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Dental Implants

Do missing or damaged teeth have you struggling to eat your favorite foods or covering your mouth every time you laugh or smile? 

Dr. John D. Meola and the team at Dental Associates of New England can replace your teeth and restore your confidence with dental implants.

Learn more about revolutionary dental implant treatment at our Boston, MA, practice.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are prosthetic tooth roots made of titanium that are placed into your jawbone. They become integrated with the bone tissue to provide a permanent foundation for custom dental prosthetics.
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While traditional methods of tooth restoration replace only what is above the gumline, implant-supported restorations replace lost teeth from the root to the chewing surface. A dental implant is made up of the titanium implant post and abutment, which allows your dentist to secure your custom restoration to the implant.

Which Types of Restorations Do Implants Support?

Implant dentistry offers multiple tooth replacement options depending on your level of tooth loss. 
Dental Crown

Dental Crowns

If you are missing one tooth, a dental crown and implant can fill in the gap to restore your smile, allowing you to eat and speak confidently one more. 

Dental Bridge

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge paired with dental implants is a fantastic option for patients missing multiple consecutive teeth. 

Implanted Dentures


For those missing all of the teeth along a dental arch, dentures supported by dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.  

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Trust the Team at Dental Associates of New England

Dental implants are a complex restorative procedure. The best results come from experienced professionals. While many dentists will need to refer you to specialists to complete your treatment, we are able to perform every stage of your treatment in-house. We take every measure to ensure your safety, comfort, and ultimate satisfaction. When it comes to your smile and your health, trust the team at Dental Associates of New England.

Schedule your consultation at our offices in Boston or Waltham today. You can request a consultation online or by calling:

(857) 350-3400

Real Patient Results

Whether you are missing one tooth or all of your teeth, implant surgery and restoration at our dental offices in Boston or Waltham, MA, locations can give you back your health, appearance, and confidence. Our dentists can perform all steps of the implant process, so you don't need to make extra appointments at another practice.
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Before Our patient's upper teeth were missing. His bottom teeth were damaged, stained, and crooked.
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After We custom-designed implant-supported dentures to restore this patient's smile and dental function. 

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Consultation and Candidacy

Many people who are missing one or more teeth are eligible for dental implants. The best candidates are in good health, free of periodontal disease, and have sufficient jawbone density. If you have sustained bone loss, our dental specialists can perform a preparatory bone grafting treatment to strengthen the tissues in your jaw. Because nicotine inhibits healing, the best candidates don't use tobacco in any form.

You will begin your treatment with a consultation at our Boston or Waltham dental office. At this time, we'll perform a thorough examination and take comprehensive CT scans of your jaw. Our use of innovative technology like the Sirona® 3D imaging system and virtual implant treatment planning software ensures the highest chance of treatment success even in the most complex cases of tooth restoration.  

Afraid of the Dentist? We Offer Calming Sedation 

Dental appointments can make some patients very nervous. 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. 

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Enjoy a Fully Restored Smile With Dental Implants

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Though tooth loss is common, that doesn't mean you have to live with reduced oral function. Dental implants paired with a custom restoration can fill in the gaps and even replace an entire dental arch to give you a functional and beautiful smile you can't help but share with the world. 

Get started today and find out if dental implants are right for you. Request a consultation with our skilled dentist by filling out our online form or by calling our dentistry practice in Boston, MA. 

(857) 350-3400

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What Happens During Treatment?

Dental implant treatment takes place over several months, beginning with your custom-planned implant surgery:
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.


We begin by administering a local anesthetic (and sedation if needed) to ensure your comfort. Next, small incisions will be made in your gums. The titanium implants will then be precisely placed into your jawbone using surgical guides. 


Over the next four to six months, your jawbone will fuse with the implants in a process known as osseointegration. We will check up on you during this period to make sure your recovery is progressing smoothly.


Once osseointegration is complete, you'll return for a second minor procedure to secure small connector pieces (abutments) to each implant. While less invasive than implant surgery, you will need a few weeks to recover before moving on to the last steps of treatment. 

Tooth Restoration

Once your gums have healed, you will return to our Boston or Waltham, MA, offices to have your permanent dental restoration attached. These custom-made crowns, bridges, and dentures are crafted with the latest technology to ensure impeccable quality and fit. After making the final adjustments to the prosthetic, your treatment will be complete, and you can enjoy your new smile. 

Questions About Recovery?

You can expect some mild swelling and discomfort for a few days following implant surgery. Most patients can manage their side effects with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication. Dr. Meola and his team will provide you with detailed instructions for your recovery, but if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact our office.

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Can I Afford Dental Implants?

Many factors affect the cost of the dental implant procedure, including the number of implants you require and the type of restoration used. While implants are not covered by basic insurance plans, your implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture will probably qualify for at least some amount of coverage. Our team will be happy to contact your provider on your behalf to find out what your benefits will cover. We also accept CareCredit® financing to help you manage your out-of-pocket expenses. If you are considering dental implants and want to get a cost estimate, please schedule a consultation at our Boston or Waltham offices. 

Frequently Asked Questions About Implants

Q. Does getting implants hurt?

A. You will be thoroughly numbed before treatment begins to ensure you don't feel pain. We also offer nitrous oxide and IV sedation to help you remain completely relaxed during your treatment. 

Q. How long does it take to heal from dental implant surgery?

A. It takes about four to six months for the implants to fully fuse to the jawbone. This time will vary from patient to patient. 

Q. How long do implants last?

A. Because the implant and abutment are made of durable titanium, with proper care, your dental implants can last a lifetime. However, it is important to remember that the restoration itself will wear over time and will eventually need to be replaced, but it can last for up to 15 years with proper maintenance.

Q. How do I care for my implant-supported restoration?

A. One of the many benefits of restorations supported by dental implants are that they look and function like natural teeth. You will brush and floss as normal and maintain regular dental visits to ensure your teeth remain healthy and beautiful for as long as possible. There is no need for messy denture adhesive, and you do not remove implant-supported restorations to clean them. 

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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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