Do you have gaps in your smile due to tooth loss? If so, then you’re likely aware of the all the negative ways tooth loss impacts our overall health and quality of life. In order to help people enjoy full smiles once more, your Brighton, MA, dentists may provide lifelike and durable dental implants!

The Difference Dental Implants Offer

A bridge needs crowns to stay in place, and dentures may rely on metal clasps or natural suction. While effective, these options need to be replaced as the jaw ridge changes shape. When we lose our teeth, the body takes notice and stops sending doses of key nutrients to the jawbone around the missing tooth. The bone tissue begins to break down, and as a result, prosthetics have a lifespan of about 5 to 10 years. However, we insert dental implants into the jaw via oral surgery, where they bond with the tissue and are recognized by the body as natural tooth roots. The flow of nutrients resumes, the jaw doesn’t change shape, and your new teeth can last decades, possibly even a lifetime.

Are You a Viable Candidate?

Candidates should have enough jawbone tissue to support a new tooth. If they’ve lost tissue as a result of tooth loss, then our team may suggest a bone grafting procedure before we proceed. We may also need to treat underlying health issues that could threaten a dental implant, such as gum disease or infection. We will perform a detailed examination to see if you’re a viable candidate or if you need treatment to improve your oral health first.

Ensuring a Lifelike Appearance

After we insert the dental implant, we will focus on the visible portion of your tooth. After three to four months, once the implant has bonded with the jawbone, we can attach an abutment (post) and a custom-made dental crown, which not only looks natural, but can absorb serious bite forces and pressures. For those with multiple missing teeth, we can use several dental implants to attach a fixed denture that never slips and last for decades as opposed to 5 to 10 years. If you have any questions about treating oral health issues and preventing tooth loss, or about addressing your missing teeth with lifelike replacement options, then contact our team today. Let’s help you enjoy a full smile this year, one you’ll feel proud to show the world.

Do You Have Missing Teeth?

Do you want to try implant dentistry and see if this is the right choice for your smile’s health and beauty? To learn more about implant dentistry, schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.