Many feel that gaps in a smile can cause a stigma, which may cause your confidence to suffer. With the latest advancements in dentistry, we can restore teeth to their natural state, as well as your confidence to smile again. Implant Dentistry is the newest standard of care and the best option for someone who is looking for “fixed” replacement teeth.
In years past, the loss of a single tooth led to prosthetic replacement teeth such as a bridge, which is not ideal for patients with healthy adjacent tooth structure. Implants are not only easier to clean than a bridge, but also protect the surrounding teeth from shifting, and if maintained properly, can last a lifetime.
How do I know if I am a candidate for Implant Dentistry?
Consulting with our Board-Certified Oral Surgeon or Periodontist is the first step in restoring your smile. During your consultation, a CBCT scan will be performed to analyze your nerve pathways and your bone structure. Bone structure can be an issue if you have had periodontal disease or a significant amount of bone loss. Bone grafts are performed prior to implant placement to allow for a solid base to anchor the implant. If you are a candidate for dental implants and do not need this procedure, we would move forward with scheduling your implant surgery.
How long will the process take?
The process to receive a dental implant can take several months. During the surgery, our specialist inserts only the highest quality titanium implants into your bone structure. Approximately three months of healing time is required for the implant to integrate into your bone. Once the healing has concluded, the restoration process can begin.
Implant retained Dentures
Dentures and partials can cause issues not just to your oral health but can cause your quality of life to suffer. You may be having difficulty eating and digesting, or you may be experiencing pronunciation changes, or painful mouth sores. Dental implants can provide you with permanent stability while improving and correcting these symptoms. Dentures can be created to either be removable (by “snapping into” your implants) or non-removable (fixed). Consulting with your provider is recommended to determine which option would be in your best interest.
Boston Dental offers a range of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Contact us to schedule an appointment or consultation at one of our Dental Centers in Boston.