Restorative Services

Dental Implants

Restorative Services

Dental Implants

Implant Replacement & Restoration

A dental implant can be used to restore a single tooth or multiple teeth. A dental implant utilizes an artificial root, made from surgical-grade titanium, that Dr. Kuzmin places at the proper location in your mouth. In a little time, your jawbone bonds to the artificial root, creating a secure foundation for the attachment of a natural-looking porcelain crown or a bridge that is custom created for you. Some of the biggest advantages of implants are that they are more similar to your natural teeth, adjacent teeth do not have to be involved in the procedure, and implants help prevent shrinkage of your jawbone that can occur from tooth loss. Implants can be used to replace missing teeth in the back of the mouth, as well as the front. Here, the patient was missing a lower molar, and her only alternative was an implant. The implant stabilized her bite by not allowing the upper tooth to drop down over time. Few dentists actually perform both the artificial root placement and the porcelain restoration, but Dr. Kuzmin is an expert in both procedures, giving him a greater level of precision in restoring your smile, while also offering you a more convenient treatment schedule. Contact us today to learn more. Torrington Dental Care is located in Torrington and offers dental implants to patients from Litchfield County, Burlington, New Hartford, Winsted, Bantam, Goshen, and Harwinton, CT.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Patients who rely on dentures must deal with a unique set of challenges. Sometimes dentures fit poorly, making speaking and chewing a challenge. Dentures must be removed for cleaning and can require the use of adhesives. Implant-supported dentures are a form of advanced dentistry that provides a natural, permanent smile for patients that require a whole set of teeth. Natural-looking dentures that complement your appearance are permanently anchored into place using several dental implants – which are titanium posts inserted into the jawbone. Implant-supported dentures function just like your natural teeth. You no longer have to avoid certain foods or remove your teeth to clean them. Ask us if dental implants are an option for you!

TREATMENT PLAN OPTIONS FOR MISSING TEETH

Edentulous Maxilla
(Missing Multiple Upper Teeth)

No Treatment

Disadvantage: Difficulty in eating / speaking, continued bone loss.

Complete Upper Denture

Advantage: Minimal treatment, fast

Disadvantage: Removable prosthesis, difficulty in eating / speaking, palate coverage

Implant Supported Overdenture (Removable – RP5)


Advantage: Removable prosthesis that “clips” in

Disadvantage: Full palate, have to remove at night, removable, “clips” need changed on regular basis (additional fee)

Implant Supported Overdenture (Removable – RP4)

Advantage: Removable prosthesis that “clips” in, horseshoe shaped (no full palate)

Disadvantage: Have to remove at night, removable, “clips” need changed on a regular basis (additional fees)

Implant Supported Fixed Prosthesis (Fixed)

Advantage: Fixed Prosthesis, is not removable

Disadvantage: Usually will need extensive bone grafting plus more implants, need for pink porcelain or acrylic because of the amount of bone loss, teeth will be larger (FP-2 / FP-3)

Multiple Missing Teeth

No Treatment

Disadvantage: Difficulty in eating / speaking, continued bone loss.

Complete Upper Denture

Advantage: Minimal treatment, fast

Disadvantage: Removable prosthesis, difficulty in eating / speaking, increase sore areas, palate coverage

Implant Supported Overdenture (Removable – RP4)

Advantage: Removable prosthesis that “clips” in, no soft tissue support


Disadvantage: Have to remove at night, removable, “clips” need changed on a regular basis (additional fees)

Implant Supported Fixed Prosthesis (Fixed)

Advantage: Fixed Prosthesis, is not removable

Disadvantage: Usually will need more implants, increase expense, need for pink porcelain or acrylic because of the amount of bone loss, teeth will be larger (FP-2 / FP-3)

Single Tooth Missing

No Treatment

Disadvantage: Adjacent teeth will move (tilting), supraeruption, decreased mastication

Partial Denture

Advantage: Minimal treatment, fast

Disadvantage: Removable prosthesis, difficulty in eating / speaking, increase sore areas, coverage, places extensive pressure on adjacent teeth leading to additional tooth loss

Fixed Partial Denture

Advantage: Fast, esthetic


Disadvantage: Damage adjacent teeth, higher incidence of decay, possible root canals needed, increased difficulty in maintaining hygiene

Implant Supported Crown

Advantage: No damage to adjacent teeth, higher success rate than fixed partial denture

Disadvantage: Longer treatment time, need available bone in which to place the implant

Multiple Missing Teeth

No Treatment


Disadvantage: Adjacent teeth will move (tilting), supraeruption, decreased mastication

Partial Denture

Advantage: Minimal treatment, fast


Disadvantage: Removable prosthesis, difficulty in eating / speaking, increase sore areas, coverage, places extensive pressure on adjacent teeth leading to additional tooth loss

Implant Supported Crown

Advantage: No damage to adjacent teeth, higher success rate than fixed partial denture

Disadvantage: Longer treatment time, need available bone in which to place the implant

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