Losing your natural teeth is not something that you can downplay. At times, unforeseen circumstances such as injuries or accidents can lead to tooth loss. However, we cannot forget the leading causes of tooth loss besides old age are tooth decay and periodontitis.
Fortunately, you don’t have to live with missing teeth as our dentist in Beverly offers dental implants.
Dental implants in Beverly are at the top of the list when it comes to tooth restoration. They have been around since the 1960s and have evolved so much that they are the go-to option if you have missing teeth.
Implants are technically known as root replacements because they mimic the tooth root and are surgically embedded into your jawbone, thus playing the role of your missing tooth root. The implant will be given time to heal and fuse with the bone. It eventually becomes a part of your jawbone. This creates a strong anchor for teeth replacements.
Out of all the tooth restoration options, implants offer something the others don’t—a root. Thus, making them comfortable and durable.
Also, they are versatile, meaning that they can be used in different ways to solve missing teeth. You have the option of replacing a single tooth or replacing several teeth. And if you need to replace a full arch of teeth, we have All-on-4® dental implants as well.
The huge plus of using implants is that they restore not only your smile but also the function. Even though there are options such as fixed bridges and removable dentures, implants are the only option that maintains the integrity of the jaw bone. Whenever you lose your teeth, the jawbone deteriorates. Your facial integrity may diminish, and your face may be pruned at the jaw.
Dentures are pocket-friendly, but they are a less desirable option since they can shift in the mouth. On the other hand, bridges are dependent on your natural teeth for support. Implants, however, are embedded in your jaw and, therefore, more stable.
With dental implants, your speech and chewing will be restored as though you never lost your teeth.
Ideally, almost anyone can be a candidate for implants, especially if you can or have undergone oral surgery. However, healthy gums and bone are also essential for the implant procedure to be successful. Our dentist on Enon Street in Beverly, MA, may not recommend the procedure if you:
However, if you are healthy and can commit to several months to complete the treatment, then you are most likely good to go.
The process of getting implants involves several stages. A typical dental implant procedure goes as follows:
Our dentist on Enon Street in Beverly, MA, will perform an extensive examination of your mouth. Using advanced dental imaging systems, the dentist will image your teeth, ear, nose, mouth, throat, jaws, and neck.
The images taken are used to reconstruct a 3D image of your mouth so that our dentist can have a clear picture of your mouth.
The implant surgery is done in multiple phases:
With the current dental technology that aids in taking 3D images of your mouth, we can properly diagnose your situation. Therefore, you can expect a 98% success rate. Dental implants can last for a very long time with appropriate care.
Contact our dentist at Beverly Dental Group to book an appointment if you need implant restorations.