Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
By Liberty Tree Prosthodontics
June 17, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Replace one or more missing teeth with dental implants for a brand new smile.

Tooth loss happens to millions of American adults, so if you are dealing with this problem you are certainly not alone. Of course, it’s important that you handle the issue as soon as possible so you don’t deal with more serious oral health problems down the road. Find Dental Implantsout more about how getting dental implants from your Danvers dentist Dr. Mahshid Mirghassemi can save your smile.

How does a dental implant work?

A dental implant might not look like much when you first see it, but this small metal post can actually give you a restoration that is as close to a natural tooth as you can get. The implant, which is usually made from titanium, is surgically placed into the jaw. In essence, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root from which to hold your new tooth.

Once the implant is in place you’ll need to wait a few weeks for the jawbone to grow around and fuse with the implant. While this process isn’t painful it’s important that you follow the care instructions provided by your dentist in Danvers to make sure that everything goes smoothly.

Now that the implant has fused with the jawbone the dental crown can be secured to the top of the implant. Most implants hold a non-removable crown that you can brush and floss just like a natural tooth.

Who is right for dental implants?

Anyone who is looking to replace one or more missing teeth could be a great candidate for implants. Of course, there are some factors that could make you ineligible for implants including:

  • A history of heart problems (e.g. heart attack or heart disease)
  • Untreated gum disease or other oral health issues
  • Currently undergoing cancer treatment
  • A history of a bone disease like osteoporosis
  • Being a smoker

If you want to find out if dental implants are right for your smile then it’s time you scheduled a consultation with our Danvers, MA dentist at Liberty Tree Prosthodontics. Call our office today!

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