Dental Implants – Avon, MA
Rebuilding Smiles from the Roots Up
There’s more to your teeth than just the parts used to eat and speak. The roots underneath the gums help the jawbone maintain its shape and density. When a tooth is lost, its roots can no longer provide these benefits, and your oral health will suffer as a result. Dental implants are the only type of tooth replacement that can make up for these lost roots – and luckily, they can be placed right here at Avon Dental Group! Call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Malaviya or Dr. Sardhara and learn more about these long-lasting solutions for the gap in your grin with dental implants in Avon, MA.
Why Choose Avon Dental Group for Dental Implants?
- One Stop for Implant Placement & Restoration
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What Is a
While there are a few different kinds of implants, most of the time we use the term to refer to endosteal implants – thin titanium posts that join with the jaw itself. They’re inserted into the bone via surgery and fuse with it through a process called osseointegration. Then a restoration is attached via a device called an abutment. Thanks to the posts acting as roots, your new teeth will stay in place and stimulate the jaw through biting and chewing as if they were natural teeth.
Traditional bridges and removable dentures have their own advantages, but nowadays there are a variety of factors that make dental implants the treatment of choice when it comes to filling in the empty space in your smile. Here are just some of the benefits:
- Implants Last for Decades: Most dental restorations need to be replaced every once in a while, but it’s not uncommon for implant posts to last the rest of your life.
- Implants Look and Feel Natural: With the post itself being covered by the gums and the restoration being made of dazzling tooth-colored material, implants will leave you with a grin that looks amazing and feels comfortable.
- Implants Let You Eat What You Want: Thanks to the chewing strength of implant posts, you don’t have to worry about diet restrictions and can simply enjoy your favorite meals.
- Implants Keep Your Jaw Healthy: Tooth loss will often lead to bone loss unless you have a dental implant placed.
Are Dental Implants
Right for Me?
Anyone with at least one missing tooth could potentially benefit from an implant provided that there’s enough bone in the jaw and that the rest of the mouth is healthy. Depending on your needs, you might receive one implant or several.
Missing One Tooth
If you need to have a single tooth extracted, it can be replaced with just one implant post topped with a crown. The dental crowns we provide will be crafted out of a ceramic material that closely resembles tooth enamel, and they can be placed on implants without damaging your natural teeth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If three or more teeth in a row are all gone, they can be replaced simultaneously with a dental bridge. An implant placed on either side of the gap will anchor the new teeth in place, giving them all enhanced biting strength. This will also prevent natural teeth from drifting into the sizable gap.
Missing All of Your Teeth
At some point, all or most of your teeth might be gone. The idea of replacing all of them with implants might seem overwhelming at first, but in reality, it only takes a few (four to six on average) placed in strategic positions to give full dentures the required level of strength and stability.
Start to Finish
Certain dental offices will only handle the restoration step of the implant process, meaning they provide you with your crown, bridge, or dentures after the implants are already in place. The surgical procedure is typically left to a separate specialist. But at Avon Dental Group, our dentists have the education needed to complete the entire process under one roof. This saves you traveling time and ensures that you’ll enjoy treatment from a familiar, friendly team during the surgery and the restoration procedure.
Cost of Dental Implants
Every dental implant procedure will have unique aspects. Some patients might need bone grafts or other preparatory procedures in addition to the implant placement surgery. Furthermore, the exact number of implant posts and the type of restoration they support are prone to vary. We’ll evaluate your oral health and review your goals during your initial consultation before we create a treatment plan that includes an estimate.
The initial price for implants might seem higher compared to other restorations, but because they don’t require as much maintenance or need to be replaced as often, you could end up saving a lot of money as the years go by. And of course, the various advantages of implants and the way they improve the quality of your everyday life need to be taken into account as well. Talk to us about your various options and let us show you how dental implants can be a worthwhile investment!
Dental Implant FAQs
If you’ve suffered from tooth loss in the past, dental implants are an excellent solution. However, they are quite an investment, so it pays to be well-informed about the procedure. We’re here to help. Here are the answers to some of the most popular questions we receive about dental implants in Avon. If you don’t see the information that you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Give us a call and we’d be more than happy to talk to you about the treatment process and get you started with an initial consultation.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
The lifespan of dental implants depends on the health and lifestyle choices of the patient in most situations. To ensure that implants last, it’s crucial to brush twice, floss, and rinse on a daily basis. Also see your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups, and avoid munching on anything particularly hard or sticky. With proper care, dental implants can last upwards of three decades. This is several times longer than traditional bridges and dentures.
Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?
The jawbone does not have very many nerve endings, and your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic before the procedure begins. You will also most likely be sedated, lowering your body’s ability to register pain. While you shouldn’t feel any discomfort during the surgery, you may experience some soreness for a few days afterwards. Take recommended over-the-counter and prescribed pain relievers as directed. Cold compresses can also help. If discomfort worsens instead of improving after three days, give us a call.
Will I Have to Take Off Work for Dental Implant Surgery?
Most patients only need to take one or two days off work to get dental implants. However, if you have a job that is physically demanding, you should probably take at least three or four days off. This is because heavy exercise can divert blood from the implant site and delay healing. Of course, every case is unique, so your dentist will be able to give you a more specific recommendation based on your individual needs.
Will People Be Able to Tell That I Have Dental Implants?
Your dentist will take impressions of your mouth that are used to design your personalized restorations. Once they are placed, no one should be able to differentiate them from your natural teeth. Implants are placed in the jaw to act as tooth roots, so you won’t need to hold your mouth in a strange way to keep them in place. They will be just as sturdy as the rest of your teeth.