Empty space where you used to have teeth can seem even larger and more noticeable than it is. You might be self-conscious, thinking that everyone is focused only on your missing tooth. And even if that tooth is in the back where it cannot be seen, you are still subject to your other teeth shifting, your occlusion (bite) becoming misaligned, and the discomfort that causes. In addition, back teeth are used primarily for chewing, so the loss of them means it’s harder to eat your food. At Dental Arts of Boston, we make replacing that tooth simple, effective, and permanent. Implants represent the state-of-the-art in full-tooth restoration.
How are our Boston dental implants different than a traditional fixed bridge or removable dentures? The key difference is that they are designed to look, feel, and perform like real teeth. This is accomplished by the foundation of an implant, which is a titanium post. It is surgically placed in your jaw, after which your bone tissue grows around it and fuses with it. The process typically takes a few months, but the short wait is well worth it. The post now serves the role of a root, so our Boston dental implants are 100% dependable for speaking and for chewing, even tough and crunchy foods. In addition, your new root preserves your facial contours and prevents gum and bone tissue from atrophying. The second part of the implant is a tooth-colored crown made to fit perfectly from impressions taken at our office. The crown is cemented to the top of the post and that’s all there is to it.
Find out if you meet the eligibility requirements for getting our Boston dental implants. Contact our office and let us schedule a time for you to come in for a consultation and examination.