Typically, dentures need to be removed and could potentially slip when you eat or speak. But what if we have a tooth replacement option that is more stable? With dental implants, we have an option that is secured like a natural root, and boasts unrivaled stability. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentists will talk about implant dentistry.
The Titanium Post
The post portion acts like a new root, which is the key to the stability of your new tooth. We don’t need clasps or bridges to keep the prosthetic in place, inserted through oral surgery we insert the posts directly into the jawbone, guiding it with digital technology. The post, being made from biocompatible titanium, bonds with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. As a result, this is now secured like a natural root, and has the potential to last decades as it also stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue, stopping the loss of mass and density that typically follows tooth loss.
Abutments and Crowns
Once the placement area heals, our team will connect an abutment that extends above the gum line. Once in place, we can attach a dental crown. The crown also aids in the stability, as it is made from a durable material that can safeguard dial bite forces and pressures. In addition, we will color-match the material to ensure your finished crown blends seamlessly with the rest of your smile. We want you to be able to smile with confidence once again!
Preserving Your New Tooth
To ensure your new tooth will last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime, you need to maintain the same level of care you would for natural teeth. Your dental implant needs to be brushed and flossed around to avoid issues that could compromise it, including gum disease. You should avoid tobacco products, enjoy a healthier diet, and also see us every six months for a checkup and cleaning. These actions allow us to monitor your new smile and ensure there is proper stability. If you have any questions about how we replace missing teeth with lifelike and long-lasting dental implants, then contact our team today. With the right steps, we can make sure you smile with confidence and avoid the complications of tooth loss for many years to come!
Ready to Treat Your Missing Teeth?
We want to help you enjoy a complete smile again with implant dentistry. To learn more about our tooth replacement options, 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. Whether you have one lost tooth, or need a complete set of dentures, we can help!