What You Need To Know About Dental Implants

smiling woman in gray shirtMissing or losing a tooth could mean more than just a gap in your smile. Various issues could arise like shifting or bacterial infection. Also, your overall function when speaking or chewing could diminish over time. Some people even report that after losing just one tooth, they have to chew all their food on one side of their mouth, unless it’s restored. The dental professionals explain dental implants below to better serve their patients in determining what prospective would suit them best.

A Dental Implant Described

Implants are prosthetic roots, replacing the original roots lost to tooth loss or severe damage. If you’ve ever watched a plant pulled from the earth, than you can imagine what the inner roots of a tooth look like. They stretch deep into the gums and into the jawbone.

An implant is a titanium post that is placed and allowed to fuse to the bone for foundational support of an abutment and crown and stimulation facilitator for the bone.

Can I Replace All My Teeth?

Certain procedures do allow for dental implants to facilitate an entire arch of teeth to be replaced. All-On-Four is a full smile reconstruction attached to four implants along a single arch. In every case, your dental professional will determine the best route of restoration to ensure optimum oral health and aesthetic beauty.

Who Can Opt For The Procedure?

A high majority of adults who’ve lost teeth or need extractions completed; thus, they are in need of a dental implant are eligible for the procedure. Your dental professional will complete a thorough examination of your gums, socket, adjacent teeth, and other oral conditions related to the potential procedure to ensure it’s the right choice for you.

ABOUT YOUR SHREWSBURY DENTISTS:

At Modern Dentistry, Todd A. Pizzi, DDS, and Luciana Messina, DDS, are dedicated to providing high-quality cosmetic, restorative, and preventive dentistry services to patients and families in Shrewsbury, Worcester, North and South Grafton, Westborough, Southborough, Northborough, Boylston, Hopkinton, Millbury, and all surrounding communities. To schedule your next appointment, contact our office by calling (508) 842-6356 today.