Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants in Milford & West Haven CT

Dental Implants: Rebuilding Your Smile One Tooth At A Time

A healthy bite is essential to a balanced diet. Many oral diseases show a direct correlation with health conditions that affect the rest of our bodies. At Shoreline Dental Care, we aim to help our patients and their families keep their teeth strong and healthy for life.

Whether it’s through restoring or replacing your worn out teeth, we have options for everyone.

Dental Implant Placement and Restoration

dental onlay on a cast model for dental implantsReplacing your missing teeth has never been as reliable or straightforward as is today with dental implants.

Each implant is designed to artificially mimic the capabilities of a natural tooth root. Once implanted into your jaw, new bone naturally reforms around the surface to secure it as if the implant were a real tooth. In fact, implants are even regarded to be stronger than healthy teeth. With implant therapy, it’s possible to restore just one missing tooth or even to replace all of your teeth at one time.

Types of Dental Implants

  • Single Tooth Crowns — One porcelain crown is attached directly over your dental implant and abutment, so that it looks as if you have a new, independent tooth. There’s no need to alter the structure of adjacent teeth for your single implant crown to be placed.
  • Multi-Tooth Bridges — Rather than wearing a removable partial denture, we can anchor a simple or extended dental bridge on top of as few as two or three implants. This provides you with a permanent alternative to tooth replacement and allows you to avoid the embarrassment of taking an appliance in and out of your mouth.
  • Implant Retained Dentures — If all of your teeth are missing or need to be removed, a denture is one of the most economical and efficient ways to replace all of them at one time. Unfortunately, traditional dentures often feel bulky or take quite a bit of time to feel comfortable with.

An implant retained denture can offer extra support inside of your mouth, so that you don’t have to worry about your denture slipping out of place during casual conversations or social events. It even makes it easier to enjoy your meals.

Implant supported dentures can be permanently affixed in place, or snap-in-snap-out plates, depending on your specific needs and preferences.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Investing in dental implants as opposed to other types of tooth replacement can benefit you by:

  • Providing you with a restoration that has the potential to last for the rest of your life
  • A restoration that increases the quality and quantity of bone in your jaw
  • Offering the most “realistic” form of restoring missing teeth
  • A better return on your investment compared to other dental treatments

Advanced Implant Placement Techniques

Shoreline Dental Center implements advanced conebeam technology to virtually place your implants before the actual surgery. Using 3D CBCT scanners, we can ensure that the implants are surgically placed in a manner that compliments your natural oral anatomy and the long term success of the procedure. Generally, conebeam scanning permits a quicker surgery, faster recovery time, and less discomfort.

Waiting room of Shoreline Dental Care where patients can relax before and after their dental service like dental implants. Our implant dentist is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Call us today to schedule an exam and imaging to determine whether or not you’re a candidate for the procedure. If you’ve been told in the past that implants weren’t an option, be sure to ask about our bone grafting services.

We provide comprehensive dental implant therapy, including both the surgical placement and restorative phases. The beauty of dental implants is that you can enjoy an artificial tooth that, by design, can last for the rest of your life. Because of their integrity, we can use implants to support single crowns up to entire full-mouth dentures. Our in-house 3D CBCT scanner allows us to virtually plan your surgery for faster placement, quicker recovery time, and minimal discomfort.

In addition, we offer platelet rich fibrin (PRF) treatment, a completely organic option to help speed up the healing process.

Composite (White) Teeth Fillings

Composite fillings bond closely with your tooth, unlike older silver fillings that have to be “wedged” into place by notches cut into your enamel. This allows us to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. They also come in a variety of shades and hues, so that we can match your new restoration to blend with the enamel around it.

Customized Dental Crowns

A crown protects your tooth, like a helmet. When everyday biting or chewing forces may cause fractures, the crown allows you to continue using the tooth as normal. We typically recommend crowns when teeth have suffered from problems related to:

  • Large areas of decay
  • Broken or old large metal fillings
  • Excessive wear from grinding or sleep apnea
  • Root canal therapy

Restorative Dentistry Treatments for Children

Pediatric tooth decay is one of the most common ailments that affect children. What most people don’t realize though, is that baby teeth decay at an alarmingly rapid rate and the infection can spread to other parts of the body.

Our dentists aim to diagnose concerns as early as possible, so that it’s easier to manage them. When treatment is needed, we offer pediatric dentistry services like white fillings, orthodontics, and crowns.

Wisdom Tooth Extraction

Due to their location, the 3rd molars (“wisdom teeth”) can easily become infected or impacted within the jaw. This can lead to secondary problems like pain, tooth crowding, or decay of the adjacent teeth. Removing you or your teen’s problematic wisdom teeth can help you to avoid unwanted complications later on.

Denture Options

A denture makes it possible to easily replace all of your missing teeth with one prosthesis. Whether it’s a partial removable denture, full plate, or an implant retained prosthesis, our dentists will work with you closely to design a new smile that helps you to feel comfortable and confident.

Root Canal Treatments

Outside view of Shoreline Dental Clinic where patients visit for general care and specific needs like dental implants.Abscessed teeth or severe toothaches are often an indication that some type of trauma or infection has impacted the nerve of a tooth. Once this occurs, our teeth naturally begin to die from the inside-out. Discoloration is a common side effect. Fortunately, with a root canal we are able to remove the infected nerve and fill the inside of the tooth, so that it continues functioning properly.

Your Treatment Experience At Shoreline Dental Care

Our patients are known for referring their friends and family to our practice because of how caring and gentle our dentists are. Between options like sedation dentistry and aromatherapy, we take extra steps to ensure that you’re comfortable. Contact us today to find out how new patients can get $100 off any procedure.

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