Implant Dentist in Norwood
If you've lost teeth due to accident, injury, or gum disease, we offer several solutions to restore your smile. A tooth-replacement will not only fill the gap, but it will also prevents repositioning of remaining teeth, correct a misaligned bite, improve chewing function and speech articulation, and provide internal structure for the face to give you a more youthful appearance.
Options to replace missing teeth include:
Dental implants are small titanium posts anchored into the jawbone. Implants can replace a single missing tooth, and they can also anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures. In a brief surgery, an implant dentist can secure a few dental implant posts to hold your prosthetic in place. With implant-supported dentures and partials, you won't have to worry about slippage, and your prosthetic will feel safe and sound. Learn more about implants and implant-retained dentures.
A bridge is a prosthetic tooth (or teeth) that attaches on one or both sides to teeth prepared with dental crowns. A fixed bridge is joined onto the neighboring abutment teeth (crowned teeth) and consists of three basic units: the false tooth or teeth (called a pontic) and two abutment crowns. The style of bridge we suggest will depend upon the strength and health of the abutment teeth, as well as the location of the gap in relation to the rest of your dentition.
A partial denture, commonly referred to as simply a partial, consists of multiple teeth on a gum colored base. The teeth are not in a row, but rather spread across the base to fit like a puzzle with your existing teeth. A partial is normally secured with clips or brackets, but unlike a bridge, a partial is removable.
A full denture is a complete top or bottom row of teeth mounted on a gum-colored base. Dentures can be closed or open palate, and they may require denture adhesive to hold them in place.
Dental Implant FAQ’s
If you’re still curious about dental implants in Norwood, you’ve come to the right place. We want all of our patients to have the information they need to feel confident in their treatment options. That’s why we’ve provided the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about dental implants. Read on to learn more about this amazing tooth replacement solution!
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The best way to know if dental implants are right for you is to visit our office for a consultation. One of our experts will carefully examine your smile before developing a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Typically, patients who are candidates for dental implants will be missing at least one tooth but also have enough jawbone volume for the procedure. However, even those with weaker jawbones can receive bone grafting, which is one of the reasons why the initial consultation is so important.
What is Life with Dental Implants Like?
While dental implants do require a surgery, the results are more natural looking and feeling than any other replacement option. That’s why there is a minimal adjustment period after getting your dental implants! In fact, you may even forget which teeth got replaced because you can eat, speak, and grin just as you would with your original smile. The best part is that you’ll enjoy boosted confidence in social and professional settings with a full, healthy, and beautiful set of teeth.
How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?
One of the reasons why dental implants are so popular is their longevity. With proper maintenance, the dental implants themselves can last for an entire lifetime. They are made out of durable, biocompatible titanium, which allows the implants to fuse to your jawbone to become a permanent part of your body. While your restorations may need replacing by your cosmetic dentist in Norwood, you can potentially save money and time in the future because your dental implants will last.
How Should I Care for My Smile?
Another benefit of dental implants is that you can care for them similarly to your natural smile. Just make sure to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each session, paying close attention to the areas with dental implants. You should also floss once a day to remove food debris and bacteria. In some cases, we may recommend the use of a water flosser for those who have trouble flossing. Additionally, you should introduce an antibacterial mouthwash to your everyday routine to reach hard to clean areas of the mouth!
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our office today!