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By Dr. Francesco Maratta
October 08, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dentures  

Losing multiple teeth is an unfortunate reality for many of us, but fortunately, our New Haven, CT, office offers a variety of dentures to match a similar variety of situations. We'll cover below some of the more types of dentures, which may help in deciding which type of treatment best fits your lifestyle and condition. But the final decision can only be made by discussing your expectations and by hearing this information directly from your prosthodontist, so contact Dr. Francesco Maratta of New Haven Prosthodontics to learn much more.

Complete Dentures

These are the most common and what most of us associate with traditional dentures. They are typically prescribed for those who have lost multiple teeth, either most of the majority of teeth in either arch. These dentures are removable and often made of acrylic and can restore our ability to chew food and our appearance, and sometimes even improve it.

Partial Dentures

When we've lost a few teeth and don't require a full arch replaced our dentist can turn to partial dentures. These are usually held in place with the help of our healthy teeth. They attach to them with clasps or similar methods, so it's best to consult with the office for an idea about what we can expect.

Implant-Supported

With options for a full denture or a partial, these dentures are held in place with dental implants. There are many advantages to choosing dental implants, namely that they require fewer implants than the teeth they restore for an unsurpassed bond as far as dentures go. These dentures remain attached all day long and may only need to be taken off by the dentist during routine regular cleanings.

Immediate Dentures

Gums must heal after thee final teeth are removed before we are given our final set of dentures--whether they are removable or implant-supported--and immediate dentures help to fill this gap, which earns them their alternate title of temporary dentures. Immediate dentures are actually made before the last extractions so that they fit correctly and look natural.

Dentures in New Haven, CT

When you're ready to restore your smile you can schedule a consultation with New Haven Prosthodontics and Dr. Maratta to explore your treatment options. If you live in or near the New Haven, CT, area you can dial 203-773-1701 for an appointment.

By Dr. Francesco Maratta
July 22, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

How dental implants from your dentist in New Haven, CT, can give you back your smile

Your smile is your trademark, so if you are missing teeth, it can be embarrassing. Fortunately, there is a tooth replacement option that can give you back your smile. Dental implants are the closest alternative to having your natural teeth and your natural smile.

Dr. Francesco Maratta in New Haven, CT, provides a wide range of dental services, including dental implants to give you back your smile.

So, what’s so special about dental implants? The truth is, they offer benefits that can’t be matched by other tooth-replacement methods. Let’s take a quick look at why you should restore your smile with dental implants:

  • Dental implants look completely natural; the dental implant crown is made of light-reflective materials that closely resemble natural tooth enamel.
  • Dental implants are completely stable; the dental implant screw is held in place by bone, which fuses with the dental implant screw.
  • Dental implants are easy to maintain; you simply brush and floss your dental implants just like you do your natural teeth.
  • Dental implants are convenient; you never have to remove the dental implants because they become a permanent addition to your smile.
  • Dental implants are also the most successful surgical implant. In fact, they boast a success rate of over 95%, according to the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dental implant treatment begins with the placement of the dental implant screw. Over time, bone fills in around the dental implant, permanently locking it in place. After the area has healed, the dental implant screw is capped with a beautiful dental implant crown.

When you choose dental implants, you will enjoy enhanced chewing ability, which can improve your digestion and your overall health. You will also enjoy renewed self-confidence, knowing you and your smile look great.

Dental implants will restore your smile beautifully. To learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile, call Dr. Francesco Maratta in New Haven, CT, at (203) 773-1701. Call now!

By Dr. Francesco Maratta
July 08, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures

Cosmetic dentistry offered by Dr. Frank Maratta in New Haven can help you learn to smile with confidence again. Whether you have missing, broken, or stained teeth, cosmetic dentistry services and treatments help to fix your dental issues. Dr. Frank Maratta and his experienced staff will provide you with a wide range of dentistry services that will enable you to look and feel your best. Read on to learn about some common cosmetic dentistry services that enhance your smile.

Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth stained, no matter what over-the-counter whitening products you try? Consider professional teeth whitening. Your cosmetic dentist uses professional teeth bleaching products to brighten your teeth. The procedure usually takes around 60 to 90 minutes. You'll get great results in a short amount of time.

Dental crowns

Do you suffer from missing or broken teeth? Consider getting dental crowns, tooth-colored caps that snugly fit over your natural teeth. Dental crowns help return your teeth to their natural shape and allow them to function normally. If your tooth is cracked, worn down, or discolored, dental crowns are a smart choice. If you're looking for cosmetic dentistry services in New Haven, contact Dr. Frank Maratta to help you decide if dental crowns are right for you.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots. They serve as a firm foundation for artificial teeth, also known as dental crowns. Shaped like screws, they are placed in your jawbone so they have the chance to fuse with your natural bone. When you have dental implants, you don't have to worry about your artificial teeth. Eat, talk, and smile with confidence. Dental implants provide sturdy support for your artificial teeth.

Invisalign

Invisalign are clear, plastic aligners that are ideal for you if you want straight teeth without the discomfort of traditional braces. Invisalign aligners gradually straighten your teeth. Since the aligners are clear, they're barely noticeable. If you don't want to deal with metal braces, Invisalign may be right for you. They're even removable. When you want to eat, drink or smile for the camera, simply remove the plastic aligners.

Schedule Your Appointment

Being embarrassed about your teeth can take a toll on your self-esteem. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Frank Maratta for cosmetic dentistry services in New Haven. Our experienced staff will help you determine which service will best suit your unique needs. Schedule your appointment by calling us at 203-773-1701.

By Dr. Francesco Maratta
June 10, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Cleanings  

A registered dental hygienist is a skilled professional who is most concerned with helping to keep patients' teeth as clean as possible. A dental cleaningcrucial part of preventive dentistry, everyone should make time to visit a dental hygienist at least two times per year. Schedule these visits at Dr. Francesco Maratta’s dentist office in New Haven, CT, to keep your smile feeling clean and looking great!

How Often Do You Have Your Teeth Cleaned?
Brushing your teeth at home is one part of the formula that helps you keep your teeth and gums healthy. However, to keep your mouth free from plaque and tartar buildup, you must also make sure to visit our New Haven dental hygienist for regular professional cleanings (including deep cleanings if necessary). The American Dental Association recommends having your teeth cleaned by a dental professional at least two times per year, although patients who have previously had problems, such as severe tooth decay or gum disease, should go three times or more per year for maintenance.

What Happens at a Dental Cleaning?
During a dental cleaning at our New Haven office, all remnants of plaque and calculus are meticulously removed from around the surfaces of your teeth. This is a process that you can’t always perform successfully with your toothbrush at home, as plaque builds up and becomes unremovable with at-home methods. If you have issues with severe dental anxiety, talk to your dentist in advance about how your appointment can be made more comfortable.

Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings
By regularly seeing your dental hygienist for cleanings, you minimize the chance that you’ll have to see the dentist for more intensive treatments, such as root canals or periodontal therapy. Other benefits include:

- Valuable dental advice from a professional who has seen many different cases.
- Developing a relationship with someone who genuinely cares about your dental health.
- Ensuring that your teeth are healthy in case you decide to pursue cosmetic dentistry treatments.

Keep Your Teeth Clean
The best thing you can do as far as preventative dental health is concerned is to keep your teeth as clean as possible. If your teeth aren’t feeling or looking as fresh as they should be, it may be time for a dental visit with a hygienist. Call (203) 773-1701 today to schedule an appointment with Francesco Maratta and his team in New Haven, CT!

Our metal-free implants provide a safe and effective tooth replacement.

If you are an adult who is missing one or more teeth then chances are good that you are considering whether or not dental implants could white dental implantrestore your smile and replace your missing teeth. Of course, our New Haven, CT, dentist Dr. Francesco Maratta believes that the most important thing is to provide patients with an effective and great looking dental treatment. This is why we are proud to offer metal-free dental implants.

Why should I choose white dental implants?

Instead of being made from titanium, metal-free implants are made from a tooth-colored ceramic. Those with thin or receding gums may sometimes be able to see the titanium implant at the gum line; however, this won’t be an issue when you get ceramic dental implants. The tooth-colored material ensures that you achieve natural results.

Another major benefit is that those with metal sensitivity can also get dental implants without worrying about any health issues. This is because our metal-free implants are hypoallergenic, which means that even those who are sensitive to metal can get this long-term tooth replacement without dealing with any problems. In the past, those with metal allergies often faced complications such as bone loss and implant failure. Metal-free implants mean that now more people can turn to implants to replace their missing teeth without having to worry about their allergies.

Just like a traditional metal implant, our ceramic implants are also biocompatible. This means that once our New Haven, CT, dentist places the implant into the jawbone, the bone and implant will still fuse together to become one permanent unit. Once the implant melds together with bone and tissue this implant could end up lasting several decades. Ceramic is also extremely tough and durable, which also increases the success rate and longevity of your new tooth.

Lastly, with the incredible advancements in dental technology, Zirconia implants can now be placed in a less invasive surgical manner than traditional implants. With the Trios Intraoral Scanner Dr. Maratta is able to take a digital impression of your teeth and jaws and provide an accurate image. This is a quick process and there is no need for messy impressions like in the past. This allows for an accurate picture that provides a guideline for the placement of the implant. This results in a faster recovery period and less discomfort. In fact, white or Zirconia implants can sometimes be placed immediately after a tooth extraction rather than waiting for the area to heal completely.

If you are interested in getting dental implants in the New Haven, CT, area and want to learn more about metal-free dentistry then call New Haven Prosthodontics today to schedule a consultation with us.