The most advanced and popular dental restorations today are dental implants. Longobadi Dental is pleased to offer dental implants as a big part of our commitment to helping you achieve the best results in tooth replacements. As wonderful an option as dental implants are, like anything else they have their pros and their cons. Our Coventry family dentist
, Dr. Mark Longobardi will work with you to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. In the meantime, we want to let you know the advantages and drawbacks to help you determine what is the right path for you.
Bridges and dentures, which have both been around for a long time, are fine choices but dental implants have benefits that they do not. For one thing, implants do not require the use of adhesives, which can be messy to apply, to hold them in place. They are fixed restorations and will not move around in your mouth. Also, unlike bridges, there is no effect on your existing teeth. Bridges require that the teeth on either side be drilled down and crowns put on so that they anchor the bridge. Dental implants are anchored directly to your jaw bone by our Coventry family dentist
via the use of a support post. Much more effective and sturdy. Talking and eating are much easier with dental implants as they do not move around. They look and even feel very much like your natural teeth.
Dental Implants Coventry
On the con side of dental implants, they tend to be more expensive than restorations like bridges and dentures. Depending on your budget and what your insurance may or may not cover, this could be a factor in making your selection. Luckily at Longobardi Dental, we accept and work with a wide range of health insurance, including Husky Health Care for Children and Adults. Husky Health Care in Connecticut's number one provider for children and adults, offering comprehensive coverage for primary dental care, preventative dental care, and visits to dental specialists. Whether you have Husky Health Care or another dental insurance provider, our Coventry family dentist
will help you to determine your overall cost before making any decision.
Additionally, there are a few potential obstacles that could prevent you from being a good candidate for dental implants. You need to have healthy gums and a jaw bone strong enough to hold the support post. Bone grafting is a possibility in that instance, but it will add time and cost to the process. Personal habits such as smoking or diseases like diabetes could complicate things also. Dr. Longobardi will go over your risk factors with you. Dental implants remain a fantastic way to replace lost or missing teeth, but as with anything else, they are not for everyone. To see if they are right for you, call us to schedule a consultation.
Coventry Implant Dentist
169 Valley Street
Willimantic, CT 06226
By Longobardi Dental
December 9, 2013