Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions normally.
Dental Implants in Boston, MA
Dental implants are among the most effective tooth replacement options available. A dental implant is an artificial root on which a prosthetic tooth can be affixed. The implants can be used to support a single tooth, several teeth, or even larger prostheses, such as dentures. Over the following months after implant placement, the bone tissue surrounding the implant grows, firmly anchoring the implant in place. This results in greater long-term support, function, and esthetics, while also stabilizing bone levels and preventing bone loss. Implants are a superior alternative to other tooth replacement options as they do not require altering adjacent teeth. They are also an excellent way to stabilize a denture.
The out-of-pocket expenses for patients with dental insurance differ based on the specific plan, coverage, and limitations. However, we are always delighted to provide you with a cost estimate based on these factors following your consultation appointment. In case you do not have dental insurance, we strive to make implants affordable by setting a fixed implant cost and offering flexible payment plan options.
We offer affordable dental implants at our offices in Hyde Park and West Roxbury. Call our office to set up a consultation today.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Tooth loss can pose several challenges to individuals, primarily affecting their ability to chew and speak properly. However, if untreated, tooth loss can lead to severe consequences such as tooth shifts, jawbone deterioration, facial structure loss, and bite imbalances. These problems typically occur gradually over time when there is no root system to uphold bone health and alignment. Dental implants serve as an artificial root system, helping to preserve order and keep the remaining teeth aligned.
They can not only help a patient overcome short-term challenges; they can also prevent long-term problems linked to tooth loss. They are the most effective method for treating tooth loss because dental implants serve as an artificial root system for supporting a prosthetic tooth and allow replacement teeth to feel more naturally.
What types of dental implants exist?
Two of the most commonly used dental implants are endosteal implants and all-on-4 implants, which are also known as denture implants. Endosteal implants are the most common dental plant option. They are comprised of a titanium metal rod that is installed into the jawbone and a supporting post that is specifically designed to secure either a dental crown or a dental bridge. All-on-4 implants are a revolutionary dental implant system in which an entire top or bottom denture is supported on just four implants. Each implant is strategically placed so that the replacement teeth remain steady and secure. The advantage of using four implants is that it helps promote faster patient recovery and reduces the likelihood of complications from possible implant failure.
What is the procedure for dental implants? Are dental implants safe?
The first step is having the dentist consult and visually examine the site in the mouth where the dental implant is being considered. Then the oral surgeon needs to consider if there are any current teeth that need to be extracted and which type of bone graft needs to be conducted. These procedures will take place first and the patient will be allowed a few months to heal to ensure an adequate and strong bone is present at the site of the implant.
Once this is determined, the dental implant is placed into the bone and a healing cap is placed over the implant so the healing phase can begin. This is followed by regular check-ups to ensure proper healing and not infection around the place of surgery.
Questions About Dental Implants?
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