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Dental Implants

Do you cover your mouth every time you smile or laugh because of missing or damaged teeth? Dental implants and restorations can help.

Dental implants are recognized as the best way to replace just one tooth or an entire arch of teeth. Plus, implants can last a lifetime.

John D. Meola, DDS, of Dental Associates of New England in Boston, MA, can place dental implants to restore your smile and oral health.

Afraid of the Dentist? We Offer Calming Sedation 

Dental appointments can make some patients very nervous. That is why we offer safe, calming sedation dentistry to make your experience at our Boston or Waltham, MA, dental offices as stress-free and pain-free as possible. 

You Could See Amazing Results Like This

Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, implant surgery and restoration at our Boston or Waltham, MA, locations can give you the Hollywood smile of your dreams. Our esteemed dental team can perform all steps of the implant process, so you don't need to make extra appointments with an expensive oral surgeon.
Missing teeth
Before Our patient's upper teeth were missing. His bottom teeth were damaged, stained, and crooked.
Implant dentures
After Implants-supported dentures have given our patient a smile to be proud of.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Besides boosting your self-esteem thanks to a complete, healthy smile, implants offer these benefits and more...

Long-Lasting Investment

With proper brushing and flossing, your implants could last a lifetime, while our top-quality restorations could last well over a decade.

More Attractive Appearance

Your face can look sunken and aged when you're missing several teeth. Implants-supported restorations can fill out your smile and face. 

Better Jawbone Health

Implants actually encourage healthy jawbone growth as tissue fuses around the titanium rods. This can prevent bone resorption.

Improved Quality of Life

Once restorations are attached to your implants, speaking, eating, and chewing abilities should be greatly improved.

To maximize your benefits, we only use the finest quality implants from established companies in the United States. We also use high-quality materials like zirconia, porcelain, and chromium cobalt.

How Implants Are Placed

Before your surgery, Dr. Meola will complete a 3-D CT scan study of the jaw to determine the condition of the bone and plan the best sites for implant placement. We also do virtual implant treatment planning for more complex cases to increase the chances of success.
To maximize your benefits, we only use the finest quality implants from established companies in the United States.
To maximize your benefits, we only use the finest quality implants from established companies in the United States.
Once a local anesthetic and sedation (if needed) are administered for your comfort, small incisions will be made in your gums. The titanium implants are then precisely placed into your jawbone using surgical guides. 
During a healing period of four to six months, the bone will fuse around the implants, anchoring them in place. After that, you'll return to have a connector called an abutment attached to each implant. 
After a short healing period, you will return to our Boston or Waltham, MA, office to have your customized crowns, bridges, or dentures attached to the abutments.
Our dental specialists use the most advanced digital technology and 3-D scanning to ensure that your high-quality restorations fit, function, and look just like your natural teeth. Now it's time to show Boston your dazzling, new smile.
You should only experience mild swelling and discomfort for a few days. Icepacks and pain medications, either prescription or over-the-counter should help. You should be able to go back to work in a couple of days. Dr. Meola and his team will provide you with detailed recovery instructions. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I Qualify for Implants?

Many people who are missing one or more teeth are eligible for dental implants. Candidates should be in good health, have no periodontal disease, and have sufficient jaw bone density. For patients who do not have a strong jaw bone, our dental specialists can perform a bone graft to strengthen weakened tissue. It is also best to be a non-smoker, as tobacco can inhibit healing.

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Can I Afford Dental Implants?

Many factors affect the individualized cost of a dental implant procedure. Implants are not usually covered by insurance but certain aspects of your treatment could be. If you are considering dental implants and have questions about treatment cost, contact our friendly and knowledgeable staff for answers. We happily accept CareCredit® financing to help with out-of-pocket costs.

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Dental Associates of New England

At Dental Associates of New England, we have a team of talented experts in restorative and cosmetic dental care who can give you the dazzling and healthy smile you deserve. We are affiliated with many prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • The American Academy of Periodontology

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call (781) 890-4900 today.

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Boston, MA 02116

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