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Dental Implants

If you're missing teeth due to injury, decay, or illness, everyday tasks like smiling, chewing, and speaking can be embarrassing or painful.

Board Certified Prosthodontist Dr. Avinash S. Bidra offers state-of-the-art dental implant treatment in our center at Glastonbury, CT.

Learn more about how long-lasting, natural-looking dental implants can improve your smile, confidence, and quality of life...

Benefits of Dental Implants

Healthier Appearance

Missing teeth can weaken your jawbone, causing shrinkage of bone and tissue. This gives your face a sunken, aged appearance. Dr. Bidra may recommend implants to keep your jaw strong, replace missing teeth, and help your face look fuller, more youthful, and healthier.

Improved Speech

Missing teeth can cause lisping and garbled speech because the open spaces affect how your tongue works to create certain sounds. Implants, along with attached dentures, can help you pronounce words more clearly.

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Longevity

Dr. Bidra uses only premium-quality, scientifically documented, strong titanium implants such as Nobel Biocare and  Straumann. These implants are backed by scientific data across hundreds of studies encompassing thousands of patients followed up for many years! When needed, Dr. Bidra only uses high quality bone graft materials made by Geistlich, Switzerland.  We never have used or will use low quality or copycat products and we stand behind our work!

Better Diet

After Dr. Bidra attaches high-quality replacement teeth to your implants, biting and chewing healthy foods like fruits, nuts, and vegetables will be a lot easier. Healthy diets can be difficult to maintain when teeth are missing or damaged.

More Self-Confidence

When your smile is affected by a damaged tooth or several missing teeth, it can be difficult to talk or laugh in public. A bright healthy smile can restore self-confidence, which may help you achieve your personal and business goals.

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Cost-Effectiveness

Dr. Bidra recommends dental implants as a first choice for replacing missing teeth or for failed root canal treatments to his patients in the Glastonbury, CT, area because dental implants are an excellent long-term investment for your dental and oral health. The higher upfront cost is offset by reduced maintenance needs in the long term compared to other modalities. Traditional bridges, partials or dentures cost less, but they don't prevent bone shrinkage and teeth shifting. Dental implants can provide a firm anchorage for your teeth that dentures or bridges cannot. This can eliminate costly treatments like bone grafts if a bridge or denture needs replacing later.

Meet Dr. Bidra

Dr. Avinash Bidra
Dr. Avinash Bidra

Dr. Avinash S. Bidra is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and sub-specialist in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics. Dr. Bidra is one of the few board certified prosthodontists in Connecticut and the only one in Glastonbury. Dr. Bidra is an expert in All-on-4 dental implants/ Teeth in a Day and has extensive surgical experience with dental implants, having placed and restored thousands of implants. He will be responsible for your entire implant treatment. In addition to private practice, Dr. Bidra also serves as Program Director of the Post-Graduate Prosthodontics Residency Program at UConn School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Bidra trains other dentists across the United States on principles and techniques of dental implant treatment. Clinical protocols and implant surgery safety checklists developed by Dr. Bidra are used by clinicians worldwide.

Would you like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bidra and learn more about how he can give you a brand new smile? Contact our Glastonbury office online or by phone today.

(860) 856-5399

Awards and Affiliations

Dr. Bidra is a Board Certified Prosthodontist and has received numerous awards including the Distinguished Clinician Award by the American College of Prosthodontists, Connecticut Magazine Top Dentist, Hartford Magazine Top Dentist, and numerous academic and scholarly awards from prosthodontic scientific organizations and scientific journals.

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Dr. Bidra a "Passionate and Caring Dentist" 5-Star Reviews

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Adam Buckley

2021

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The staff is all very nice, and Dr. Bidra is extremely talented. I am very happy that I chose them for my dental implant, and will definitely return if I need another in the future.

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Lisa Strauch

2021

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Dr Avi Bidra is one of the most passionate and caring dentists I know. His work and commitment to dental excellence is exceptional. Truly a star in the field of prosthetic dentistry.

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A Brand New Smile in One Appointment The Possibilities of All-on-4

Dr. Bidra offers All-on-4® dental implants to qualifying patients at our practice in Glastonbury, CT. With the All-on-4 method, Dr. Bidra can attach a full denture to only four dental implants. With the All-on-4 approach, the implants are placed at a precise angle that doesn't require as much healthy bone tissue, so preparatory bone grafting is required less often.

Best of all, the All-on-4 denture can be placed immediately after the implant surgery. You can enter our Glastonbury dental office with no healthy teeth, and then leave with a natural-looking smile a few hours later.

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Front Tooth Implant and Bone Grafting

The goal of minor bone augmentation is to improve jawbone density for the placement of dental implants. In this video, Dr. Avinash S. Bidra summarizes the case of a young man with implant-supported crowns. The results were satisfactory.

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Vainy Bhagi

2021

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Dr Bidra is simply awesome! Exceptionally thorough in explaining complex things, Gentle, caring and the fees is well worth the money. Highly recommended! Best Prosthodontist!!!!

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Pat Brunell

2021

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Wonderful staff! I had my front tooth repaired and my smile is better than ever after my replacement tooth.

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Get Started with a Consultation

Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implant treatment at our Glastonbury practice can restore your smile and change your life. Find out which implant approach is right for you by meeting our dentists for a consultation. You can request a consultation right now by contacting us online or by calling (860) 659-8660.

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​Procedure Timeline

A dental implant itself is not a tooth, but is a simple titanium post anchored in your jawbone that can support a single tooth, multiple teeth, or all teeth in your mouth. It typically takes three to four months for your body to heal around the implant and then another two months to complete the installation of prosthetic teeth to the implant to complete this smile-restoring, life-changing treatment. But it's totally worth the time and financial investment to get your oral health, smile, and self-confidence back.

When all teeth are lost or about to be replaced in the mouth, typically the All-on-4 treatment is used which allows installation of the teeth the very same day as all the implants can be connected together for a solid prosthesis during the healing phase.

Here are the basic steps:

Treatment Planning

During an initial appointment, Dr. Bidra will listen to your concerns carefully, examine your mouth in detail, obtain radiographs and CT scan and then develop a customized treatment plan for you. During this visit, we will determine the best type of implants and location for the posts, as well as discuss your cosmetic goals. We will also work with your medical doctor to get medical consultation and clearance as necessary.

Anesthesia/Sedation Dentistry

Before the procedure, a numbing anesthetic will be injected into the surgical area so you feel comfortable and pain-free. We are proud to offer sedation dentistry to patients who prefer to be in a sleepy but conscious state during the surgery. This is administered through an IV by a skilled, highly experienced dental anesthesiologist. 
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Implant Placement

Small, surgical incisions are made in your gums through which the implants are anchored into your jaw. These are the titanium tooth roots that will eventually support your prosthetic tooth or teeth. A healing period of three to four months is required for the implants to fuse to your jawbone before the next procedure can be scheduled.

Abutment Attachment

A device called an abutment is secured to the titanium posts. It serves as a connector between the post and the prosthetic tooth it will support. Because the implants must be accessed to attach the abutment, small incisions will again be made in your gums. After one or two weeks of healing, the final part of the procedure can be scheduled.

Prosthetic Teeth Placement

Good news! Over a few visits, Dr. Bidra can now attach your final dentures, bridges, or crowns to the abutments. These artificial teeth have been customized just for you, so they'll look and work like your own natural teeth. Being unable to smile, talk, or eat properly should soon be a thing of the past.

Cost and Insurance Coverage

It is a well-known fact that dental implant treatment has higher upfront costs ranging in a few thousand dollars. However, what is not well known to patients is that the cost of dental implants depends on several factors, including the quality of dental implants, the number of implants you receive, the type of restorations placed, and any preliminary treatments performed.

Although the initial cost of this restorative treatment is higher, dental implants provide patients with unparalleled benefits, including improved oral health and security. As such, you can feel confident in this worthwhile investment in your smile. During your appointment, we can review all factors that may affect the cost of treatment at our Glastonbury office near Hartford, CT. We do not use any cheap quality dental implants or biomaterials to cut costs, which may be detrimental to your bone and health. We stand behind our work!

Unfortunately, most insurance plans don't cover dental implants as they're considered cosmetic dentistry. That's why our team works closely with CareCredit®, a popular third-party financing program. We strongly believe everyone is entitled to the dental care they need regardless of financial issues. If you qualify, you can pay for your treatment in affordable monthly installments. Our warm, friendly, and educated staff will discuss costs and payment options with you. 

"Attention to Detail Unparalleled"

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Ushma P

2021

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Dr. Bidra's attention to detail is unparalleled; the implant he placed matches the rest of my teeth perfectly and looks very natural. I would recommend choosing Dr. Bidra for quality dental care!

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Lisa Paragone

2021

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Always a great experience.Truly genuine staff, each visit feels just like visiting family! Warm, welcoming and always great stories.

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Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Advanced Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry

Dr. Avinash S. Bidra is a nationally renowned dentist who has been providing world-class advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry for decades. He and his team are members of prestigious dental organizations, including:

  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
  • American Board of Prosthodontics
  • American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

For best-in-class dental care, request a consultation online or call us a (860) 659-8660.

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