One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is through the use of dental implants. Implants provide a very stable base, allowing a number of options to create a highly realistic smile.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the jawbone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile!
Our office realizes the value that dental implants present for patients. As such, we are proud to provide you with any number of dental implant solutions.
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What does Getting Dental Implants Involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months. X-rays are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for around 4 months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
Once the titanium implant is "fused" with the jawbone, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. The artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new implant.
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If you have one or more missing teeth and you are looking for a better alternative to a dental bridge or denture, call Chelmsford Family Dentistry to schedule a consultation.