According to the American Dental Association, nothing can take the place of a healthy set of natural teeth. However, when disease or an accident ends in tooth loss, it’s comforting to know there are options for restoring your smile.
Dental implants are required when teeth are missing or cannot be predictably saved with traditional dental techniques. Often if root canal treatment has failed or if a tooth has fractured beyond repair a dental implant is indicated. In any case, you need to consult the best professional dentists team, in Boston area professional dentists Dr.Ofir and Dr.Singh at Avalon Dental Center can consult you.
Dental implants consist of a small post made of titanium that is placed in the jaw bone where the tooth is missing. The titanium post will actually bond to the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration. After healing has occurred, an abutment is screwed into the implant and a crown is placed onto the abutment.
You can see the amazing results of tooth implantation by Dr.Ofir and Dr.Singh at Avalon Dental Center in Boston Area (please see pic).
The first step for treatment is to remove the existing tooth (if necessary) and place the titanium implant in the bone. This implant will remain covered under the gum for approximately 6 months. During this time the implant will fuse to the bone. If the placement site is a front tooth, professional dentist will provide you with a flipper (a temporary partial denture) so that you are not “missing” a tooth during the healing process.
In the second step of treatment, the implant is uncovered and a post is attached to the implant; completing the foundation for the new tooth.
In the final step of treatment, your new tooth is attached to the foundation, and your dental implant is complete. New techniques allow professional dentist to ensure that the size, shape, color, and fit of you new tooth matches your natural teeth.
In this case, from the first consultation to the completion of the dental implant, professional dentists Dr.Ofir and Dr.Singh at Avalon Dental Center worked side by side to ensure a smooth transition from one step to the next. They kept patient involved and educated throughout the entire process. The procedures were comfortable, the temporary appliance look natural, and the end result was perfect. The tooth looks like a natural tooth, you can see in the photo above.
Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple missing teeth in the forms of bridges, attachment to dentures, and implant supported full reconstruction.
Implants are not an option for everyone. If you are considering an implant as a tooth replacement option, you should consult professional dentist and be medically evaluated before implant surgery is scheduled.
If you have any questions about treatment, implants and more, please feel free to book your FREE consultation by professional dentists team at Avalon Dental Center, MA.