If you're missing teeth due to injury, decay, or illness, everyday tasks like smiling, chewing, and speaking can be embarrassing or painful.
Dr. Steven M. Balloch of Hartford, CT, can expertly replace your missing teeth with dental implants in order to restore your oral health.
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. Balloch 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. Balloch uses strong titanium implants, which are resistant to damage and decay. They normally remain firmly anchored in your jaw for many years.
After Dr. Balloch 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. Balloch may recommend implants to his patients in the Glastonbury, CT, area because they're a good investment. 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
Dr. Steven Balloch has been restoring the smiles of patients in the Hartford and Glastonbury, CT, area for over 30 years. He prides himself on being a skilled, compassionate dentist who truly cares about helping people. His relaxing, spa-like office features fresh juices, warm blankets, and heated massage chairs, as well as the highest quality oral health treatments available. Dr. Balloch and his family reside locally in Glastonbury.
Want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Balloch 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.
Welcome to Our Smile Gallery
See Results from Other Implant Patients
"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 Implant Reconstruction Surgery
It takes several months including healing 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.
Here are the basic steps:
Day of Procedure with one of Dr. Balloch's Implantologists
Cost and Insurance Coverage
It's hard to predict the final cost of your procedure as there are many factors involved:
- Number of implants
- Implant type
- Number and types of restorative teeth
- Sedation vs. local anesthesia
- Pre-implant procedures like bone grafts or sinus lift
Unfortunately, most insurance plans don't cover dental implants as they're considered cosmetic dentistry. That's why Dr. Balloch works closely with CareCredit®, a popular third-party financing program. He 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. Dr. Balloch's warm, 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