Disease and trauma can cause dental emergencies and sometimes even lead to the loss of a tooth. At Boston Prosthodontics, we don’t believe you should have to live with compromised chewing ability or the conspicuous gap in a smile that can result from a missing tooth. Using dental implants at our Boston restorative dentistry practice, we can return health, beauty, and function to the mouths of patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth.
Driven 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.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Are you missing a tooth? If so, dental implants at Boston Prosthodontics may be the ideal choice for you. Dental implants are remarkably versatile; they can be used to support a single crown, a dental bridge, or even a full set of dentures. Because dental implants are embedded in the jaw, they provide support of unrivaled strength and stability, fully replicating the entire structure of the missing tooth from root to crown.
A consultation with one of our certified prosthodontists can determine whether a dental implant may be right for you. Ideal candidates should be in good general and oral health with gum tissue free of periodontal disease. 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.
What to Expect
If adequate bone is available at the site, the 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.
We believe in educating patients prior to every step in treatment, providing information on the procedure while addressing and lessening any potential anxiety they may experience. 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 lessens time before the patient can have the implants placed in their mouths, but also has been shown to lessen pain and safely avoid adjacent areas such as the sinuses.
After meeting with our certified prosthodontists, an individually tailored treatment plan with approximate costs and timeline is outlined to best meet each patient’s unique needs. You may learn that an alternative restorative treatment – such as removable dentures or a traditional dental bridge, for example – would be better suited for you.
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.
Taking Care of Your Dental Implant
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.
To schedule a consultation and determine whether dental implants may be the right choice for you, email Boston Prosthodontics or call our office today at (617) 523-5451.