Dental Implants – Whitinsville, MA
Effective Tooth and Root Replacement
While there are multiple methods to replace teeth, dental implants in Whitinsville are the only solution designed to replace both the root and the crown at the same time. With this form of replacement, you’re getting a tooth that most effectively resembles natural tooth structure. Thanks to their versatility, you can even replace several teeth at a time, including an entire arch, with the help of dental implants. To learn if you’re eligible for treatment from our qualified dentists, call our dental office today!
Why Choose Whitinsville Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Implant Placement Performed In-Office
- Computer-Guided Surgery for More Predictable Treatment
- Cone Beam Scanner Utilized for Better Planning
Benefits of Dental Implants
Because dental implants are designed to replace the root, that means the titanium post that mimics its structures needs to integrate with existing bone tissue. Titanium is biocompatible, which means it is designed to integrate with the existing bone and soft tissue without worry of rejection. It’s this process, also known as osseointegration, that gives your replacement tooth the long-term durability, functionality, and aesthetics that dental implants are known for. Eating your favorite foods feels natural, whether it’s apples, steak, nuts or any other tough or crunchy substance.
Furthermore, dental implants are proven to last longer on average than other tooth replacement options. They typically last at least 25 years when properly maintained, but most people who have dental implants have them for life without needing any type of replacement. Dental implants are also incredibly safe, averaging success rates as high as 98 percent, even after 10 years of use.
Indications for Dental Implants
On top of their function, longevity and natural-looking characteristics, dental implants are incredibly versatile. Our dental office can design and create a restoration that fits on top of dental implants and replaces single, multiple or all teeth at once!
Missing One Tooth
A single tooth can be replaced via one titanium post and one implant-retained crown. Attaching the two components together is a metal connector known as an abutment. This keeps the porcelain crown stable, just make sure to clean it during your daily oral care.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Traditional bridges require you to remove the existing tooth structure of neighboring teeth so that the bridge can be properly anchored. Implant-retained bridges remove this potential issue entirely because a pair of dental implants replaces the need to modify existing tooth structure.
Missing All Teeth
Whether you want to fit dental implants with either a full or partial denture, dental implants can effectively do so. In fact, we do not even need to assign a dental implant to each replacement crown used. Most implant-retained crowns use between four and six implants to hold an entire arch of teeth.
Start to Finish Convenience
Unlike most dental offices, you can complete your dental implant treatment entirely in one dental office. While most dental offices require you to visit another dental office for the placement portion of your treatment, Whitinsville Family Dentistry performs both the placement and restoration phases required for dental implants. Our dentists’ expertise, attention-to-detail, and advanced in-house technology ensure the most successful outcome possible, regardless of how complex your treatment may be. Communication also improves since you’re speaking to fewer dental professionals.
Cost of Dental Implants
While dental implants can be incredibly versatile, their cost is not always so straightforward. During your consultation, we’ll go over all of your needs ahead of time, including the number of teeth you need to replace, preparatory treatments designed to make your implant treatment viable (i.e. bone grafts, periodontal therapy) and the type of restoration needed to restore your smile, all of which come with their own unique costs. Regardless, dental implants are typically seen as more cost-effective compared to other solutions because of their longevity, function, and aesthetics. Think of them as a long-term investment for both your smile and your oral health.