Dr. Mariana Conant, a cosmetic dentist at Family & Cosmetic Dentistry of Fairfield recently introduced dental implants as an effective alternative to give patients permanent, healthy smiles.
Those who suffer from decayed, worn, or missing teeth no longer have to rely on the many hassles associated with removable devices such as dentures. Dr. Conant is pleased to provide her patients this new permanent procedure that is just as strong, secure, and durable as real teeth.
Though dental implants feel somewhat different than natural teeth, there are many benefits associated with the procedure. From resolving jaw pain or bite problems to improving a patient’s capability towards simple tasks such as chewing and talking, dental implants have been shown to not only improve the cosmetic appearance, but also overall health of the patient as well. Those who have had bridges or dentures remark at the security and comfort of dental implants.
“This breakthrough procedure really has improved the dental health and confidence of so many patients,” said Dr. Mariana Conant in Fairfield, CT. “Before dental implants, patients suffered from bone loss due to even just one missing tooth. Now, once an implant is placed, the bone is preserved and it gives me great satisfaction to know that my patients leave with a confident and healthy smile.”
Before the new root-form implants were created, most dental implants were either blade implants–the metal piece placed within the bone resembled a flat blade–or subperiosteal implants, a framework which included attached screws to the jawbone. Most often made of titanium, dental implants replace the root. Artificial porcelain teeth are then attached to the titanium studs after they have had time to fuse with the jawbone. The procedure requires many visits over several months due to the fact that many fittings might be necessary to assure accuracy.
Dr. Conant of Family and Cosmetic Dentistry of Fairfield is a locally approved dentist. She is committed to providing the latest in dental technology for the wide range of general and cosmetic dental services at her practice. In addition to dental implants and dentures, Dr. Conant is a certified Invisalign dentist in Fairfield, CT. Her practice also provides teeth whitening and is known for providing patients with extreme personal care and soft-touch dentistry.
Dr. Mariana Conant is a graduate from Universidade Federal de Goias, Brazil and graduated with an Esthetic Honors at the New York University College of Dentistry. She is a former Assistant Professor in Prosthodontics in Brazil and former Assistant Professor of Esthetics at NYU. Dr. Conant is a member of the American Dental Association, the National Dental Honors Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and Connecticut State Dental Association.
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