Did you know that dental implants boast a 98% success rate, and for some, could last decades or even a lifetime? In comparison, most bridges and removable dentures barely make it ten years. What makes dental implants last for so long, and how do your Brighton, MA, dentists place and restore them to address missing teeth?
The Impact of Tooth Loss
Missing teeth mean much more than just an embarrassing gap in your smile. Losing one or more teeth could lead to misalignment, TMJ disorder and bruxism due to poor bite balance, and even trouble eating your favorite foods or speaking clearly. You could also lose mass and density in your jawbone, as the body suspends the flow of calcium and phosphorus the portions of the bone around the missing root. Fortunately, a dental implant can help fill these gaps and restore your smile to optimal health, function, and beauty!
The Titanium Implant Posts
The key to their longevity is the biocompatible titanium post. Inserted into the jawbone, this acts as a new root, bonding with the bone tissue through a process known as osseointegration. This process not only secures the root, but helps stimulate the growth of bone tissue to prevent loss of mass and density, preventing complications like further tooth loss or an aged appearance. We plan and guide the placement process with advanced digital technology, ensuring optimal positions for the new roots to support a restoration or prosthetic.
Restoration and Care
We could use this option to address a single missing tooth or to secure a denture! With individual options, we add an abutment to the post that secures a crown in place. The dental crown is custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance and a dependable chewing surface, so you smile with confidence! If you have several missing teeth, we have designed bridges and dentures to attach to multiple posts, providing a secure prosthetic that never slips when you eat or speak, and lasts far longer than removable alternatives. Our team will then explain how to protect your smile from underlying oral health issues that could threaten your new smile. If you have any questions about implant dentistry, or about preventing or managing tooth loss, then contact our team today. We would love to work with you and your family to ensure health smiles all around in 2021.
Do You Have Questions About Dental Implants?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a whole and attractive smile with a durable replacement option. To learn more about replacing one or more lost teeth with a secure and long-lasting replacement option, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, and all surrounding communities.