Decades ago, you had limited options to replace missing teeth. Luckily, dental technology has advanced in many ways, making room for options that restore both functionality and appearance. With dental implants, you can regain the confidence to eat, speak, and smile again. Dental implants are considered to be the most stable option for missing teeth because they are the closest to your natural teeth. If you live in the Boston, MA area and are missing teeth or facing extraction, we invite you to contact the office of Anjum A. Ansari DMD to find out if you are a candidate for implant restoration.
Implant restorations explained
Dental implants are the only tooth restorations that replace both the missing root and the crown. The reason this is important is because without a tooth root to stimulate the jawbone, it begins to deteriorate. Over time, this can lead to significant bone loss and the shifting or loss of remaining healthy teeth. With dental implants in place, the integrity of the jawbone is preserved which leads to improved oral health.
Benefits of implant restoration
There are many reasons why we recommend dental implants, from their natural-looking appearance to their supreme functionality. Here are some of the biggest advantages of the restoration:
- Stability – Once the implant is in the jawbone, it is left to heal during a process known as osseointegration. During this time, the implant fuses with the bone to provide stability for the final restoration.
- Oral Health – Because dental implants stimulate the jawbone and prevent deterioration, they promote long term oral health.
- High Success Rate – Dental implants have a success rate around 98% and with proper care they can last for decades.
Candidates for implant restoration
Dental implants are an option for patients who are missing one tooth or an entire arch of teeth. The restoration is highly customizable based on the individuals’ unique needs. For patients missing a single tooth, an implant can be placed in conjunction with a dental crown. For patients missing an entire arch of teeth, several dental implants may be placed to support a set of dentures.
To qualify for dental implants, individuals will need to have sufficient bone structure to support the restoration. If there has been bone loss, a graft can be performed prior to implant restoration.
Find out if dental implants are right for you
If you are in the Boston, MA area, please call our office today at (617) 581-0689 to book an appointment.