Losing one or more of your teeth means that you are unable to speak or eat as easily as you always had, and you are concerned that the loss may have additional effects on your dental health. Furthermore, tooth loss is one of the most serious aesthetic problems, often preventing you from smiling and causing discomfort in social situations. If you are looking for a simple yet highly effective tooth replacement solution, speak with our dentist, Dr. John Blatz, about dental implants in Brockton, MA.
At Massasoit Dental Associates, we utilize the most advanced equipment and techniques to provide tooth loss patients with dental implants to help restore their smiles to perfection. One common question that we hear from many patients is, “What exactly is a dental implant?”
There are only two pieces to the puzzle: First, a metal screw is inserted in the area of the missing tooth to serve as a foundation. We work with a dedicated specialist who places and secures the implant in your gums. The implant remains in the affected area for approximately 3 months, giving your gums the chance to heal, as you go about your business as per usual. After the 3-month period, you return to our office and we place the artificial tooth onto the visible portion of the implant, generally in the form of a crown, bridge or denture.
The next questions that is often asked is, “How successful are implant procedures?” Today, dental implants experience a success rate of greater than 95%. With proper care and maintenance, including regular at-home care and routine dental checkups, you can enjoy the benefits of your replacement teeth for more than 40 years.
Dental implants truly help you regain a positive outlook on life. Not only do they enable you to eat, speak and smile with total comfort and confidence, but they also provide essential support for your remaining healthy teeth and jaw bone to continually maintain your good oral health.
Although they both help give you back your smile after having lost teeth, these two solutions are very different. Firstly, dental implants act as a totally new tooth as it is secured into your jawbone whereas dentures are secured onto adjacent teeth. Because of this, partial dentures have the ability, and tendency, to slip from its foothold and reveal your missing teeth as well as feel uncomfortable. Dentures can also have an impact on your adjacent teeth as it puts pressure on them to hold your dentures in place which could damage your natural teeth. With dental implants being its own individual tooth, its structure is exactly like your other teeth. It does not need to depend on other factors to stay in place, feel comfortable, and be used to eat, speak, and smile effectively. However, keep in mind that there is no one solution for every mouth, so in some cases, dentures are the better fit depending on your situation. Please be sure to check out our dentures services for more information.
We are always open to new patients, so please give a read of our new patient information so you can get to know us a little better. If you would like to learn more about our approach to dental implants in Brockton, MA, Massasoit Dental Associates is only one call away, (508) 583-0103. Our professional team of dentists will be glad to provide you with a detailed initial consultation and ensure that you have everything you need to begin the process of restoring your beautiful smile!