What are Dental Implants?
Replacing teeth that are nonrestorable or missing is very important for your health, self-confidence, and oral function. For long-lasting replacement of severely damaged or missing teeth, our experienced general dentists are proud to offer implant dentistry to Plymouth and Kingston, MA patients. Dental implants are titanium screws surgically placed within the jawbone to serve a natural tooth root. Over time, these metal posts fuse with the jaw to strongly support an implant crown, bridge, or denture for a restoration that looks and functions in the same manner as natural teeth. If you have a gap from a missing tooth or teeth, we welcome you to make a consultation at Plymouth Dental Group to learn more about the long-term benefits of implant dentistry.
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Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Implant dentistry offers a long-term option for replacing missing teeth in any amount, from one to an entire arch. Many patients choose dental implants over other tooth replacement options for their stability and natural-looking appearance. Implants interact with the jaw each time you chew, helping to keep the bone healthy and full, which can minimize the risk of bone loss and prevent the sagging of facial features. However, implants do need a certain amount of bone in the jaw to be successful. Our dentists will evaluate the health of your gums and jawbone to decide if a dental implant is right for you. In some cases, a bone graft may be needed before the implant is placed to ensure you have a strong enough foundation to support the post. Implants may not be ideal for those who use tobacco products, are pregnant, or have certain medical conditions.
How do dental implants work?
To prepare for your dental implants, you may have damaged teeth extracted or a bone graft performed. Once your mouth is ready for implants, a local anesthetic will be used to numb the treatment areas. Sedation methods may be added to relax you throughout the treatment. Our skilled dentists will start by making a surgical incision in your gums and carefully placing the titanium post in the jawbone. The incision in the gums will be closed to fully cover the implant or with part of the post visible above the gums. This will be repeated if multiple implants are required. The implants will be given time to fuse with the jaw bone (osseointegrate) over the next several months. As soon as your implants are ready, our team will attach a custom bridge, denture, or dental crowns to your implants and adjust your restoration(s) for biting comfort.
Dental implant recovery
You may notice some minor bruising, swelling, and tenderness in your jaw after your dental implant procedure. Our dentists will let you know what is to be expected and when to contact our office. Prescription pain relievers or over-the-counter pain medications may also be recommended to help you recover comfortably. Once your dental implants are integrated and your custom restoration is attached, it is important to maintain a good home oral care routine with daily brushing and flossing. In general, implants can be treated just like real teeth and can be long-lasting when cared for properly. During your routine dental cleanings and exams at Plymouth Dental Group, our team will be used special instruments to clean your implants and track the health of your tooth replacement.
What do dental implants cost?
Depending on your dental insurance and specific benefits, a portion of the implant procedure might be covered. We will talk to your insurance company to understand your benefits and provide you with an estimate for out-of-pocket costs. To help you enjoy the benefits of tooth replacement without financial worry, Plymouth Dental Group accepts low-interest medical financing and several other convenient payment solutions.
Replace Missing teeth
Implant dentistry can be a wonderful choice for bringing a lifelike appeal, function, and long-term stability to your smile after tooth loss. To offer the highest level of care for Plymouth and Kingston, PA patients, our dentists have the training and experience to complete the entire implant procedure from our welcoming dental practice. If you would like to learn more about dental implants, schedule an appointment for a consultation at Plymouth Dental Group.