Dental Implants

Mark S Roisman, DMD -  - Dentist

Mark S Roisman, DMD

Dentist located in Westport, CT

Dental Implants Specialist
Have you recently lost a tooth? Dr. Mark Roisman may be able to help replace your lost tooth with a dental implant at his Westport, Connecticut offices whether you lost your tooth in an accident or because of periodontal disease. Dental implants closely simulate your natural teeth, and this makes them a popular choice among millions of Americans. They help stabilize your oral health and recapture your cosmetic appearance following tooth loss. Visit Dr. Roisman today at his practice to learn more about this often life-changing procedure.

Dental Implants Q & A

by Mark S Roisman, DMD

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial roots of teeth that are used to hold a replacement tooth in place. There are two types of dental implants:

  • In the bone (endosteal): This is the more common type of implant. It involves screws placed into your jawbone to hold your prosthetic teeth.
  • One the bone (subperiosteal): Here the dentist places prosthetic teeth on top of your jaw. A metal framework holds your prosthetic teeth in place.

Both types of implants can help you if you lose one or more of your teeth in an accident or because of disease or tooth decay.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

If you’ve lost a tooth or multiple teeth, Dr. Roisman can help you determine if dental implants are a viable option for you. Dental implants may be the right choice for you if you are gum disease-free and have good oral health. Your overall dental health is important because your gum tissue and jawbone must be able to support your implant.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants virtually simulate natural teeth and are a popular way of replacing lost teeth. More than 5.5 million Americans get dental implants each year. Here are some reasons why so many people choose to have this procedure?

  • Dental implants don’t move around and provide the same stability as your natural teeth
  • You can clean them, by brushing and flossing, just like your natural teeth
  • You don’t have to take them out to clean or soak them
  • Surrounding teeth don’t shift or need restructuring
  • They help preserve your facial structure
  • They help you chew and speak the way you did before you lost your teeth
  • Cosmetically, they look like normal teeth

What happens after I get my dental implant?

Dental implants require the same care and attention that your natural teeth do. It’s critical to keep them clean by brushing and flossing at home. You should also keep up with your regular visits to Dr. Roisman for follow-ups and cleanings. After receiving your dental implant, Dr. Roisman works closely with you to develop a plan to monitor it properly and make sure you stay healthy.

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