Dental Implants For Northborough and Shrewsbury Residents
Before dental implants became commonly available, people with missing teeth had to rely on dentures or bridges to cover the gap and restore their oral health. Dental implants are a permanent, non-removable tooth replacement option that look and function like your natural teeth. This could be the right procedure for you to replace anything from a single missing tooth to all of your teeth. Watch our patient education video on single tooth loss.
Why Dental Implants Make a Superior Choice
A bridge, crown, or denture supported by a dental implant replaces both the root and crown of your natural tooth. In the case of partial dental implants, the new roots and replacement teeth prevent your other teeth from shifting into the open position. Not only are dental implants more secure, they return your mouth to full functionality as well. People with dental implants have few food restrictions compared to those with removable dentures. You also don't have to worry about them slipping out of place or even falling out of your mouth when you laugh or smile. Watch our patient education video on single implants (Anterior Immediate Load).
What to Expect When You Get Dental Implants
Whether you're using dental implants to replace a single tooth or a full row of teeth, your treatment will be completed over two phases spanning several months. The first stage involves the surgical placement of one or more dental implants. The number of implants you receive is determined during your initial consultation. A single implant supports a crown while multiple implants support a partial or full denture.
As a patient of Northborough Family Dental, you have the advantage of having the same provider complete your entire dental implant process. Many other dental practices must refer patients to an oral surgeon because their staff doesn't have the necessary expertise. You can feel confident knowing that a dentist you already know and trust will complete all steps in your tooth replacement process.
ou need to allow several weeks to months for your mouth and jaw to heal after placement of the abutments. During this time, the artificial roots fuse with your jaw bone. The official name for this process is osseointegration. Once it's complete, you return to Northborough Family Dental for Dr. Moheban to attach your replacement teeth to the titanium rods.
Watch our patient education video on single implants (Posterior w/healing abutment).
Contact Us to Request a Consultation
When you schedule a consultation at our dental clinic, Dr. Moheban completes a comprehensive assessment of your oral health to determine if dental implants are right for you. We will present you with other tooth replacement options and answer any additional questions you have at this appointment as well.