If you are missing one or more teeth from your smile, our dentists may suggest dental implants to restore your smile. Dental implants are surgical treatment and are available from start to finish at East Boston Dental & Orthodontics, Boston, MA. When compared to other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants are considered exceptionally strong and stable, designed to replace the entirety of your tooth from the tooth root to the crown.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that serve as the foundation for restoring a missing tooth or teeth. They are a type of prosthetic and cosmetic dentistry, but they also have an effect on people psychologically. People who have lost a few or all of their teeth often suffer from low self esteem due to the negative experiences associated with their dental situations, such as not being able to eat all their favorite foods, difficulty speaking, and difficulty chewing. Dental implants usually improve these situations by enabling the replacement of missing tooth roots and supporting jaw bone with the assistance of dental crowns and bridges. Furthermore, if you feel like your teeth don’t align properly, two or more dental implants may be used as anchors for invisible braces to align your teeth and give them a prettier appearance.
A dental implant, a titanium material screw, and a crown are commonly assembled to form a dental restoration. In order to avoid brain and facial nerve damage when drilling into the jaw bone or using a drill bit, dentists must use great skill and expertise when creating the pilot hole and sizing the jaw bone. In many instances, dentists use surgical guides created based on CT scans when drilling into the jaw bone.
After the initial pilot hole is drilled into the appropriate jaw site, it is slowly widened to allow placement of an implant screw. Once in place, surrounding gum tissue is secured over the implant and a protective cover screw is placed on top to allow healing and osseointegration to occur. Up to six months later, your dentist will uncover the implant and attach an abutment. This piece holds the crown or tooth-like replacement. Your dentist then fabricates a temporary or final crown around this abutment. Sometimes this process can be completed on the same day that the initial procedure was performed.
Dental implants imitate natural, healthy teeth in terms of appearance, feel, and performance. No one will ever know you ever lost a tooth if you have dental implants. Call today to set up your consultation with Dr. Bansal and Dr. Vandna if you’re eager to learn more about how dental implants in Boston, Massachusetts, can improve your smile. We are eager to assist in bringing back the shine and health of your smile!