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By Dr. Francesco Maratta
February 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Don’t let tooth loss dictate how your smile will look from here on out. Discover your options!dental implants

Are you currently in the dating game? Looking for a way to up your ante and boost your appearance? Then it may be time to put your smile under the old microscope. If you are dealing with missing teeth, chances are good you are rather embarrassed by your smile. Fortunately, our New Haven, CT, prosthodontist, Dr. Franceso Maratta, can turn all this around for you. Find out how dental implants could revamp your dating appeal.

A dental implant may not look like much of anything but this small metal post actually takes the place of your missing tooth roots. While the roots may not seem like an important component, you would be surprised just how necessary they are to a healthy smile. After all, without tooth roots the rest of your teeth will shift out of alignment to fill the gap left over by your missing tooth. Furthermore, the jawbone will also start to deteriorate, which can alter the structure of your face.

Once you are deemed a good candidate for implants the first step will be to place the implant into the jawbone. First and foremost our New Haven dental implant specialist will need to drill a small hole into the jawbone where the implant will be placed. This entire surgery can easily and painlessly be performed under local anesthesia. Once the implant is in the jawbone we will stitch the gums back up and allow your mouth ample time to heal.

During the healing process, a rather extraordinary thing will happen: the implant and the jawbone will naturally meld together to become one. This can take a few months for this to occur. Once the jawbone and implant have completely fused together, we can complete the rest of the implant procedure.

The next step is to open up the gums once more and place another structure known as an abutment over the implant. The purpose of the abutment is to be able to link the implant with the dental crown or other restorative prosthetic. If you only need to replace one tooth then a dental crown will be all that’s needed, but if you want to replace multiple teeth, several implants will be placed along the jawbone to support partial or full dentures.

Once the abutment is placed and the gums have healed we will then place the dental crown or other dental restoration over the implant to complete your new dental work.

Call our New Haven, CT, prosthodontic specialist, Dr. Maratta to discover whether you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. Tooth loss should never have the final say when it comes to your smile.

By Dr. Francesco Maratta
February 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Find out how we can offer comfortable and convenient dental care with our new laser technology.This is an image he sent along to me.

There are always amazing advancements being made to the dentistry field, and some of them are so major that we want our patients to know about them right away. While lasers have been incorporated into the dental world over the last couple of decades, they have made treatments and techniques vastly easier for our patients and for our New Haven, CT, prosthodontist Dr. Francesco Maratta. Now with our sophisticated FDA-approved Waterlase Dental Laser, we are able to handle a myriad of dental issues more effectively.

Our Biolase Waterlase Laser allows our New Haven, CT, prosthodontic specialist to:

  • Remove decay without the need for a drill or even local anesthesia
  • Treat and reduce uncomfortable symptoms of a cold sore
  • Reduce tooth sensitivity caused by foods or drinks, or following certain oral surgeries
  • Treat gum disease and prevent the need for surgery
  • Recontour and reshape the gums, which is ideal for those with receding gums due to gum disease

This laser technology can improve the health of your teeth and gums, as well as enhance your smile’s appearance. Laser technology is efficient and can even make your dental procedure easier, boasting fewer side effects such as bleeding, swelling or an extensive recovery time.

When it comes to tackling dental decay the idea of a dental drill can scare patients who already find going to the dentist a bit nerve-wracking. But with our WaterLase technology, we make it easier to treat cavities without the need for a loud, anxiety-provoking drill.

Plus, this laser technology is so much more precise than a traditional drill, which means that less of the natural tooth structure will need to be removed before a filling can be placed. Preserving as much of your natural tooth as possible is important to the strength and integrity of the tooth, and WaterLase offers an amazing advantage over older methods.

If you want to find out more about the Biolase Waterlase Cosmetic Laser system then you’ve come to the right place. Call our New Haven, CT, dental office today to find out whether this treatment could improve your oral health.