Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

At Boston Prosthodontics, we don’t believe you should have to live with compromised chewing ability or a conspicuous gap in your smile.

With dental implants, an advanced method of tooth replacement, we can return health, beauty, and function for patients who are missing one or more teeth.

So why should you invest in an implant-supported restoration?

Dental Implants Provide Life-Changing Benefits

Designed to Last

Dental implants are crafted from biocompatible titanium. When properly cared for, implants can last up to 40 years or even longer, providing lasting benefits for patients who have suffered tooth loss.

Improved Oral Health

By replacing tooth roots, implant-supported restorations are the only treatment that can stop the jawbone from shrinking. This can also help maintain a defined jawline.

Restored Confidence

Dental implants provide an unrivaled level of stability for crowns, bridges, and dentures. With a restoration from Boston Prosthodontics, you can feel confident in your smile again.

Let's take a look at the implant treatment process...

There Is No Need to Feel Embarrassed about Missing Teeth

Implants also have a wide range of applications...

With Dental Implants, We Can Address:

A Single Missing Tooth

If you have lost a single tooth, a dental crown supported by implants is a great alternative to a traditional dental bridge.

Multiple Missing Teeth

For patients who have lost multiple teeth, Dr. Kenneth Malament or another member of our team can determine whether an implant-supported bridge or a partial denture anchored to implants can rebuild your smile.

Complete Tooth Loss

Dentures supported by implants offer a secure and aesthetic option for patients who are missing all of their teeth in either or both jaws.

Decayed or Damaged Teeth

While our doctors always attempt to save your natural teeth, removing and replacing severely damaged or decayed teeth is sometimes the only viable option.

Benefit from an Advanced Solution for Bone Loss

Lost teeth can often lead to jawbone atrophy. Without the roots from your tooth, there is no way to stimulate the surrounding jawbone, causing the bone to shrink. Over time, this process can affect the stability of remaining teeth and cause changes to the shape of your face. The resulting sunken cheeks and puckered lips can leave you looking older than you feel.

Dental implants are the only type of replacement teeth which also restore tooth roots. Consequently, implant-supported restorations can prevent further jawbone atrophy and work to maintain the overall health of your smile.

Wondering whether you qualify for implants?

Three Main Requirements for Receiving Dental Implants

Good Overall Health

You must be in good oral health to qualify for treatment, with gum tissue free of periodontal disease.

Sufficient Jawbone

Patients with inadequate jaw bone density to support a dental implant may need to undergo a bone grafting procedure or a sinus lift in order to qualify for implant dentistry.

No Smoking

Smoking increases your risk of implant failure and can interfere with your ability to heal after surgery. 

So why should you choose Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group for your implants?

We Offer Personalized Implant Treatment

At Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group, we incorporate advanced technology into all treatments. CT scans are used during planning to make a 3-D model of the patient’s mouth, ensuring exact, correct placement of the implant. This sophisticated imaging technique not only reduces overall treatment time, but also has been shown to lessen pain and allows your dentist to safely avoid adjacent areas such as the sinuses.

Take a look at how implant-supported restorations fit into your smile...

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Dental Implants at Boston Prosthodontics

Smiling elderly dental patientDriven by our knowledge, excellent training, and world-class facilities, we are proud to be one of the leading dental implant providers serving residents of Boston and the surrounding area. If you are missing one or more teeth and you would like to learn more about how dental implants could improve both your oral health and your quality of life, please contact Boston Prosthodontics today.

Benefits of Dental Implants

The benefits of dental implants can be life-changing:

Functional Benefits 

A removable restoration will allow you to eat a wider range of foods, enunciate with greater clarity, and achieve a normal-looking smile. However, implant-supported prosthodontics are far more stable. Because the implants integrate with your jaw, they will never allow your denture to slip out of place. Your denture will sit securely on your gums, providing virtually the same level of function as healthy natural teeth. You can enjoy any foods you like, including whole fruits, steaks, and even chewing gum, without worrying that your restoration will shift.

Few things in life are more fundamentally enjoyable than savory meals, long talks with friends, and sharing smiles with those you love. Dental implants make it possible to experience these simple joys to the absolute fullest.

Aesthetic Benefits

In addition to functioning like natural teeth, your implant-supported restoration will match the look of your smile. Like our traditional restorations, our implant-supported restorations are made from premium material that is indistinguishable from natural teeth. 

Long-term Health Benefits

One of the most notable benefits of dental implants is that they can prevent the jawbone recession that occurs following tooth loss. When teeth are lost, the natural reaction of the body is to redistribute the bone cells elsewhere in the body, resulting in shrinkage, or atrophy, of the jaw. This is why patients who wear traditional dentures must frequently have their dentures relined to accommodate changes in the shape of the jaw. Dental implants are the only restorative treatment that provides the stimulation necessary to prevent bone atrophy following tooth loss, making them the best means of supporting the exceptional restorations provided at Boston Prosthodontics

Your Quality of Life

Few things in life are more fundamentally enjoyable than savory meals, long talks with friends, and sharing smiles with those you love. Dental implants make it possible to experience these simple joys to the absolute fullest, without having to feel self-conscious about unstable restorations or compromised speech. Meanwhile, when you undergo treatment with our team, you can expect that your restoration will look totally natural, and provide a flattering complement to your appearance. 

A Rewarding Investment

Dental implants are most commonly regarded as an elective treatment, and insurance plans rarely contribute to the cost. However, we believe in helping as many patients as possible experience the incredible benefits of dental implants, and are glad to discuss payment options that can make this solution affordable for you.

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Implants essentially become a part of your jaw, offering the ultimate support for our premium restorations.

How Do Dental Implants Work? 

A dental implant – essentially a metal screw made of commercially pure titanium – will be surgically placed in the jaw bone. Because the body does not recognize titanium as a foreign material, the implant will eventually fuse with the jaw bone and basically become part of the patient’s anatomy. Once this fusion has occurred, an abutment will be placed on top of the implant. This abutment will serve as the point of attachment for the custom-crafted dental restoration.

What to Expect

Dental implant surgery is performed in our world-class facilities with an in-house, state-of-the-art laboratory, leading to the highest-quality results and high levels of patient satisfaction. Your dental implant timeline will depend on whether you need any preparatory procedures, such as a bone graft and whether you are replacing a single tooth or an entire arch of teeth. Other factors include the time required for the jawbone to heal after surgery, the rate at which your implants osseointegrate, and the time between attaching the abutments and affixing the final restorations.

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Dental implant treatment consists of some general steps although each patient's timeline will vary slightly.

Treatment Timeline

The basic dental implants timeline includes:

  • Examination: During your consultation, the doctor will perform a thorough examination of your teeth, gums, and jawbone using the latest x-ray technology and 3-D scans. This will allow your prosthodontist to determine if any prerequisite procedures or tooth extractions are needed and create a treatment plan catered to your unique needs. Your doctor will explain the procedure to you in detail and answer any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Prerequisite Procedures: For patients who require preparatory procedures, a follow-up appointment will be scheduled where the doctor will perform any tooth extractions and bone grafting procedures. Healing from tooth extractions generally takes two to three weeks. In cases where bone grafting is needed, it will require an additional three to six months of recovery.
  • Dental Implant Placement: Once your jawbone has been adequately prepared, the doctor will administer anesthesia and surgically insert dental implants. The length of the procedure will depend on how many implants are being placed, but it generally takes approximately two to four hours.
  • Osseointegration: This step is the most crucial step in the process and typically takes about four to six months. During this healing period, the implant posts will fuse with your surrounding tissue and jawbone to create the stable base necessary to support dental implants. It is imperative that you follow your aftercare instructions carefully to ensure that you achieve a successful outcome. The doctor will monitor you carefully through a series of follow-up appointments to ensure there are no complications.

Because they are designed to replace a tooth from the crown to the root, dental implants have the ability to mimic the natural tooth and provide a firm foundation for a beautifully customized restoration.

  • Abutment Placement: Once you have fully recovered and the implants have successfully fused with your jawbone, the doctor will attach the abutments atop the implant posts. These small connectors provide a secure attachment for your implant-supported restoration. Although this step requires surgery, it is very minimal and recovery typically takes about two to three weeks for the gum tissue to heal.
  • Restoration Design: After the abutments have been placed, the doctor or a member of our team will take digital impressions of your smile for our lab to use in fabricating your customized restoration. The type of restoration will depend on how long restoration design will take. At Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group, we can provide dental crowns, implant-supported bridges, and implant-supported dentures.
  • Restoration Placement: Once your implant-supported restoration is completed, the doctor will ensure that it fits properly before securely attaching it to your dental implants.

Dental Implant Maintenance

Dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth, and should be cared for in the same way. At-home oral care and regularly scheduled dental visits will help to ensure the protection of your investment. Periodic follow-ups will allow us to monitor your implant, ensuring that your surrounding teeth and gums remain healthy.

Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group

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At the Boston Prosthodontics Dental Group, we pride ourselves on providing the highest possible standard of care for all of our patients. Our team of doctors is affiliated with a variety of prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Board of Prosthodontics
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration

For more information about our services, contact us online or call (617) 523-5451 today.

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Boston, MA 02114

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