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Bridges and Dentures

Wilton DentalThe loss of multiple teeth is more than just an aesthetic misfortune. While teeth do look great in a smile, they also serve as a most necessary component of your facial structure and lifestyle! When multiple teeth are missing, the skin of the face sags, eating and speaking habits are compromised, and even jawbone loss can occur. We offer restorative solutions to replace those missing teeth and the confidence that went with them.

Dentures

Dentures are a set of artificial teeth that appear and act just like natural teeth. They can be used for eating and speaking, but are also removable when necessary. Today’s advancements have made dentures much more comfortable for everyday use.

Custom dentures are made using measurements taken from your own jaws, so the fit is natural and exact. With proper care, cleaning, and maintenance, a set of dentures will last for many years.

We guarantee our partials as we do our crowns – indefinitely. Therefore, we recommend only the brands that use the best precision technology, with stress breakers to allow for natural movement. This technology results in almost no breakage, and this type of attachment can be easily adjusted for retention, etc.  One preferred brand is Bredent.

Bridges

When only one or a few artificial teeth are needed, a dental bridge can provide a more permanent solution. Bridges can be affixed firmly into place for results that are very realistic.

Just like any other custom appliance, an impression of your mouth and teeth will need to be taken in order to fabricate replacement teeth of the perfect size and shape. Once the artificial teeth are ready, they will be cemented into place using the two surrounding teeth as anchors.

The artificial teeth may be porcelain, fused to high noble white metal, or they may be zirconia, which is synthetic diamond. Our preferred brand is Lava™ Zirconia by 3M

In order to guarantee the longevity of your artificial teeth, make sure to brush and floss routinely and maintain regular dental checkups.

To find out how Dr. Van Strait at Wilton Dental Associates in CT can help you with your dental needs, call 203-761-0223.

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Dental Implants

Wilton DentalThe loss of a tooth can be a great blow to your self esteem and day-to-day life. Not only can missing teeth affect one’s appearance, but can also negatively affect eating habits and facial bone structure. Fortunately, great advancements in prosthodontics have made it possible to permanently replace missing teeth with dental implants.

The Dental Implant Process

Once a tooth has been completely removed, the first step in placing a dental implant is to install a root-like titanium screw directly into the jawbone. This screw will need to be installed by a specialist and given sufficient time to fuse with the jawbone and surrounding tissues. When this process is complete, the screw acts just like the roots of a tooth and holds the replacement firmly in place.

When your dentist has determined that the screw has healed into place, a small post or abutment can be attached. This will provide an anchor for your replacement tooth. A new artificial tooth will be produced using a custom mold taken from your own mouth. The color, size, and shape will match your original teeth very closely, so you can feel confident that your restored smile is perfect and symmetrical.

Dental Implant System

We now offer the most advanced implant technology available, Ankylos by Dentsply, because this is the first system that guarantees the stability, longevity, permanent aesthetics, and periodontal health of the implant, by preventing any bone loss or ditching (wear) of the bone around its base.

Care of Your Dental Implants

Once the dental implant has been placed and healed properly, it will serve you with the same strength and integrity as a natural tooth. Care for it as you care for all of your teeth, with regular brushing and flossing.

To find out how Dr. Van Strait at Wilton Dental Associates in CT can help you with your dental needs, call 203-761-0223.

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Crowns

Wilton Dental CrownsA crown provides a more extensive repair to a tooth than even a high-quality composite filling.

Using a series of color-balanced lights, Dr. Strait is able to accurately match the color of your existing teeth, so the crowns not only serve as restorations, but also as cosmetic improvements.

At Wilton Dental Associates, we place non-metal crowns fabricated from Empress Porcelain, utilizing the best cosmetic labs in the world.

To find out how Dr. Van Strait at Wilton Dental Associates in CT can help you with your dental needs, call 203-761-0223. 

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Tooth Fillings

Wilton Dental Composite FillingsAt Wilton Dental Associates, Dr. Strait uses only the best non-metal, all bonded, glass-filled composites.

Unlike metal amalgams, this type of filling material is resistant to shrinking, non-toxic, strengthens teeth, and matches the color of your existing teeth. Composite material bonds very closely to tooth structure, becoming more like part of the original tooth.

To find out how Dr. Van Strait at Wilton Dental Associates in CT can help you with your dental needs, call 203-761-0223.

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Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dental Care in the Ridgefield & Norwalk CT Area

Smile Makeovers, Root Canal Therapy & More

Wilton Dental Restorative DentistryRestorative dentistry provides the procedures to restore or replace teeth, from simple fillings and porcelain crowns to the complete tooth replacements available today in the form of titanium implants. Modern materials and methods make for many more options than in the past.

If you have multiple issues with your teeth, requiring restoration on a large scale, ask about Full-Mouth Restoration, an integrated system to restore your smile to its optimum form.

Our Restorative Dental Treatments:

To find out how Dr. Van Strait at Wilton Dental Associates in CT can help you with your dental needs, call 203-761-0223.

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