4 Ways Dental Implants Can Improve Your Life

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), more than 30 million Americans are missing all their teeth in one or both jaws. Many millions more are missing at least one permanent tooth. When it comes to finding the best solution for replacing missing teeth, dental implants have become the “Gold Standard” at Soams Dental for replacing missing teeth.

Dental implants can permanently restore your smile, but they do much more than just replace missing teeth. Here are four ways dental implants will improve your life.


1. You can eat what you want.

Dental implants restore your ability to eat a variety of different foods without the discomfort or chewing limitations imposed by tooth loss. Dental implants are made of titanium and are attached directly to your jawbone. They act as anchors to hold natural-looking porcelain crowns in place.

They look and function just like your natural teeth. So, no need to skip eating any of the foods you love!


2. They protect you from further tooth loss and bite misalignment.

Empty spaces created by lost teeth can result in the movement of other teeth causing bite misalignment. Implants stop those neighboring teeth from shifting and guard against bone loss which can lead to tooth loss.

When a tooth is missing, the bone in the jaw loses the support that had been provided by the tooth root. Over time, the bone will begin to deteriorate. Dental implants directly mimic the missing tooth root, supporting the jaw bone and halting the deterioration of bone.


3. They will restore your confidence and self-esteem.

Implants restore your ability to smile naturally and confidently. When you’re proud of your smile, you’re far more likely to share it with others – which can go a long way in boosting your self-esteem and quite possibly your business and social relationships.

4. They can securely anchor your dentures.

Dental implants can be used to anchor dentures firmly in place, giving you greater comfort and more confidence in your smile.

Dentures that slip are more than an embarrassment; they are a danger to your oral health. Unintentional movement isn’t just embarrassing— it can cause serious damage. The friction that results from a loose denture plate can create sores. These not only cause you discomfort but also put you at risk for infections.

 With implants, you can speak, eat, and laugh without worrying that your dentures will slip or come out.

Do You Have More Questions About Implants?

We know you must have other questions about implants, so we created this informative infographic. It will give you the information you need to decide if a dental implant is the right choice for you. Just fill in the form and click on the “Download Now” button!


Dental Implants Infographic


Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Although at Soams Dental dental implants are our preferred method for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are not an option for everyone.  But if you meet the following criteria, you probably would be a good candidate for dental implants:

  • Generally good health
  • Sufficient healthy jaw bone to accept an implant
  • Healthy gums

Why not call our office at (203) 743-1972 or contact us online and talk with Dr. Gerfen about whether dental implants would be a good choice for replacing your missing teeth.

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Comprehensive Dentistry Ensures Your Families Healthy Smiles and Bodies

Comprehensive dentistry by our Danbury dentist provides healthy smiles and bodies.

Safeguarding our families health is always one of our top priorities. Did you know there is something called the oral-systemic link that has a powerful impact on the health of yourself and your family? The oral-systemic link is the relationship between oral health and the health of the rest of the body.

At Soams Dental, we are committed to preventing and reducing the risk of oral disease because we know it can drastically improve your overall health and well-being!

Comprehensive dentistry focuses on how the health and beauty of your smile can be protected and enhanced with planned and consistent dental treatment.

Why Comprehensive Dental Care is so Important!

Research shows that a person’s oral health directly impacts their overall health. It’s one of the main reason why dentistry had been called the first line of defense in protecting your whole-body health.

Comprehensive dentistry is your first line of defense against

Comprehensive dentistry is your first line of defense for protecting your whole body health.

Everything inside your mouth is systemically connected to the rest of your body. Many recent studies show a direct connection between poor oral health and several devastating health conditions, including:

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Pregnancy complications

Early detection is important because it offers the best chance for prevention and treatment of disease. Dr. Gerfen and her team can be an invaluable asset for detecting potential problems that begin in the mouth.

Quote by Dr. Gerfen.

Think Pro-actively!

By scheduling a check-up with our team, we will alert you to problems before they have time to spread further. Here are some warning signs you should watch for:

  • Bleeding gums: this is not normal and is not caused by proper tooth brushing.
  • Swollen gums: infected dental tissues swell just as they would in other parts of the body.
  • Signs of infection: the presence of pus along the gumline signals significant disease. Please don’t ignore it!
  • Shifting teeth: teeth should be rooted solidly. Movement or leaning of the teeth indicates their root system has been compromised.
  • Chronic bad breath: can signal the presence harmful bacteria buildup that needs immediate professional attention.
  • A family history of periodontal disease: Be pro-active and stop any infection from starting.

Download our informative and FREE infographic. We created to help our patients prevent dental problems before they arise.


Comprehensive Dentistry Infographic


Your Families Health Matters to Us

We offer comprehensive dentistry services by our Danbury dentist for the whole family. These will keep your smile in its best condition from the very beginning, from our thorough hygiene exams to Invisalign.

How is your families oral health? Make an appointment today by calling us at (203) 743-1972 or contact us online, and we will be happy to help you get on the road to a healthier life!

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Say “I Do” to the Perfect Smile with Invisalign

Did you recently get engaged? First, let us at Soams Dental Care be the first to say “congratulations!” While you’re trying to find the perfect venue, the perfect dress, and the perfect photographer, have you asked yourself, “Do I have the perfect smile?”

Say “yes” to the dress your perfect wedding-day smile with Invisalign®! Invisalign® involves a series of progressive, removable aligners that straighten your teeth and are virtually invisible. This means while you’re planning your wedding day, Invisalign® will be working in the background to get your smile perfect before saying “I do!”

Why Invisalign?

  • Convenience: Invisalign® aligners are virtually invisible – there are no metal brackets or wires. Also, they are removable, meaning you can take out your aligners for special occasions, such as your engagement photo session or bridal shower.
  • Comfortable: You won’t experience pokey wires and cumbersome metal brackets. The aligners are smooth thermal plastic, making your treatment comfortable.
  • More Confidence: You’ll start noticing the results when undergoing Invisalign® – you’ll be smiling more confidently before completing treatment! Since the aligners are clear, people may not even notice you’re wearing them! It’s a win-win!

Learn the benefits of Invisalign over traditional braces.


FAQs every Bride Should Know

How much will Invisalign® cost? The cost of Invisalign® is comparable to traditional braces, so the cost could range from $3,000 – $8,000, but only Dr. Gerfen will be able to determine an exact price because treatment varies from patient to patient. Dental insurance may cover Invisalign®, similar to coverage with other orthodontic treatments. Consult with us about the best method for paying Invisalign®.

How often will I need to visit the dental office during treatment? At the start of treatment, we’ll schedule regular appointments every four to six weeks to ensure treatment is progressing as it should. These appointments are brief and can be scheduled at a time of day that works with your busy schedule!

Will my new smile be ready in time for my wedding day? The length of treatment varies from patient to patient, but the average adult case takes about 12 months.

Can I also whiten my teeth safely while undergoing this treatment? Yes! We recommend in-office whitening to achieve your wedding photo-ready smile. Our team can arrange your in-office whitening to take place during one of your Invisalign® appointments for maximum ease and convenience. Talk to us about your wedding planning schedule so we can schedule your whitening to take place before your engagement photo session or other important events.

Ready to Say “I Do” to a New You?

Your wedding day should be perfect, and that includes your smile! If you’re in need of any dental treatment before your big day, do not hesitate to contact us by calling (203) 743-1972 or contact us online. We’re honored to be part of your special day and look forward to you remembering your wedding day for years to come.

The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.

Re-posted with permission. Source: https://www.quickdentalanswers.com/

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