Dental Implants Marlborough & Franklin MA
Millions of people worldwide suffer tooth loss due to decay, injury, or periodontal disease. Fortunately, dental implants offer a permanent solution to restore your smile, confidence, and oral health. At Periodontal Specialists we offer dental implant restoration to our patients.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of titanium placed into your jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge. The implant is surgically placed beneath the gum line, where it fuses with the jawbone over time. This process, called osseointegration, provides a sturdy foundation for the new tooth.
Unlike dentures or bridges, dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence. They also help preserve the integrity of your jawbone, preventing bone loss that can occur with missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are typically placed in two stages. The implant is placed into your jawbone beneath the gum line in the first stage. This is done under local anesthesia, so you won't feel any pain during the procedure. You may experience discomfort or swelling afterward, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs.
After the implant is placed, it will need to fuse with the jawbone through osseointegration. This can take several months, during which you'll wear a temporary crown or bridge. Once osseointegration is complete, the second phase of the procedure can begin.
In the second stage, our periodontist will attach a post, or abutment, to the implant to serve as the foundation for the replacement tooth or bridge. Then ultimately, place the new custom-made crown that closely matches your natural teeth. The whole process should be seamless and stress-free, as we are experts in fixing dental implants.
Learn more about what happens after implant placement.
Why Choose a Periodontist for Dental Implants?
Expertise in the support structures of your teeth, such as the gums, bone, and connective tissues, is the hallmark of our periodontists. With advanced training in implant placement, they are highly qualified to perform this procedure with precision and care. Their comprehensive understanding of the bone and soft tissue structures in the mouth is vital for successful implant placement.
Not only can our periodontists ensure that the implant is correctly placed, but they can also identify and treat any underlying periodontal disease that may affect its success. This ensures that patients receive the necessary care to enjoy the benefits of a fully restored smile for years to come.
Are you tired of hiding your smile because of missing teeth? Dental implants may be the solution you've been looking for! At Periodontal Specialists, our periodontists can help you restore your smile and confidence with our state-of-the-art dental implant technology. The first step will always be scheduling a consultation, where we will evaluate your oral health and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. We will also discuss the procedure and answer any questions you may have. Contact us at (774) 613-6009.