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Dental Implants Specialist

Barbara K. Galbreath, DMD

General Dentistry located in Hartford, CT

A great smile can transform the way you see the world, and yourself. Dr. Barbara K. Galbreath and her team of oral surgeons offers dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Hartford, Connecticut, Barbara K. Galbreath, DMD's experienced team can replace missing or extremely damaged teeth to restore the appearance, functionality, and health of your smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth as a result of a traumatic injury, decay, or an illness, it can hurt your self-esteem. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. A dental implant similar to an artificial tooth root. After your doctor implants the post and your mouth has healed, Dr. Galbreath, along with an oral surgeon, will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These posts also help other dental work, like bridges and dentures, stay firmly attached to your jaw.

Why do some patients love dental implants?

There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to performing, looking, and feeling like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten benefits:

  • Are permanent and can last a lifetime
  • Offer a cost-effective solution for replacing a missing tooth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Ensure a healthy jawbone
  • Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Are strong and durable for chewing foods you love
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Can anyone get dental implants?

Whether you're missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you could be a great dental implant candidate. Your jaw needs to be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are a great solution for adults.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you're irritated by dentures that slip, or if it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Patients in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Get all your questions about dental implants answered during a consultation with Dr. Galbreath. Implant treatment might be right for you.

Schedule your consultation online or call Barbara K. Galbreath, DMD today. A new full smile could be just around the corner for you.