Unlocking the Benefits of Dental Implants: A Comprehensive Guide

Woman smiling. Caption: Dental implants appear healthy and natural

Experience the gold standard in tooth replacement—dental implants. These small metal fixtures, rooted in your jawbone, offer strong support for missing teeth. Osseointegrated dental implants, proven successful in over 96% of cases, fuse seamlessly with your bone. With 10,000+ successful cases, Dental Partners of Boston leads in New England’s dental implant care.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants work as an aesthetic and functional replacement for missing teeth. While there are other options to address tooth loss like removable bridges, our doctors highly recommend dental implants. Some of the advantages include:

  • Natural look: no visible metal fixtures; once finished, they appear to be healthy, natural teeth.
  • Full function: a single crown, an implant-supported bridge, or a full denture functions like your natural teeth. You can speak, eat, and smile as you would naturally.
  • Permanence: becomes a permanent part of your mouth and, with proper care, should never need replacement.
  • Ease of care: cleaning is as simple as brushing your teeth which is already part of your everyday routine.

Installing Implants

The placing of dental implants is a surgical procedure that a periodontist best performs. Periodontic education includes specific training with dental implants. A periodontist provides the best chance for the implant’s successful integration. After initial exams to ensure you have sufficient bone mass to support it, we place a small metal fixture in your upper or lower jaw. This fixture can support a single dental crown, a bridge to replace multiple teeth or a fastening for dentures.

Over time, the surrounding bone will grow around the implant, securing it permanently. Usually, there is a period of months between the time an implant is installed and the time the crown or bridge is added. This is because the periodontist wanted to ensure that the implant integrated properly with the bone. However, it is possible to install both the implant and the crown in a single procedure. If the periodontist recommends a waiting period they may provide you with a temporary prosthesis to use in the meantime.

Teeth-In-An-Hour & Teeth-In-A-Day

The traditional dental implant treatment protocols were based on the concept that an implant had to be integrated into bone prior to capping. However, an increasing number of publications and reports illustrate that one-stage surgery and immediate implants are successful in many cases.

The advantages of immediate dental implants are easy to recognize. They allow for immediate replacement of a lost tooth without the need for a waiting period or temporary stop-gap measures.

To date, Dental Partners of Boston’s implant dentists have been successfully utilizing several procedures for immediate dental implants, including the Teeth-In-One-Visit Treatment and the Teeth-In-An-Hour treatment.

To learn more about dental implants from Dental Partners of Boston, please contact our Boston office today, or request an appointment online.

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