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What Can A Dental Implant Do?

A bright, confident smile is something that should last a lifetime. With the help of dental implants, it can! Dental implants are a revolutionary way to replace teeth after they’re lost. Unlike some options, dental implants are meant to be a permanent solution that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural, healthy teeth.

At First Dental Associates, we can restore your smile using dental implants. But first, you’ll need to find out if you’re a good candidate for the treatment. To learn more, read about dental implants below then schedule a consultation at our Reading, MA dental office to find out if dental implants are right for you.

What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small post implanted in your jawbone to replace the roots of a tooth you have lost. Typically, the cylindrical implant is made of titanium and, once bonded to your jawbone, is just as durable as a healthy, natural tooth.

Dental implants can be used to replace one or several teeth. An abutment or connector is built into or placed on top of the implant so that a crown can then be attached. Dental implants can also be used to hold dentures in place with balls or a bar attachment.

Uses For A Dental Implant

Single Tooth Replacement

A dental implant can be used to the replace the roots of a tooth after it was lost, as long as there is enough healthy bone to support it. The implant is topped with a dental crown to complete your smile and give you a look that no one can tell is any different than the smile you had before you lost your tooth.

Multiple Tooth Replacement

Dental implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth. Like with a single tooth replacement, there just needs to be enough bone to support the implant. When replacing multiple lost teeth, we can strategically place dental implants along your lower or upper arch, then attach removable or permanent dentures, or dental crowns. You’re left with a complete, natural-looking smile without the hassle of missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

There are several benefits to choosing a dental implant to restore your smile. Some of the biggest benefits of dental implants include:

  • Improved appearance

Dental implants are a tooth restoration option that can give you your smile back. With one or more dental implants, we can fill in gaps in your smile and give you a complete, natural-looking smile you can show off with confidence.

  • Long-lasting results

With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

  • Strength and durability

Dental implants are just as strong and durable as natural, healthy teeth. That means you can take part in your normal daily activities without thinking twice about your teeth. You can eat whatever you want!

  • Better oral health

When you get a dental implant, you’re protecting the health of your mouth by replacing the tooth that was lost. By replacing the lost tooth, you’re also maintaining the health of the bone and preventing deterioration that can occur after tooth loss. The tooth replacement also helps keep your other teeth healthy by preventing them from moving into the empty space.

Am I A Good Candidate For Dental Implants?

The only way to know for sure if you’re a good candidate for dental implants is to visit our office for a consultation. When you come to our Reading, MA dental office, we will examine your teeth and discuss your goals with you. We will take into account the health of your bone and how much healthy bone you have, to see if you’ll be able to support a dental implant. From there, we’ll come up with a treatment plan that’s just right for you!

If you’re tired of living with gaps in your smile or think dental implants could be the solution for your failing teeth, don’t wait another day to call. Call First Dental Associates in Reading, MA today at (781) 435-7290. You can also contact us online to request an appointment.

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