Implant Dentistry Services in Gloucester MA – A 5-Star Rated Implant Dentist
- The price of dental implants can vary greatly, just give us a call to learn more
- The dental implant procedure is simple and has a very high success rate
- Dental insurance can make the entire procedure much more affordable
- Dr. Lipkowitz will explain all of your options in detail during the initial exam
- If you are having problems with your current dental implants, we can help fix or replace them
Why You Should Consider Dental Implants
Perhaps an injury rendered you with missing teeth. Maybe you didn’t entirely take your parents seriously when they told you to brush your teeth twice a day and floss daily. Whatever the reason, you have missing teeth. For many, tooth loss can be a functional problem. It can make chewing and even speaking challenging to do. However, it can also have an emotional impact. For many, smiling and showing their teeth to one another can be a point of vulnerability. The state makes many first impressions of your teeth. To get your self-esteem back in order and return your mouth to full-functioning order, you should consider dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
When you initially think about dental implants, you may initially think of dentures. While dentures can undoubtedly help those who have lost most of their teeth, they also provide a few problems. Dentures are only held in your mouth through an adhesive. Over time, that sticky can weaken and can cause the dentures to slip around in your mouth. This can make chewing especially tricky. You have to be gentle with the pressure you place on the food or else you risk making the denture fall right out of your mouth.
Dental implants improve upon that structural flaw. This is because they are fused directly into the jawbone. Implants are placed to fill a gap in your teeth and merge seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Because they are implanted to the actual jawbone, the integrity of the implant is quite strong. This makes chewing and speaking a lot easier.
Mostly, dental implants are permanent fixtures within your mouth that fill the gap in your teeth. They are made of a material that is as strong as the enamel of your actual tooth. They blend in with the rest of your teeth, so you are left with a perfect and natural smile.
Receiving dental implants is quite easy. Initially, a mold will be taken of your mouth. This is to ensure that the implant that is created matches the problem area perfectly. Once the implant has been designed, you will come in for the actual procedure.
The implant is fused to your jawbone, and the gums are allowed to heal over the implant. This further adds to its integrity and function. At this point, you will either be given a new post, or you will be released to recover. If you are allowed to have the post inserted, then that will be attached to the implant. Otherwise, you will have the job connected to the implant on your next visit. The position will also need to have the gums grown over it.
The last part of the procedure is the crown. This part rests over the post and essentially forms your brand new tooth. Once the crowns are put into place, your dental implant is complete. You’ll need to follow the instructions given to you by the dentist to ensure that you care for them the same way that you did with your regular teeth. It’s also common for you to visit the dentist a few months after to ensure that the implant has attached correctly and retained its integrity.
There are many benefits to having a dental implant fill the gaps in your smile. It keeps the other teeth from falling out because they rely on the force generated by the tooth beside it to keep them in place. Finally, it improves chewing, speaking, your jaw structure, and aesthetic appearance.