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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.

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 Francesco P. Maratta DMD, FACP
September 19, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

dental implants Your teeth can be lost for an array of reasons, including infection, gum disease, accident or injury. As a result, remaining teeth can shift and become crooked. The consequences of poor dental health can make it difficult to eat our favorite foods and even speak, causing embarrassment and a lack of self-esteem. Dental implants offer comfort and stability, and can restore your smile back to its natural function and appearance.  Even better, nobody will know you have dental implants.  They’ll only notice your beautiful, natural smile.  Don’t hesitate.  With dental implants you can smile again with confidence because they look and feel like your real, natural teeth. 
 

With help from Dr. Maratta, our dentist in New Haven, dental implants are available for immediate transplantation for an improved smile in no time. Through immediate loading of dental implants in New Haven with a restoration, Dr. Maratta can ensure you continue to smile with confidence.

 

Implant Definition and Procedure

Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the tooth where the root normally is contained.  They are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge.  In some cases, dental implants can also be used to attach dentures.
 
Dental implants today are virtually indistinguishable from your other teeth.  The appearance is aided in part by the structural and functional connection between the dental implant and the living bone.  Implants are typically placed in one sitting, but require a period of osseointegration, which direct anchorage of the implant root and the bone of the jaw occurs.
 
Osseointegrated implants are the most commonly used and successful type of dental implant, taking anywhere from three to six months to anchor and heal.  Once healed and anchored, your dentist can complete the procedure with the placement of a crown.  As soon as the implant has anchored with the jawbone, artificial prosthesis may be attached and the process is completed.  If osseointegration does not occur, the implant may fail.
 

Advantages of Dental Implants

If you, like millions of adults, have lost one or more teeth, then you understand the unpleasant consequences that accompany tooth loss. Missing teeth result in an older appearance, discomfort, inconvenience and an overall less active lifestyle.
 
Since implants are securely attached, you gain confidence to eat what you like, speak clearly and freedom from embarrassment.  Dental implants offer you an improved appearance, as they look and feel just like your own teeth.  Additionally, implants are securely anchored to your bone, so there is no slipping as often experienced with dentures.  This eliminates the inconveniences of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation, and pain. 
 
Implants can also help prevent the deterioration of the jawbone caused by the loss of teeth, so that your face retains its natural shape and can last a lifetime.  Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent, eliminating the inconvenience of removing your dentures. With implants, you can brush and care for your teeth just as you would your natural teeth. 
 
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants.  If you’ve lost one or more of your natural teeth, it’s possible to continue to live confidently with dental implants from your dentist in New Haven, CT. They look and feel exactly like your natural teeth, and unlike conventional restoration solutions, implants can last a lifetime.