Northborough, MA Dental Implants
There is no doubt that living with tooth loss takes a toll on your quality of life.
You may feel self-conscious, which can cause you to withdraw from interactions with others, and everyday actions like chewing and speaking can be uncomfortable. Worse yet, missing teeth give your face a sunken appearance that makes you look older than your years.
At Northborough Family Dental, we want you to enjoy the benefits of a whole and healthy smile. For those with missing teeth, we are pleased to offer state-of-the-art dental implants. While dental implants may seem like a recent innovation, they have actually been in use for over 40 years and have an impressive 95% success rate.
What Dental Implants Do
A dental implant is a titanium replacement root that is surgically placed in your jaw at the site of the missing tooth. As the implant heals, it forms a secure bond with surrounding tissue and bone in a process called osseointegration.
This process is what sets dental implants apart from other types of tooth replacements that just sit on top of your gums. After the implant heals, it becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy and acts a stable base for a restoration like a crown, which becomes the visible portion of your tooth.
State-of-the-Art Implant Placement
One of our goals is to use the most updated, advanced techniques to make sure you receive the highest standard of care. Northborough dentist Dr. Alex Moheban is pleased to offer our patients the benefits of state-of-the-art 3-D cone beam computerized tomography (CBCT).
The images generated with CBCT provide a clear picture of everything is in your mouth, including bone, sinuses, and nerve canals. This three-dimensional detail allows Dr. Moheban to visualize and virtually plan every step of your dental implant procedure before starting your surgery. This process ensures precise placement of your implant for the best possible long-term outcome.
Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants
One of the most significant benefits of choosing dental implants is that they support good oral health.
A healthy tooth root maintains the form and density of the jawbone and tissue. But when a tooth is lost, bone in the jaw starts to reabsorb (resorb) back into the body. This leads to gum recession and an aged appearance as the contours of your face change
Through the healing process, a dental implant becomes a permanent part of your dental anatomy. The presence of a replacement root takes up the job of the lost root and stimulates healthy growth of bone in your jaw. Depending on your needs, we can choose a crown, bridge, or denture to restore comfortable function and the appearance of your smile.
Dental Implants and Dentures
Many patients who do not have teeth and wear dentures and still candidates for dentures. At Northborough Family Dental, Dr. Moheban is able to provide implant-supported dentures. An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture that is supported by and attached to implants. A regular denture rests on the gums, and is not supported by implants.
An implant-supported denture is used when a person doesn't have any teeth in the jaw, but has enough bone in the jaw to support implants. An implant-supported denture has special attachments that snap onto attachments on the implants.
Implant-supported dentures are usually made for the lower jaw because regular dentures tend to be less stable there. Usually, a regular denture made to fit an upper jaw is quite stable on its own and does not need the extra support offered by implants. However, you can receive an implant-supported denture in either the upper or lower jaw.
Please Call to Arrange an Appointment
If you have been putting up with the inconvenience and discomfort of a missing tooth, please call our Northborough dental office to arrange a consultation with Dr. Moheban. He will be happy to discuss all the options we offer for restoring your smile and help you decide if a dental implant is an appropriate choice for you.