Dental Implants Specialist

Robert A. Kravecs Jr., DMD, LLC

Dentist located in Fairfield, CT

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Robert A. Kravecs Jr., DMD, creates dental implants for patients of all ages. Located in Fairfield, Connecticut, Robert A. Kravecs Jr., DMD, LLC's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What do dental implants do?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. This is where dental implants can help. Dental implants feel and function like natural teeth. They're durable and stable, and function almost the same as natural teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. Essentially, it’s the root of your new tooth. Your mouth will need a few weeks to heal after the post is in place.

Once your mouth has fully recovered, Dr. Kravecs will mount the replacement tooth on the post. The replacement tooth is called a crown. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay firmly affixed to your jaw.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

On top of feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten advantages:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don't fall out or move around in your mouth
  • Are strong and durable for chewing foods you love
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you may be an ideal candidate for dental implants. Your jaw must be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.

You may also be a prime candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women wanting a permanent, lifelong solution to ongoing dental work may be exceptional dental implant candidates. Dr. Kravecs discusses all your options and answers your questions during your consultation.

Book an appointment online or call Robert A Kravecs Jr, DMD, LLC to take the first step toward a more confident smile.