Gaps in your smile can interfere with every aspect of your daily life and make eating, speaking, and smiling difficult and uncomfortable.
Dr. Keith Rudolph offers dental implants as a permanent way to replace missing teeth and restore the function and appearance of your smile.
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Dental implants are a strong and permanent replacement for teeth that have been extracted or gone missing.
Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants become a part of your mouth, and do not require the movement of other teeth. And caring for them is as simple as brushing your teeth!
While dental implants are the preferred measure for many patients, they do require a few months from start to finish. The process begins with the installation of the implants themselves. This involves an incision in the gums at the point of insertion. The implant, which is essentially a screw, is put into the gums, reaching down to the jaw bone. If you're getting several implants, they can all be done at the same time.
During a three to six month healing period, the jaw bone will form to the implant (osseointegration). This creates a secure and permanent anchor for your new tooth. It's allowable to wear temporary crowns during this period to maintain normal eating and speaking habits. Once you are fully healed, an abutment, or base, is placed on the implant. We'll take an impression of the abutment, and use it to mold a permanent tooth.
When the new tooth is ready, it will be permanently attached to the base, and you'll have your old smile back. You'll quickly get used to the feel of the new tooth or teeth, and no one will be able to tell that you have implants.
Dr. Keith Rudolph
Dr. Rudolph has been a practicing dentist since 1983. At his state-of-the-art facility, he provides comprehensive dental services with a caring approach.
He is proud to be affiliated with the American Dental Association and has been recognized:
- In a feature in the "Guide to America's Top Dentists"
- As one of the "Top Fairfield County Dentists for seven years
For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (203) 254-9533 today.