What is a dental implant? How does it work? Is it painful? Is it for ever?
When you picture a dental implants think as artificial tooth roots, similar in shape to screws. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone. Dental implants become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, which is called crowns.
After that a connector – known as an abutment – is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your dental crowns. The crowns are custom-made to match your natural teeth and fit your mouth.
Modern dental implants have been used successfully for over 30 years. They are the strongest devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.
When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.
Michael Ofir at Avalon Dental Center is one of the most experienced implant dentists in Massachusetts. He has been practicing for more than 30 years. Schedule your free consultation with Doctor Michael today and ask about all your concerns!