How to Choose an Implant Dentist

If you are considering dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you may be wondering how to choose an implant dentist. Many practitioners offer dental implants. However, you should not just visit the first doctor you find or the one who offers a special “limited time” deal. Sadly, many dentists do not have the necessary experience to ensure your safety and lasting results. In contrast, when you visit our Glastonbury, Hartford, CT-area practice, you can enjoy truly superior care.   

Dr. Avinash Bidra is a Board Certified Prosthodontist (a dental specialist in implants, cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry) and a sub-specialist in Maxillofacial Prosthodontics.  He completed his dental and specialty training from India, Florida, Connecticut, and Texas.  Dr. Bidra is one of the few board certified prosthodontists in Connecticut and the only one in Glastonbury. He has extensive surgical experience with dental implants, having placed and restored thousands of implants and is responsible for your entire implant treatment. Dr. Bidra focuses on gentle, one-on-one patient care to create personalized dental treatments.   

In addition to private practice, he 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 country on principles and techniques of implant treatment. Clinical protocols and implant surgery safety checklists developed by Dr. Bidra are used by clinicians worldwide. He is also involved in cutting edge research and lectures at national and international meetings as well as having published several articles in international scientific journals. Dr. Bidra’s publications can be accessed at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=bidra+a   

Dr. Bidra has won numerous awards in his career including the Distinguished Clinician Award by the American College of Prosthodontists, as well as the Top Dentist Award by Connecticut Magazine. Dr. Bidra is the past president of the Connecticut Section of Prosthodontists, and has been featured on NBC CT News, CBS Radio, WebMD, Science Daily, Dental Town and Medical News Today. Dr. Bidra’s patients originate from several states of the US including Puerto Rico.

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Choose an Experienced Doctor

When choosing an implant dentist, the most important consideration is your doctor’s experience. Sometimes, an untrained dentist will not be able to identify signs of bone recession. Other times, they may position the implants incorrectly, resulting in implant failure. Further, with a novice dentist, you will likely face a longer recovery, greater discomfort, and a higher likelihood of surgical complications.

To avoid complications and provide the most accurate treatment, our Board Certified Prosthodontist Dr. Avinash Bidra will evaluate your jawbone using our advanced technology.  using Cone Beam CT Scan Technology. With several years of experience, with thousands of implants, he can easily recognize signs of bone degeneration and your current bone volume. With this detailed planning, our knowledgeable prosthodontist can place your implants in precise locations. With meticulous techniques, you can enjoy a stress-free surgery, easy recovery, and long-lasting results.

Find a Practitioner Who Offers Beautiful Cosmetics

Of course, your health is the most important concern when it comes to choosing a dentist. Nonetheless, esthetics are a big factor, as well. As experts in cosmetic care, our dentists can provide you with a prosthetic that matches the rest of your smile. We will design your restoration using detailed images and impressions, so it will match the shape and size of your other teeth and gums. With our state-of-the-art materials, it will also have a natural color and shine. Further, we will create your crown, bridge, or denture after considering your overall facial features. Therefore, your restoration can properly support your lips and cheeks, giving you a more youthful appearance.

If you are looking for a superior implant dentist, our team can provide the advanced care you need for successful, life-changing treatment.

Select a Dentist Who Puts Your Comfort First

Whenever you come into our office, we want to make sure that you are completely at ease. We offer complimentary juices and snacks, a media center, paraffin-wax treatments, and many other amenities. If you are still feeling anxious, we can administer one of several different types of sedation to put you at ease. With these medications, you will experience virtually no discomfort, and you will remember almost nothing of your treatment. Most importantly, our entire team is friendly and personable. We will take time to answer your questions, and we will do anything we can to make your experience as pleasant as possible.

Contact Us to Find a Top-Notch Implant Dentist

If you are looking for a superior implant dentist, our team can provide the advanced care you need for successful, life-changing treatment. Contact us online to learn more about us. You can also call (860) 788-4652 for more information.

Dr. Steven M. Balloch and Dr. Avinash S. Bidra

Steven M. Balloch, DDS and Avinash S. Bidra BDS, MS, FACP

Dr. Steven M. Balloch and Dr. Avinash S. Bidra are award-winning nationally renowned dentists who have been providing world-class  advanced cosmetic and implant dentistry for many decades. They are members of various 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
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Connecticut State Dental Association

To speak with Dr. Steven Balloch or Dr. Avinash Bidra about your dream smile, request a consultation online or call us a (860) 659-8660.

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