Dental Implants — Hartford, CT · Avon, CT

Filling in the Gaps for Good

An incomplete smile no longer has to be the reality. Instead, you can embrace and enjoy what life has to offer thanks to customized prosthetics like dental implants. At Blue Back Dental, we are pleased to have two periodontists on staff. Their skill and expertise allow the entire start-to-finish dental implant process to be completed in-house so that you don’t need a referral. Whether you’re seeking traditional dental implants or All-On-4, we’ve got you covered. Call us today to schedule a consultation for dental implants in West Hartford and Avon.

Three smiling dentists at Blue Back Dental in West Hartford and Avon

Why Choose Blue Back Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Periodontists Provide
    In-House Care
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Technology for Accurate Treatment Planning
  • Trusted By the Community
    for 20+ Years

What Are Dental Implants?

Close up of woman smiling with a dental implant in West Hartford and Avon

As titanium posts that sit within the jawbone, dental implants are permanent prosthetics that serve as the foundation for sturdy, long-lasting teeth. The only tooth replacement solution capable of restoring the full root-to-crown structure, dental implants offer superior benefits when it comes to functionality, aesthetics, and comfort. Designed to mimic the natural tooth root, they provide continuous stimulation to the jawbone so that it does not deteriorate over time or change your facial shape – both of which can occur when choosing traditional bridges or dentures.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Illustrated dental implant being placed in lower jaw
  • Initial Dental Implant Consultation: You will meet with one of our dentists to discuss your oral and overall health. Based on our findings, we will determine if you need preliminary treatments before undergoing dental implant surgery.
  • Dental Implant Surgery: For your surgery, we will administer local anesthesia to keep you comfortable and free of any pain. We’ll then use special instruments to make small incisions in your gums to place each dental implant before closing the tissue.
  • Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment: Once the procedure is finished, you’ll return home to recover. It will take 3-6 months for osseointegration, the fusing of the bone and implant, to complete before you can return to have your metal abutments put into place.
  • Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s): The last step is receiving your customized dental crown, bridge, or denture. Depending on how many teeth you are having replaced, we will secure the appropriate restoration for a complete, fully functional smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Smiling senior woman touching her face

When compared to other tooth replacement options, the support, stability, functionality, longevity, aesthetics, and confidence that dental implants provide are far beyond other options. From the foods you can eat freely to the money you will save forgoing denture adhesives, frequent adjustments, and necessary replacements, it’s easy to see why millions of Americans have already chosen dental implants to restore their smiles.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

Senior dental patient seeing her smile in mirror

Most individuals who suffer from tooth loss are considered possible candidates for dental implants. Even if your mouth is not ready for them during your consultation, we can recommend various procedures (i.e., bone grafting, gum disease treatment) that will put you one step closer to dental implants in the future. We’ll also discuss the versatility of this type of treatment so that you can address any number of missing teeth, such as:

Missing One Tooth

Dental crown being placed onto a dental implant

Only one dental implant post, abutment, and dental crown are needed to restore a single missing tooth. Eating, speaking, and smiling will no longer be a problem, and you’ll regain your confidence so that you are free to enjoy the foods you love and be around others with greater ease.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Dental bridge being placed onto two dental implants

Two dental implant posts can be placed into either end of a large gap, while a customized bridge will be secured to the top of them to fill it in. Instead of altering healthy nearby teeth as we would with a fixed bridge, this solution makes it possible to better preserve your remaining enamel and bone.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Full denture being placed onto six dental implants

An implant overdenture typically requires about four dental implant posts to support the new row of teeth. This is snapped in during the day and removed at night.  We can fabricate these to rebuild your smile, but we can also suggest a hybrid prosthesis, also known as All-On-4 or All-On-6, which uses the dental implants as anchors for a smaller and more natural feeling teeth replacement that is screwed in permanently.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Woman smiling at dental receptionist

The cost of dental implants is different for everyone. Once we can review your smile and determine the severity of your tooth loss, we will be able to draw up a cost estimate that will outline how much you can expect to spend. While it is true that many dental insurance companies do not provide coverage for the surgery, they may cover other aspects of treatment such as your consultation, restoration, and preliminary procedures. Our team will work with you to maximize your benefits and help you save on any out-of-pocket expenses.