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 Does the Dental Implant Process Look Like?
Precise Implant Placement
At Northborough Family Dental, we approach your dental implant placement and restoration with precision from start to finish. We first complete a 3-D cone beam CT image of your jaw and analyze it to determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant. We then plan your treatment and design your case using CEREC computerized dentistry software, which allows us to virtually place your implant and ensure precise positioning. Using the collected data, we make a surgical guide, which is custom made to fit over your natural teeth and directs the placement of your new dental implant.
Custom Dental Implant Crowns
Esthetics are important for a seamless smile, and our focus is always to provide the best results for your unique case. We will discuss with you when we can replace your missing tooth with an implant-supported crown. After your new dental implant has time to integrate into the bone (usually two to six months, sometimes sooner), we can create your new dental implant crown.
We custom design each dental implant crown to match your existing teeth so your smile looks natural. CEREC computerized dentistry allows us to take virtual impressions to create your new custom dental crown. We control the size, shape, and color of your new crown, ensuring each CEREC restoration is a unique match for your smile.
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.