If there is sufficient bone, dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Dr. Brito has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education on dental implants.
Benefits of Replacing Missing Teeth
Dental implants look, function and feel like natural teeth. Implants can be used to anchor and stabilize dentures. Dental implants will never get decay and never need root canals. Implants also stimulate your jawbone and preserve bone levels, so your face doesn’t shrink in after tooth loss.
Missing teeth have a profound effect on chewing and stability of the remaining teeth. Often, teeth will shift in the absence of their neighbors which may lead to decay, periodontal disease and additional tooth loss. A dental implant is a great solution to replace these missing teeth and restore biting function and stability. With great home care and regular check ups, an implant can last a very long time.
Placing Tooth Implants
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium that is placed in the mouth in the space where the patient lost their tooth. Patient is given local anesthesia and Novocaine before the procedure starts. The procedure doesn’t feel any different than getting a filling done. After the implant is placed, a healing period of 3-4 months occurs. During that time, there will be a temporary tooth placed to mimic what the tooth will look like when fully restored. After the 3-4 months of health, we check to see if the implant is stable. Then we taken an impression. About two weeks after that, we place the final restoration, including the crown.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Call Brito Family Dental at (617) 766-8496 to schedule your consultation.