Which Dental Implant Restoration Is Right for Me?

By John Meola on April 03, 2014

Boston Dental Implant RestorationsModern dentistry offers a variety of high-quality solutions for patients who are missing one or more of their natural teeth. In terms of aesthetics, function, and durability, today’s restorations are superior in every way to their counterparts of the past. However, at Dental Associates of New England in Boston, dental implant restorations represent the pinnacle of form and function when it comes to replacing missing teeth.

If you are searching for an experienced, talented cosmetic dentist who is also skilled at placing and restoring dental implants, you need look no further than Dental Associates of New England, where you will find an entire team of professionals ready to serve your every need.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are tiny titanium posts, similar to small screws, which are surgically embedded into the jawbone. Over a course of several months, the posts integrate with the jawbone, as the human body does not recognize titanium as a foreign substance. Once the implants have fused to the jawbone, they can be used to provide unrivaled security, stability, and support to replacement teeth. Dental implants are the only method of replacing missing teeth that recreate the entire missing tooth structure, from root to crown.

Which Types of Restorations Can Be Supported by Dental Implants?

One of the chief advantages of dental implants is their versatility. A single dental implant can be used to secure a single crown for patients who are missing only one tooth. Multiple implants can be used to secure multiple dental crowns if non-consecutive teeth are missing. Patients who are missing two or more consecutive teeth can have those teeth replaced by an implant-supported dental bridge. Finally, all of the teeth on the top or bottom arch - or both - can be replaced through the strategic placement of multiple implants to secure a custom-crafted set of dentures.

What Are the Advantages of Implant-Supported Restorations

When you secure your crown, bridge, or set of dentures to dental implants, you are ensuring the most lifelike possible replacement of your missing tooth or teeth on every level. Aesthetically, our custom-crafted restorations look remarkably natural; because they are secured to dental implants below the gum line, they are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth. In terms of function, implant-secured restorations are perfectly secure. They will not shift or slip out of place, and they will make eating, speaking, and smiling a breeze once again. Finally, they promote optimal oral health by halting the degradation of the gum and bone tissues that once supported the missing tooth. This degradation is inevitable once a tooth is lost and the body senses that these tissues are no longer serving any essential purpose. Because the body is unable to distinguish between titanium and a natural tooth root, the presence of implants signals to the body that the gum and bone tissues are once again important to the function of your mouth.

Learn More about the Advantages of Dental Implant Restorations

If you are missing one or more of your natural teeth and would like to learn more about implant-supported restorations, we encourage you to contact Dental Associates of New England today.

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