Improve your dental health with dental implants from Reliant Dental Group!
With their natural fit, feel and function, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement. The specialists at Reliant Dental Group in West Roxbury offer this popular and effective long-term tooth solution to patients suffering from missing or dying teeth.
Reliant Dental Group even provides a 5-year warranty on all their dental implants. Call today or request an appointment online to see if dental implants are right for you.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that functions as a permanent base for a fixed, replacement tooth or a bridge. Dental implants are often an option for patients who have lost a tooth due to an injury or gum disease. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even a full set of teeth.
Dental implants are either placed directly into the jawbone or on top of the jaw and consist of three parts: the implant, abutment, and the crown, or prosthetic tooth. The expert staff at Reliant Dental Group will use either a zirconia or porcelain crown to help the tooth blend in and match with the rest of your teeth.
What can you expect during the dental implant procedure?
To place the implant into your jawbone, you will need two separate procedures: one to secure the implant into your jaw, and once it has healed, another to connect your artificial tooth. Your doctor will discuss sedation and general anesthesia with you when it comes time for surgery.
While under sedation, your dental specialist at Reliant Dental Group surgically positions the implant into your jawbone beneath your gum line. The implant, often made of titanium, eventually bonds with the bone. This process may take several months as you wait for new bone growth to secure the implant.
After this bond forms, your specialist attaches the abutment to your implant in a separate procedure. The abutment is connected to your dental prosthetic which is either an artificial tooth, bridge, or an extensive denture.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a more permanent solution to dramatically impaired or missing teeth than removable dentures. Since implants are bonded to your jaw, benefits include:
- Stable support for your artificial teeth
- No slipping or shifting that is common in dentures
- Improved eating and speaking abilities
Most importantly, dental implants can drastically improve the look of your smile, all while boosting your confidence.
How can you care for your dental implants?
Your dental specialist will determine the best care plan for your dental implants following your procedure. Reliant Dental Group recommends scheduling periodic follow-up visits to monitor the status of your implants, teeth, and gums to ensure they stay healthy over time.
You should care for your dental implants as you do your natural teeth, so continue to brush and floss regularly to prevent plaque from developing.
If taken care of properly, your dental implants could last your lifetime. However, Reliant Dental Group offers a 5-year warranty on their dental implants just in case.