouth and sends the information to a dental lab. The next step depends on your treatment plan: The dental lab can create a series of custom dental implant crowns, implant-anchored dentures, or an implant-supported bridge.

When your custom restorations are finished, you return to see Dr. Barton. She attaches the crowns, dentures, or bridge to your dental implants, checks that your teeth meet properly, polishes your smile, and ensures you have clear care instructions. 

If you need any adjustments, Dr. Barton gladly sees you for any follow-up appointments to make sure your new teeth look and feel just right.

How long does dental implant restoration last?

Dental implants can last a lifetime if you practice good oral hygiene. Some good hygiene practices include:

  • Using a soft toothbrush
  • Avoiding metal cleaning instruments or abrasive cleaning products
  • Flossing regularly 
  • Steering clear of foods that are sticky, hard, or too chewy
  • Limiting smoking and alcohol, which can slow dental implant healing

Dr. Barton recommends brushing your implants twice daily and visiting Tatiana Barton, DDS, at least every six months for a preventive teeth cleaning and an oral exam.

Call the office today to learn more about implant restoration, or click the online booking feature.