Are you looking for a permanent, durable improvement for your smile? Porcelain veneers from Putnam dentists, Drs. Walter and Carolyn McGinn, beautifully remake smiles which have defects such as cracks, chips, odd shape and size and deep stains related to smoking, diet and age. Read these frequently asked questions to learn more about this popular aesthetic improvement, and think about whether dental veneers in Putnam could help your smile.
July 11, 2016
January 29, 2016
Stress, anxiety and embarrassment — these are just a few of the feelings our patients who are missing teeth report. It’s the stress of not being able to eat like you used to, the anxiety of speaking without all your teeth and the embarrassment of smiling with a big gap. We hate to hear when people experience these side effects of missing teeth, but we also feel so proud to be able to offer a wonderful solution with dental implants in Putnam. Keep reading to learn how you can benefit from the whole tooth replacement from your dentist in Putnam in 2016!
May 14, 2015
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.
January 15, 2015
If you’re missing a tooth, or more than one tooth, then you know what kind of difficulties come with that. Obviously, just one missing tooth can have a detrimental effect on your smile. Beyond that, there are nutrition concerns; you might not be able to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet if you have missing teeth. Many people with missing teeth resort to soft foods. Finally, even one missing tooth can impede your ability to speak. Fortunately, there’s a viable and lifelike solution to these problems. Dental implants from the Putnam, CT, dental practice of Dr. Carolyn McGinn and Dr. Walter McGinn restore your smile with the tooth restoration that most closely mimics your real teeth.
Teeth go missing for a variety of reasons:
- Severe decay necessitating extraction
- Gum disease
- A traumatic injury to the tooth
- Unusual wear and tear
- Failure of a root canal
- Congenital defects
Whatever the reason, it is important to replace a missing tooth for cosmetic and health concerns. Furthermore, just one missing tooth can cause adjacent teeth to shift out of position leading to bite problems, and there may be bone deterioration around the area of missing teeth.
The Dental Implant Procedure
After you and one of our dentists determine that a dental implant is the best tooth replacement option for you, you’ll come to the office for the first appointment. At this time, the dentist will implant a small titanium post into the bone beneath the open socket of the missing tooth. Over time, the post becomes anchored into the bone in a process called osseointegration. After a few months, this process is completed and you’ll return to the office for the finishing touch to be attached—the abutment and crown. Once in place, your dental crown will look and function like a natural tooth, giving you years of smiles and good oral health.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To learn more about dental implants, call our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Carolyn McGinn or Dr. Walter 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.