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By Barry H. Danzig, DDS
November 14, 2019
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: dental implants  

Are you part of some startling dental statistics? Harvard Health reports that most Americans lose up to 12 teeth by age 50. To counter those numbers, your Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari, offer lifelike dental implants. Could they rebuild your gapped smile?

Dental implant specifics

A dental implant far exceeds patient expectations regarding appearance, functionality and bone-building capabilities. Composed of a titanium screw, serving as a replacement root, a metal post and porcelain crown, a single-tooth dental implant occupies the empty tooth socket.

Inserted into the jaw during a simple office surgery, the titanium implant quickly begins bonding with the bone. Called osseointegration, this process creates a super-strong and stable bond. In fact, few implants fail; most stay in place for decades, reports the Institute for Dental Implant Awareness.

In their Billerica, MA, office, Drs. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari place single-tooth implants or implants of various numbers, as needed, to support bridgework or full dentures. All provide optimal oral function, speech and bone integrity, along with realistic feel and appearance.

Can you receive dental implants?

A comprehensive oral examination plus special imaging at Grateful Dentists tells you for sure. Important factors your dentist considers are:

  • Quality and size of the bone in your jaw (it may be augmented with donor tissue if necessary)
  • Your medical and oral health history (a strong immune system helps)
  • Tobacco usage (smoking doesn't disqualify a patient, but it can compromise long-term implant retention)
  • Your personal commitment to the treatment timeline (osseointegration takes many weeks)

In addition, you must brush twice a day and floss carefully daily. Avoid teeth clenching and hard foods which place excessive pressures on implants. Visit Grateful Dentists every six months for routine check-ups and hygienic cleanings.

Find out more about dental implants

Dental implants are today's finest tooth replacements. Why not learn if they can rebuild your smile? Please contact the professional team at Grateful Dentists in Billerica, MA, to arrange your personal implant consultation? Phone us at (978) 667-2741. We are open Monday through Saturday at 8 am.