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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Our New Britain Office
... Veneers Crowns Tooth colored fillings Replace missing teeth Implants Bridges Partial Dentures Full Dentures Treatment of Gum problems Root plane - non-surgical deep cleaning Antibiotic treatment - direct placement of antibiotics in gum defects, - antibiotic pills - antibiotic mouthwashes Surgical treatments Treatment for badly broken down teeth Root canal therapy- If necessary, we can remove the infected nerves & blood vessels inside the teeth...

Sinus Surgery — Creating Bone for Dental Implants “Out of Thin Air”
... Dental implants are the state-of-the-art method for replacing missing teeth...

What Is Cosmetic Dentistry?
...Nothing ruins a smile more than missing teeth...

How We Make Dental Implants Match Existing Teeth
Dental implants are replacements for missing teeth...

Five Facts About Dental Implant Surgery
... Implants have become dentistry's premier option for replacing missing teeth...

Dental Implants and Natural Teeth: the Similarities and the Differences
You've probably heard about dental implants — today's best option for replacing missing teeth; maybe you even have one or more already...

Straightening Your Child's Teeth: When is the best time to start?
...They can have protruding teeth, extra or missing teeth, or problems with jaw growth...

Although Challenging, 'Smile Zone' Implants can Appear Beautifully Life-Like
Dental implants have quickly become the restoration of choice for two basic reasons: they effectively restore the lost function of missing teeth and simultaneously rejuvenate the smile with their life-like appearance...

Smile Transformation Begins and Ends With Smile Design
...But what if you’re not comfortable with your smile because of misaligned, damaged or missing teeth...

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
...Bone loss, a “hidden” consequence of tooth loss, is what tends to make people who are missing teeth look older than they really are...

Leave Enough Time for Your Wedding-Day Smile Makeover
...Tooth implants are modern dentistry's best option for replacing missing teeth...

Planning Your Wedding Day Smile Makeover
... Dental implants are a great way to restore missing teeth...

New Front Teeth for a Teenaged David Duchovny
...Here’s how it works: A one-piece unit is custom-fabricated, consisting of prosthetic crowns to replace missing teeth, plus caps to cover the adjacent (abutment) teeth on each side...

Johnny's Teeth Aren't Rotten Any More
...Photos show that he also had missing teeth, which, sources say, he opted to replace with dental implants...

Dental Implants: a Durable, Life-Like Solution for your Tooth Loss
...Not only does this strengthen the implant's hold within the jaw, the added growth also helps deter bone loss, a common problem with missing teeth...

Your Health Could Affect the Longevity of a Dental Implant
There’s a lot to like about dental implants for replacing missing teeth...

Dentures Require Planning and Attention to Detail to Look Natural
...Fortunately, we have advanced restorative options that can effectively replace missing teeth...

Crowns & Bridgework
... The number of abutment teeth necessary to replace missing teeth is influenced by the number of missing teeth, the size and length of the abutment tooth roots, the amount of bone support each abutment tooth has, as well as where in the mouth the missing tooth is located...

Removable Dentures
... Dentures are just one option for replacing missing teeth; some of the others include fixed bridgework and dental implants...

Bone Grafting
...If you loose enough teeth and bone, your facial features will sag, giving you a more aged appearance; it can also complicate treatment to replace your missing teeth...

Missing Teeth
...But many foods become difficult to chew if you have missing teeth — and those “challenging” foods are often the same ones that offer the greatest nutritional value...

Osteoporosis & Oral Health
... This may be of particular concern if you are considering certain dental procedures — for example, getting dental implants to replace missing teeth...

Stress & Oral Habits
...Replacing any teeth that are missing can also help stabilize your bite by inhibiting the shifting of teeth that occurs when extra space is left open by missing teeth...

Dental Implants FAQs
... Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example)...

Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth
... You may also find that some of your remaining teeth actually shift into the spaces left open by your missing teeth...

Cosmetic & General Dentistry
...These procedures include: Cleanings & Oral Exams, to keep your teeth and gums healthy, and catch early signs of dental disease Cosmetic Bonding, to repair small chips or cracks Crowns & Bridgework, to replace large amounts of lost tooth structure and/or missing teeth Dental Implants, for the longest-lasting tooth replacement available today Extractions, to remove unhealthy teeth that cannot be saved Fillings, to restore decayed teeth Inlays & Onlays, to fill teeth with larger cavities Invisalign Clear Aligners, for highly discreet orthodontic treatment Oral Cancer Screenings, to detect a dangerous disease that can be cured if caught early Orthodontic Treatment, to move teeth into the right position Porcelain Veneers, for repairing larger chips and cracks, and reshaping teeth Removable Dentures, to help you smile again Root Canal Treatment, to rescue diseased teeth Sealants, to help prevent cavities Teeth Whitening, to brighten a faded or discolored smile TMD Treatment, for pain in the jaw area that can interfere with biting and chewing Tooth-Colored Fillings, for a completely natural, healthy look Tooth Decay Prevention, so you keep your natural teeth as long as possible When to Visit the Dentist Many people only go to the dentist when something is wrong...

Implant Dentistry
Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best...

Oral Health
...Missing teeth can lead to bone loss in the jaw and inadequate nutrition...