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Dental Implants

Tooth loss can make simple tasks like eating and speaking feel like a challenge, which can take enjoyment and pleasure out of life.

Drs. Aaron Gross, Nicole B. Becker, and Dominic Gambino can restore your smile to its former glory with revolutionary dental implants.

Learn why our patients in East Haven, Branford, and Hamden, CT wish they got dental implants sooner.

Restore Your Teeth in One Day


While dental implants may sound complicated, our dentists can actually perform the entire procedure in a single office visit. We use the most advanced technology and implant dentistry techniques to make your treatment as fast and convenient as possible. Our team is qualified to handle every aspect of your care and provide unparalleled service from the comfort of our modern offices in HamdenEast Haven, or Branford.

For superior dental implant treatment, look no further than Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Connecticut. Get started by requesting a consultation with us today. You can reach us at:

(203) 287-0666

"I couldn't recommend a dentist office enough!"


Lynn Fasano

East Haven, CT


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cant say enough about this place. from front desk staff right through to the Dr. himself....courteous, pleasant, kind, truthful, and accommodating are just a few of the words that come to mind. more businesses should use this place as an example. makes what used to be a terrifying appt into a social visit. never have I ever looked forward to a dentist appt!!!!

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What Exactly Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a post that replaces the missing root of a tooth. The artificial root fuses with the bone tissue and becomes a permanent part of the jawbone.  After the surgery, an abutment and custom-crafted dental prosthetic are attached to the implant, restoring the entire structure of the tooth.
While we offer traditional tooth restoration methods like dentures and bridges at our Hamden practice, dental implants are an increasingly sought-after solution for our patients in the greater New Haven, CT, region.

Life-Changing Benefits of Dental Implants

Can You Believe They're Not Natural Teeth?

Pictured below is one of our real New Haven–area patients who received dental implant-supported restorations. 

A Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Connecticut Patient Before Implants
Before Implants The patient suffered from complete tooth loss in their upper dental arch, as well as several missing and decayed teeth in their lower dental arch.
A Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Connecticut Patient After Implants
After Implants Once the implant site healed, we secured custom dental restorations that look virtually indistinguishable from the patient's natural teeth. 

Optimal Implant Results With Cutting-Edge Technology

Our HamdenEast Haven, and Branford practices ensure the highest quality implant treatment by relying on digital dentistry. Digital dentistry replaces traditional dental tools with superior computer-based technology to improve the precision and safety of your procedure. Learn more about the technology we are equipped with at our state-of-the-art office.

Cone Beam Imaging

Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a type of digital X-ray that takes precise images of your teeth and bone structure. During a CBCT scan the machine rotates around your head, compiling a 3D picture of your musculoskeletal system. Within seconds we can diagnose any existing dental conditions and carefully plan your implant procedure.

Surgical Guides

Surgical guides are custom-made components that maximize the accuracy and safety of implant surgery. The surgical guide fits into your mouth and contains strategically placed holes indicating the optimal position for each implant. This reduces the chance of complications and speeds up the length of the implant placement procedure.

Request Our Renowned Implant Dentist

Dr. Aaron Gross is the leader of Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Connecticut. After graduating from the Ivy League's University of Pennsylvania and the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine, he began CIDC in 2001. He has spent the more than two decades since refining his craft to deliver the best in implant care. 

Dr. Gross' dental implant and restoration skill and knowledge have earned him widespread recognition. To take just two examples, he was named as one of Connecticut's Best Dentists and one of America's Top Dentists. Known on a first-name basis by patients, Aaron ensures that each member of his practice provides the elite care he is known for. 

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Dr. Gross provides optimal care from implant and abutment placement through the crafting and securing of customized restorations.

"I couldn't write a better recommendation"


Lawrence Cifarelli

East Haven, CT


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I couldn't write a better recommendation if I wanted too. It was my three year old daughter's first time at the dentist and the second she walked in to the second she walked out, she was treated as if she was the president. The staff and everyone there was so good to my daughter and also myself and my wife. The dentists were thorough and informative and did a great job. I couldn't recommend a dentist office enough!

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Receive a Personal Estimate for Your Care


Since dental implants are priced individually, the cost of your treatment is mainly determined by the number of teeth you need to have replaced. While insurance plans often include benefits for your crown, bridge, or denture, they typically do not cover the cost of the implants themselves. However, our practice is happy to offer flexible financing to help keep treatment costs as affordable as possible. We will also work directly with your insurance provider to make sure you get the most coverage from your plan. If you are interested in getting a personal cost estimate for your implant treatment, please request a consultation with your dentist at our Hamden, East Haven, or Branford office today.

What to Expect During Your Implant Procedure

Our dentists can often perform all the steps of your dental implant procedure in a single appointment at one of our offices.

Our practice uses surgical guides during implant placement procedures to reduce the risk of complications.
Our practice uses surgical guides during implant placement procedures to reduce the risk of complications.


We will begin by administering local anesthesia to numb your mouth and ensure your comfort.


Next, your dentist will make incisions in the gums and carefully insert the implant posts into the jaw.


When the implants are secure, we will attach small connector parts known as abutments to the top of each post.


Finally, your temporary crown, bridge, or denture will be secured, and the first phase of your treatment will be complete.

Your Treatment


When you leave our office after your implant procedure you will have a fully functional set of teeth. However, we must wait until you recover to complete the final steps of your treatment. Over the next few months, your implants will fuse to your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. When osseointegration is complete we can confidently design a permanent crown, bridge, or denture that fits the precise dimensions of your jaw.

Are Implants Worth It?

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It is important to understand that dental implants are an investment. While their up front costs are more expensive than traditional tooth restoration options, they pay off in several ways down the road. First, by preventing bone recession implants can save you from developing serious oral health problems and needing expensive future treatment. Certain implant-supported restorations like dentures also last longer than their traditional counterparts, and will need far fewer replacements over the course of a lifetime.

Most of our patients would agree that regardless of the long-term savings, the comfort and convenience of dental implants make them well worth the cost in the end.

Dental Implants Have A Tremendous Satisfaction Rate

The peer-reviewed scientific journal BMC Open Health conducted a study of dental implant recipients a full 10 years after their initial surgery. A decade after implant placement, the researchers found that the median satisfaction rate for this procedure was over 96%

Over 1,000 Great Reviews From Hamden

"Been going to Dr. Gross’s office for years-by FAR the best dental services I’ve had. Office is very clean & lovely. The staff are even lovelier. Dr Gross and the two other dentists are extremely skilled and kind. All the hygienists are fabulous. My family & friends now go to this office and can’t say enough great things about the care they receive." Helen M., October 25th, 2023

Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Connecticut

Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry of Connecticut, led by Dr. Aaron Gross, is proud to offer top-of-the-line dental care for patients in HamdenEast HavenBranford, and the greater New Haven County region. Our modern office is equipped with the most advanced technology in the industry to ensure superior treatment results and better oral health. We are affiliated with several trusted organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • New Haven Dental Association
  • World Clinical Laser Institute

Request a consultation today by filling out our online form or calling (203) 287-0666.

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