For patients who have a gap in their smile or are missing a full arch of teeth, the team at Dental Associates of New England can have you smiling, eating, talking, and laughing confidently again. We are proud to offer dental implants - tiny titanium posts embedded in the jaw and used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures - using the advanced ASTRA TECH Implant System™. From implant surgery to the placement of your dental implant restorations, we can perform the entire process at our offices in Boston and Waltham. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and learn how our expertise can help you restore your smile.
Dr. John D. Meola approaches each patient with personalized focus. All of the dental specialists at our offices can help give patients a fair analysis of their dental health. We look at each patient's unique case to ensure that they receive the most conservative treatment available that still creates a beautiful, healthy smile.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically implanted in the jaw bone, and serve a similar function to a tooth root. Once an implant has healed, it can be fitted with an abutment piece, which will offer secure support for a range of functional restorations. Implants also have the added benefit of preventing atrophy of the jaw, which occurs after a tooth has been missing for an extended period of time.
Restorations refer to a range of dental prostheses used to replace missing teeth, or strengthen a weakened tooth. A dental crown is designed to restore a single tooth. Traditional crowns are tooth-shaped caps that fit over a tooth that has been weakened by trauma or decay. Alternatively, with implant-retained crowns, patients can fill the gap in their a smile where a tooth has been lost, or is so weakened or unhealthy it must be extracted.
Bridges, also known as partial dentures, are prosthetic teeth that replace a few consecutive missing teeth in a row. Traditional bridges are placed by altering the teeth adjacent to the gap to accommodate crowns, which serve as the anchor for the bridge. Implant-retained bridges benefit from added stability, and do not require the surrounding, healthy teeth to be altered.
Dentures may be recommended for patients who have lost an entire arch of teeth, and can replace all of the teeth on the bottom or top of the mouth, or both. Traditional dentures are held in place with a mild adhesive. However, using this method, teeth can slip out of place while talking or eating. With implants, denture patients will not have to worry about their dentures slipping out of place while they eat, speak or laugh.
At Dental Associates of New England, we are proud to use advanced technology to provide our patients with comfortable procedures and exceptional treatment outcomes. Our ORTHOPHOS XG 3D advanced imaging x-ray creates highly detailed images, allowing for greater precision when we place your implants. And with the use of the ASTRA TECH Implant System™, our patients can benefit from enhanced bone healing and reduced recovery times.
We are committed to helping our patients achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Dental implants offer the absolute best support for prosthetic teeth, and with proper care, can last for a lifetime. If you need to restore missing or severely damaged teeth, contact us and schedule an appointment today.