Dental Implants – Billerica, MA
The Closest Alternative
to Your Natural Teeth
Over the past several decades, dental implants have been emerging as one of the most popular treatments to replace missing teeth in Billerica. They boast a variety of unique benefits that distinguish them from traditional prosthetics, and with the proper care, they’re able to outlast them by several decades. If you’re interested in a more permanent and lifelike tooth replacement option, schedule a consultation with our team at Grateful Dentists today to learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants.
Why Choose Grateful Dentists for Dental Implants?
- Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
- Advanced 3D Scanning & CEREC Technology
Ability to Last
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants themselves are small, titanium posts that are placed below the gumline and into the jawbone to restore the root structure of your missing teeth. Due to their biocompatible nature, they’re able to chemically fuse with the jawbone to provide it with necessary blood flow and stimulation to keep it from eroding over time. This also allows them to function as a strong and stable foundation for a bridge, dental crown, or denture to be secured to.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
- Initial Consultation. We’ll speak with you about your medical history and any goals you have for the treatment. We’ll also capture X-rays and any other diagnostic information that we need to help you determine whether dental implants are the best restorative option for you.
- Dental Implant Surgery. We place our dental implants in-office, so you’ll be able to stick with the same, trusted team of professionals that you started the process with.
- Osseointegration & Abutment Placement. After your implants have been placed, they’ll undergo a process called osseointegration, where they fuse with the jawbone. Once this is complete, we’ll secure a small, metal connector piece to them, called an abutment.
- Placing the Final Restoration. Once we receive your permanent, final restoration from the laboratory, we’ll call you back in to attach it to your dental implants and complete your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Many patients choose to get dental implants because they offer a wide variety of benefits that traditional restorations aren’t able to, including:
- Prevent jawbone erosion over time
- Preservation of facial structure
- 95% treatment success rate after 10 years of placement
- Ability to last 35+ years with proper maintenance
- Natural looking and feeling replacement teeth
- Enhanced chewing and speaking abilities
Who Can Dental Implants Help?
Dental implants are an incredibly versatile treatment that can be used to replace a single missing tooth, all of your teeth, or some of them. It’s custom-tailored to meet your unique needs from beginning-to-end, which is one of the many reasons why they have such a high success rate. Below, you can read more about how we utilize dental implants in Billerica to restore smiles facing different tooth loss situations.
Missing Single Tooth
For a single missing tooth, we can place one dental implant in the area below your gumline, into your jawbone. Once is has fused with the bone structure, we’ll secure an abutment to it, which will hold a customized dental crown in place.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you’re missing several consecutive teeth, instead of having to alter your natural tooth structure to have a traditional bridge placed, our team can secure it to two dental implants.
Missing All of Your Teeth
For one or two entire rows of missing teeth, we can secure a denture to anywhere from four to eight dental implants that are strategically located along the arch. That way, you don’t have to worry about denture adhesive or slipping or shifting restorations.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
The dental implant procedure is customized for each patient, which is why there’s no single price tag associated with it. In order to provide you with an estimate, we’ll need to examine your mouth and determine key details, including how many dental implants we’ll need to place and whether you need any preparatory procedures. Once we do this, our team will be able to walk you through financing options, dental insurance coverage, and answer any other questions you may have.