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.
Learn more about how long-lasting, natural-looking dental implants can improve your smile, confidence, and quality of life...
Benefits of Dental Implants
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.
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.
Dr. Bidra uses only high quality scientifically documented strong titanium implants such as Straumann and Nobel Biocare. They are backed by high quality scientific data across of hundreds of studies encompassing thousands of patients followed up for many years. We do not use copycat products and we stand behind our work!
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.
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.
Dr. Bidra recommends dental implants as a first choice for replacing missing teeth 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 dentures cost less, but they don't prevent bone shrinkage and shifting like titanium implants, and the implants can provide firm anchorage for your teeth that dentures cannot. This can eliminate costly treatments like bone grafts if a denture needs replacing later.
Meet Dr. Balloch and Dr. Bidra
For the past 30 years, dentist Dr. Steven M. Balloch of Glastonbury, CT, has provided patients with exceptional general, reconstructive, and cosmetic dentistry. As a pioneer of advanced biologically friendly procedures and cosmetic dentistry techniques, Dr. Balloch is widely esteemed and honored by fellow dentists. From GLO™ and KöR® teeth whitening to full mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Balloch offers an extensive range of gentle, pain-free dental procedures to help restore health and beauty to his patients’ mouths.
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 and is 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.
Want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Balloch and Dr. Bidra and learn more about how he can give you a brand new smile? Contact us online or by phone today. He looks forward to meeting you!
Awards and Affiliations
Dr. Balloch was named "Top Doc" by local station WFSB-TV, "Top Dentist" by Hartford Magazine and Connecticut Magazine 13 years in a row and was included in the "America's Top Dentists" guide. However, Dr. Balloch feels a healthy, restored smile from one of his happy patients is the greatest honor he can receive.
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
"Hard to describe how beautiful my teeth look." 5-Star Reviews
Outstanding. Hard to describe how beautiful my teeth look. I was a complicated case, and Dr. Balloch and his entire team was completely focused on ensuring everything worked perfectly. I had many extra visits (due to my own issues) and I was always given priority and extra care. The temporaries were so beautiful it was hard to believe the permanents would be even better - but they are. All issues resolved and I couldn't be happier. Tremendous service by the entire staff and amazing outcome. Highly recommend.View On Google
Thank you Dr. Balloch and your fantastic staff for giving me back not only my smile but my self-confidence as well. If you are thinking of implants and are searching for a Doctor, I highly recommend Steven M. Balloch, DDS for all your cosmetic needs.View On Google
Learn About Dental Implant Reconstruction
A dental implant itself is not a tooth, but is a simple titanium post anchored in your jaw bone that can support a single tooth, multiple teeth or all teeth in your mouth. It typically takes 3 to 4 months for your body to heal around the implant and then another 2 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 all 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:
Day of Procedure
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, 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 believes everyone is entitled to the dental care they need regardless of financial issues. So 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.
"My Family Wouldn't Trust Their Smile to Anyone Else!"
I was so lucky to find Dr. Balloch's practice. He and his entire team demonstrate their expertise while showing kindness, professionalism and a true interest in their patient's overall health. Their first priority is always your comfort. Dr. Balloch is a true artist. My family wouldn't trust their smile to anyone else.View On Google
The first time I met with Dr. Balloch I immediately felt at ease as he was very kind and understanding he made my fears instantly turn into excitement! I’m no longer afraid of the dentist and best of all I got my smile back! So thank you so much Dr. Balloch you have definitely change my life!View On Google