September 27, 2016
This spa really does have everything. They have treatments to take care of your hair, your nails, your skin…basically everything from your feet on up. You always leave feeling refreshed and relaxed. You can really see the difference in your face whenever afterward. You just wish they could work their magic on your teeth. You have teeth that have been missing for years and you don’t know how they can be fixed. One solution may be dental implants in Weymouth, MA.
What Are Dental Implants?
Whenever a tooth is missing or has become so decayed that it can’t be saved, it needs to be restored. Missing teeth can make it hard for someone to talk or eat, as well as make them feel self-conscious. Dental implants are one of the most reliable and versatile ways of restoring teeth. It is composed of three parts:
- A titanium root
- A metal connector, or abutment
- A porcelain crown
The titanium is made a surgery grade metal that is bio-compatible with the human body. This root is what will help support your new tooth and hold it firmly in the jaw. The crown is the portion of the tooth that appears above the gum line. It is made of a high-quality porcelain material in order to assure it is both aesthetically pleasing and functional. An abutment connects these two elements as well as supports the crown from the inside.
What Is It Like To Get A Dental Implant?
The first step is to come see us at Columbian Square Dental so we can give your mouth a full evaluation. This way we can determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant. If you are, the process involves three main steps:
- Dr.Kerr will remove any of the natural tooth that is left and then place the new titanium root into your gum line.
- You will then be given time to heal and allow this new root to properly bond with your jawbone. This usually takes about 3-6 months.
- You will return to the practice so your crown can be placed on your new root
The first procedure involves minor surgery, so you will be put under a gentle form of general anesthesia. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or even be part of a bridge or a set of dentures. Implants have a 95% success rate with proper care, which only involves routine brushing and flossing.
Are Implants Right For Me?
The only way to see if dental implants can help your smile is to come see us. That way we can determine the best course of action for you. Should we decide that you should get a dental implant, we will be sure to take the best care of you throughout the whole process. You don’t have to hide your missing teeth anymore, so give us a call today.
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