Dental implants are gaining in popularity, as patients discover the many health and cosmetic benefits of implant dentistry. Choosing an experienced dentist to complete your dental implant treatment is essential for the best results.
Xi Sun, DMD, David Iadarola, DMD, and Nicole Ford, DMD all have the training and skills to ensure that your results will last a long time. Our Norfolk implant dentists will help you find a solution that gives you a confident smile and the ability to eat all the foods you love the most.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Replacing missing teeth is important to your oral health. When tooth loss occurs, your remaining teeth will often tilt or drift into the gap and cause a negative impact on your bite. Drifting teeth will often have exposed roots, which feel sensitive and are more susceptible to decay.
Dental implants hold teeth in place and also prevent bone loss, which occurs when the bone is no longer needed to support the tooth.
Other dental implant benefits:
- Appearance and feeling similar to natural teeth
- Easy home hygiene
- Don't move or shift
- Long-term solution
- No dietary restrictions
- Extra security for dentures or bridges
Dental Implant Treatment
If you are interested in dental implants, contact us to schedule a consultation. We will begin with a full evaluation and precise planning so that you get the best results possible.
Evaluation – Rule out any conditions like gum disease or decay.
3-D cone bean images – Evaluate bone quality and ideal location for your dental implant.
Virtual implant placement – Use computer-aided guidance to ensure ideal results.
If additional procedures are necessary, such as bone grafting to improve bone stability, we will discuss these with you. It is our intention to deliver the most reliable and long-lasting dental implants possible so that you can enjoy a healthy, comfortable smile.
Surgical placement of the dental implant into the jawbone is why dental implants are such an effective way to replace natural teeth. The dental implant replaces the root of the tooth and stimulates healthy bone growth.
Because the bone does not contain many nerves, the surgery is fairly mild. Some swelling and bruising are common but typically manageable with an anti-inflammatory medication.
Osseointegration – Fusing with Your Bone
Dental implants are designed to fuse with your natural bone, which is why they are so stable and reliable. Made of titanium or other biocompatible metals, dental implants will actually become part of your bone structure over the course of 3 to 4 months.
If you smoke, your dental implant may take longer to integrate. We will discuss what you can expect and monitor your progress closely.
Dental Implant Crowns and Bridges
Getting your custom dental implant crown or bridge is the exciting part, and final step, of your treatment. Your dental crown or bridge will complete your chewing surface and your smile. Our patients are thrilled with their results.
Contact Us to Learn More about Dental Implants
In addition to single dental implants and implant bridges, we also offer implant-retained dentures in our Norfolk, MA dental office.