Summer is just around the corner. Time for family picnics, long hikes, an evening of catch and many other enjoyable activities with family and friends. Naturally, there will be plenty of smiles to go around and you certainly want yours to be one of them. However, if you’re missing teeth, then you might be reluctant to share your smile. Have you considered dental implants? With dental implants, Dr. Carolyn McGinn or Dr. Walter McGinn in Putnam, CT, can replace your missing teeth in the most natural way possible.
People lose teeth for a number of different reasons:
- Severe decay that demands tooth extraction
- Periodontal disease
- A serious injury to the tooth
- Abnormal wear and tear
- Root canal failure
- Congenital defects
Regardless of the reason, replacing even one missing tooth—to say nothing of more than one—is critical for oral and general health concerns. Missing teeth can cause adjacent teeth to shift out of position, which might lead to bite problems. Eating a nutritious diet of fresh fruits and vegetables can be difficult. Furthermore, there may be bone deterioration around the area of missing teeth, which can cause facial sagging and a look of premature aging.
Putnam, CT, Dental Implants
If Dr. McGinn or Dr. McGinn determines that you are a candidate for dental implants (and most people are), then you are likely only two appointments away from a restored smile. At the first visit, we’ll surgically implant a small titanium post in your jaw. Basically, this post becomes the root of your new tooth. With time, the post and surrounding bone tissue work together—your jawbone anchors the post, and the post helps generate healthy, new bone growth. After a few months of healing, you’ll return to our office for your second appointment when a porcelain crown will be attached to the post. When completed, your new restoration will look and function similarly to a natural tooth.
Call Our Office Today
Be ready for summer smiles. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about dental implants from Drs. McGinn. We conveniently serve patients in Putnam, CT, as well as the surrounding communities of Woodstock, Thompson, Pomfret, Brooklyn, Killingly, Eastford, Plainfield, Webster, Dudley, Douglas, Burrillville, Gloucester, and Foster.