Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants in Norwalk
If you need to decide on a prosthetic to replace your missing teeth, or if your dentures feel loose and undependable, consider dental implants. At Sommers Family Dentistry, we offer full-service implant procedures, from initial assessment to oral surgery to replacing the crown portion of teeth, then throughout lifelong maintenance to secure your smile’s future. Dr. Norman Sommers is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and works in an interdisciplinary approach to implant dentistry, providing the oral surgery portion of the procedure.
Made of a false root and crown, dental implants mimic natural tooth structure. The root portion, or post, is positioned into the socket left empty by a missing tooth. Bone naturally integrates with the biocompatible post, creating a firm foundation for replacement teeth. These replacement roots also stimulate jawbone tissue to promote retention. Without teeth, the jawbone can degenerate and lead to cosmetic and functional problems.
Your general dentist, whether Dr. Norman Sommers or Dr. Adam Sommers, will oversee the remaining part of the process. You will wear temporary teeth until the permanent teeth are created. We work with reputable dental labs that use quality dental porcelain for exquisite restorations and prosthetics. A ceramist at our lab will create your crown, bridge, partial, or denture according to exact specifications dictated by your general dentist.
Once the implant crown or multiple-tooth prosthetic is ready to place, you’ll return to our office. While implant crowns are non-removable, other prosthetics may be fixed or removable. There are many options when it comes to dental implants, but as your adviser, your Sommers, Inc. dentist will help determine the best treatment plan for you.
Denture patients prefer implants because they eliminate slippage, looseness, and wobbling. With implants, you’ll chew and eat with confidence – even in public – and you’ll enjoy a full, beautiful smile. Good quality of life depends in part of your oral health and appearance. Call today to schedule a dental implant consultation so that we can give you the strong, solid smile you deserve.