Implant Supported Dentures for a Beautiful, More Natural Fit and Feel
Millions of men and women in America wear dentures and partials, allowing them to enjoy the benefits of a full bite despite the fact that they are missing multiple teeth. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD in Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Michalski offers a variety of restorative dentistry solutions to help patients with missing teeth reclaim their smiles, including implant supported dentures.
Benefits of Implant Retained Dentures
While traditional dentures certainly serve a valuable purpose – allowing patients to eat and speak properly regardless of the number of teeth they are missing – these common dental prosthetics do come with their own set of drawbacks. Because the material used to fabricate dentures tends to change in shape over time, they must be adjusted periodically to ensure a secure, comfortable fit. Even when dentures are customized to fit a patient’s unique oral structure, they can slip or wobble when speaking and eating, leading to some pretty embarrassing social situations.
Fortunately, there is a way to ensure that your dentures stay in their proper place in a way that feels and looks entirely natural: implant secured dentures. Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed within the bone of the jaw and the gingival tissue, serving as stable anchors for a dental prosthetic. Your dentures can be affixed to these implanted posts, allowing you to eat your favorite foods, speak with comfort and ease, and show off your smile whenever and wherever you like.
Smile with Total Confidence
Whether you currently wear dentures and you’re interested in learning about how dental implants can help you or you’d simply like to explore the possibilities afforded by our extensive menu of restorative dentistry solutions, we are here to help you. Contact our office in Rocky Hill, CT today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Michalski. We look forward to helping you achieve the beautiful, healthy smile you want and deserve. Our conveniently located practice serves families from throughout Rocky Hill and the surrounding areas, including Newington, Berlin, Cromwell, Hartford, Wethersfield, and more.
Impacted Wisdom Teeth: The Importance of Early Treatment in Rocky Hill, CT
Wisdom teeth are extraneous molars (the third molars, to be precise) that typically erupt between the ages of 17 and 21. In some cases, wisdom teeth may become impacted, a situation that must be evaluated and treated by a dentist in order to avoid infection, pain, and the misalignment or crowding of other teeth. At Thaddeus S. Michalski, DMD, Dr. Michalski offers a variety of general dentistry services to patients in and near Rocky Hill, CT, including wisdom tooth extraction.
Do I Need Wisdom Tooth Extraction?
Only a consultation with Dr. Michalski will definitively determine the necessity for wisdom tooth extraction, but there are some factors you can take into consideration before your visit. For example, if you notice that your wisdom teeth have erupted partially from the gum tissue in the back of your mouth but seem to stop coming in, there may be cause for concern. Often, a wisdom tooth will develop and begin to push through the surface of the gums but become lodged against an adjacent tooth. Because the gum tissue has been perforated by the tooth, it becomes susceptible to infection that can spread and intensify. Common symptoms associated with impacted wisdom teeth include pain, increased sensitivity in the gum, redness, swelling, and the development of an abscess.
Fortunately, these problems can be avoided with wisdom tooth extraction before they become serious. During your routine dental checkup, x-rays will be taken to assess the position of your wisdom teeth. If extraction is deemed necessary and performed early enough, all of these complications can be avoided entirely.
Schedule Your Visit Today
If you suspect that you or someone in your family may be suffering the effects of an impacted wisdom tooth, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Michalski and our caring, compassionate team. We look forward to welcoming you to our family-friendly practice in Rocky Hill, CT and showing you the difference our experience and technology can make for you. We also serve patients from throughout nearby communities in Berlin, Hartford, Cromwell, Newington, Wethersfield, and more.