Dental Implants – Holliston, MA
Modern Solutions for Missing Teeth
It goes without saying that even a single lost tooth can have significant repercussions for your health as well as your life. While keeping all of your natural teeth is always the preferable option, the next best thing is to replace them with dental implants. When covered with an appropriate restoration, dental implants improve your oral health and seamlessly restore the beauty of your smile. Call The Bloom Center today to set up your first implant consultation and learn how Dr. Abernethy and Dr. Bloom can help with the process.
Why Choose The Bloom Center for Dental Implants?
- Practice That Treats Patients as People
A dental implant is a thin metal post shaped like a screw, normally made out of titanium. You might think it’s odd that it doesn’t look like a tooth at all, but that is because the implant post itself is designed to be placed in the jawbone and act as new tooth roots. The restoration attached to the implant is what everybody else will see when you smile. When implants are combined with the right kind of restoration, the result is a new smile that looks, feels, and functions like the natural thing.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
Getting dental implants takes multiple stages. The first step is to set up an implant consultation with us so that we can evaluate your oral health and determine what, if any, preliminary procedures need to take place before you can receive implants. Once you’re ready, you can see a local specialist to have the second step – dental implant surgery – completed. During the third stage, the implant post will join with the jawbone via osseointegration, and an abutment will be placed on the posts. You’ll return to our office for the fourth and final step, which is the design and delivery of an implant restoration.
- Dental implants are highly versatile and can replace any number of teeth, from a single tooth to the entire mouth.
- It’s very easy to take care of implant posts, as they can be brushed and flossed as easily as your natural teeth.
- Dental implants keep your new teeth firmly grounded in the jawbone.
- You’ll be able to chew any kind of food comfortably.
- The implant posts will act to keep your jawbone healthy and strong.
- Dental implants are known to last for decades without needing to be replaced.
Implants Can Help
You may be able to get dental implants if you’ve lost at least one tooth and meet the following criteria:
- You have enough jawbone density to support an implant post.
- You are not currently suffering from gum disease.
- You do not have a health condition that could potentially complicate the surgery.
- If you do not fulfil the above criteria, you are able to undergo any preliminary procedures deemed necessary for fixing the problem.
If you meet the above criteria, you can undergo one of the following implant procedures:
Missing Single Tooth
A dental implant will be carefully placed in the lone gap in the arch in question, then topped with a crown once osseointegration is complete. In many cases, this procedure can be seen as an alternative to a traditional bridge, which means that you will preserve more of your natural smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
When at least three teeth in a row have been lost, an implant bridge can fill all of the empty space. A pair of implants are placed to support the bridge. The number of prosthetic teeth between the crowns of the bridge will vary depending on how large the gap is.
Missing All of Your Teeth
An entire arch of teeth can be replaced with an implant denture attached to a number of dental implant posts. The restoration will click securely into place over the dental implants, so they will not slip or move at any point.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
We will discuss the cost of your dental implants during your initial consultation. The final price will depend on how many implants you need, what preliminary procedures are performed, and a host of other factors. On average, implant restorations cost more than regular bridges and dentures. The tradeoff, however, is that dental implants will last much longer, allowing you to save a significant amount of money over the years that you would have otherwise spent getting a replacement.