Dental implants in Norfolk, MA are a time-tested solution to tooth loss and the option most recommended by our implant dentists.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of solid titanium. A dentist surgically implants this root into your jawbone and allows for a healing or integration period, usually several months. When integration is complete, your dentist caps your implant with a dental crown. The custom crown matches your real teeth for a natural-looking finish.
Dental implants are considered a permanent solution to tooth loss because the implant is technically the replacement root. And this root, with proper care, can last for many years or even for life. Even if you have to replace your crown, your tooth root is often still viable and ready for its replacement crown.
Tips for Extending the Life of Your Dental Implants
To help ensure the longevity of your dental implant, we recommend:
- Brushing and flossing daily—at least twice or following every meal
- Seeing your dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleanings
- Reporting any oral health issues in a timely manner
- Talking to your dentist if you suspect bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching)
Remember, your gum health plays a critical role in your implant health and longevity. Other factors that may influence dental implant health include tobacco use.
Contact Our Implant Dentists in Norfolk, MA!
If you would like more information about our dental implant options, give us a call today at (508) 528-6510 to schedule a consultation at Norfolk County Dental Care.