SOURCE: James G. Diette, D.D.S.

December 19, 2012 05:01 ET

Darien Cosmetic Dentist on Difference Between Dental Implants and Bridges

Dr. James Diette Treats a Number of Cosmetic Issues With Dental Implants or Bridges for Patients Seeking to Enhance Their Smiles

DARIEN, CT--(Marketwire - Dec 19, 2012) - Dr. James Diette, a cosmetic dentist in Darien, says dental implants provide many benefits when treating cosmetic dental issues. Implants serve a variety of purposes, including replacing missing teeth and securing dentures in place. Dr. Diette assesses the best treatment options for patients based on their individual needs.

Some of the ideal candidates for dental implants include:

  • Patients who have lost one or more teeth and are looking for an alternative to dentures
  • Patients who already have dentures but are looking for ways to secure them in place
  • Patients with bone and gums that are healthy enough to provide adequate support for the new implants

Dr. Diette says many patients ask about the difference between dental implants and bridges. Each procedure is designed to improve cosmetic dental issues, but some patients may be a better candidate for one procedure over the other. Dr. Diette conducts comprehensive evaluations on patients' teeth to determine the best solution for their needs. In regards to the difference between the two techniques, Dr. Diette says:

"Dental implants act very similar to a natural tooth and do not affect the adjacent teeth. Implants can last a lifetime and give the patient a better opportunity to maintain the health of the gum and bone tissue where the tooth is missing. On the contrary, a dental bridge involves affecting the adjacent teeth because they will have to support the bridge or artificial tooth."

In addition to dental implant restorations, Dr. Diette provides comprehensive dental care and services to his patients at his Darien cosmetic dentistry practice. He strives to educate his patients on how to maintain long-lasting results and believes strongly in doctor-patient communication. His goal is to create healthy, beautiful smiles for his patients while facilitating a friendly, comfortable atmosphere.

About James G. Diette, DDS

Dr. James Diette is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Northwestern University School of Dentistry. He is an active member of the Stamford Dental Society, American Dental Association, the Connecticut State Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. Some of the cosmetic dentistry services Dr. Diette provides include porcelain veneers, dental crowns, dental bridges and Invisalign®. He is available for interview upon request.

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