When we address minor or even extensive cases of missing teeth, we may suggest implant dentistry to ensure your new teeth last for many years to come. In today’s blog, your Brighton, MA, dentists will discuss how we plan and implement dental implant placement, and how we help them last for decades to come!
Planning Your Treatment
First, we need to take a look at your smile and understand the factors behind your tooth loss. For example, if you lost teeth to periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, we may need to manage these underlying oral health issues before we move forward with implant placement. We also take detailed digital x-rays and images with intraoral cameras, so we can plan your placement with precision and accuracy. The images ensure we place the implant posts in such an angle as to properly support a new tooth, and at the same time avoid nerve tissues and sinus cavities.
Using digital technology, we guide the implant post into the jawbone. The post is made from biocompatible titanium. The material is recognized by the body as natural root structure, which means it bonds with the jawbone through osseointegration. As a result, this prevents the gradual breakdown of the jawbone that usually follows tooth loss, and enables your new tooth the potential to last for decades, possibly even a lifetime!
Once we insert them into the jawbone, we wait for the area to heal before adding an abutment that secures a crown. The crown will be custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance, comfortable fit, and a balanced bite. The restoration will enable you to eat your favorite foods again, and smile with confidence. If you have multiple missing teeth, then of course we can insert multiple implant posts and then attach a bridge or even a full denture, so you enjoy a complete smile again.
Keeping Teeth Whole
Now, your new teeth will need care to avoid issues like periodontitis, which could cause them to fail. You should brush and floss just as you would for natural teeth, and also avoid tobacco products. Be sure you see us every six months for a checkup and dental cleaning too, so we help you enjoy your best possible smile. If you have any questions about the process of replacing missing teeth, then please contact our team today for more details.
Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?
Our team would like to help you enjoy a complete and healthy smile for years to come with tooth replacement. To learn more about replacing missing teeth, 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.