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Implant Dentistry For Missing Front Teeth

A good implant dentist in Southbury  can restore smiles. You know because unfortunately, when your son’s football coach told him to wear his mouth guard his mind was a thousand miles away. So he went to practice with the protective wear in his pocket where it could do absolutely no good. As it turns out his team mates packed on a lot of muscle over the summer.

When the scrimmage began your son got sacked. To make an all too familiar story short an elbow landed in his mouth and two of his bottom teeth broke out. They might have been able to re-implant the teeth if another team mate didn’t step on them. Ugh! It was awful. This otherwise normal part of summer suddenly turned into an ordeal.

There was bleeding, blaming and bad feelings all around. Finally everyone realized that contact sports are never without risks. There was nothing left to do but visit the Emergency Room. The attending physician sutured the gums after removing small fragments of debris from the football field. The radiology department took x-rays of the neck and face. The young resident looked over the films and said that he didn’t think there were any other bone injuries. Your son was prescribed antibiotics and sent home.

Although the injury did not pose any further health risk there was still negative emotional impact. You couldn’t look at him without wincing and his father muttered about ending his football career. Your son became a hermit canceling all social contact that he would otherwise have been eagerly preoccupied with. The whole family turned morose. The summer was almost ruined.

Well after the mouth injury healed there was the gap to fill before the many important events of high school senior year and of course commencement. Modern dentistry to the rescue. Luckily the family dentist was able to work your son in and plan for implant surgery to bridge the newly created gap in his bottom teeth.

It takes two basic procedures after the initial consultation. The first appointment allowed for the implantation of posts which would anchor the artificial teeth in place. The second appointment allowed the dentist to inspect the healing and then affix the new teeth. The entire thing was relatively quick. The smile that had faced the first day of school for 12 years was once again restored. So was your son’s love of football.

The first step in any sports program needs to be taking safety precautions seriously. Mouth guards and chin straps do provide a lot of protection from facial injuries. The second step is for parents, teachers and coaches to strictly enforce rules requiring the use of safety gear.

The last step is to keep your dentist’s emergency phone number close at hand and hope that you never need to use it. Implant dentist in Southbury Connecticut area has most of the answers to this and other perplexing dental situations. Do not hesitate to correct smile problems before they become confidence killing features.

2018-01-04T17:33:38-04:00Dental Services, Patient Resources|

About the Author:

Dr. Zazzaro was inducted as a Fellow of the International College of Dentists at its 74th Annual Convention in San Francisco on October 24’th, 2004. This honorary organization for the recognition of outstanding and meritorious service, presented Dr. Zazzaro a membership plaque and gold key symbolic of this Fellowship for conspicuous service rendered to the art and science of dentistry. The college, with representation in more than 80 countries, has approximately 10,000 members, including over 5,800 in the U.S. Dr Zazzaro has been busy servicing the community as well. He has been the president of the City Of Waterbury Board of Health. As well as, the president of Staywell Health Center board, (which supplies medical and dental care to those in need in the Waterbury area.) He also initiated the “Give Kids a Smile” program in Waterbury, and has also served as President of the University School of Dental Medicine Alumni Board. Dr. Z. is currently active on board of directors of the Southbury Business Association and the Greater Waterbury Chamber of Commerce. He is a member of the Southbury Economic Development Commission. Dr. Zazzaro is an associate professor at the UCONN Dental School and a host in the mentoring program for its students. He was recently quoted in an edition of the Voices Newspaper concerning the positive effect of good oral health. “It’s very rewarding work. We are changing people’s lives one smile at a time.”