Dental Implant Basics

Vector cross section of a dental implant in the jaw

FROM COMMON THINGS LIKE WEAR AND TEAR, TO TRAUMA ORDISEASE, some adults have experienced permanent tooth loss. Regardless of the level of loss, patients share experiences of oral discomfort and a lack of confidence as a result. Of course, permanent tooth loss is something our entire team always does their best to prevent. However, it isn’t always possible. The good news is that today there are beautiful and highly functional solutions.

Implant dentistry is not new, although it has come a long way from its origins in the 50’s. Initial discoveries came when scientists learned how bones can fuse with titanium, making natural bone support possible. Today, our dentists use this original discovery to copy the root and tooth system that your mouth naturally has.

Implants are first placed within the gum line. After placement, they are given 3–6 months of healing time to ensure complete and proper fusion. This time span depends on how long your body needs to heal properly. After the implants have healed, the dentist places the custom crown, bridge, or dentures. The result is a much stronger and longer-lasting solution than other traditional methods, giving you the confident smile you desire.

As with most dental procedures, dental implants begin with a consultation with one of our dentists at Dental Partners of Boston. This visit will give you the chance to ask any questions and allow us the chance to create a custom-tailored plan that best meets your needs.

Here is a quick view of how a dental implant works:

To learn more about how implant dentistry corrects and enhances smiles, schedule an appointment to visit with us.

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