November 23, 2016
What’s the best way to replace missing teeth? For qualified patients, it’s the dental implant from Common Park Dental in Worcester. An implant is a lifelike artificial tooth placed right in the jaw, adhering to bone for a foundation that endures. Drs. Ron Hsin, Joao Wang and Kevin Guze offer dental implants for qualified patients who desire this superior way to fill smile gaps.
Is There Anything Better Than an Implant?
Of course, a natural tooth is better than a dental implant. However, if an individual loses a tooth through extensive decay, injury or periodontal disease, the Worcester dental implant anchors to the jawbone with a titanium root resembling a screw. No other tooth replacement option is as sturdy and predictable, according to the International Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Unlike partial dentures and fixed bridges which rest on the gums, the dental implant is inserted below the gum line. When the dentist places the implant, the device bonds with the jawbone through a natural process called osseointegration.
Osseointegration preserves the integrity of the jaw bone, reinforcing its size and density as the patient bites and chews. While healing takes several weeks after in-office implant placement, the result is a firm foundation for a porcelain crown, or in the case of multiple implants, fixed bridgework or dentures.
After the implant site heals, the dentist attaches the metal abutment and porcelain crown. The finished implant resembles a real tooth in every possible way. Patients cannot tell the difference between their natural teeth and the prosthetics.
Who Can Get Worcester Dental Implants?
The dentists at Common Park Dental recommend dental implants for patients who are in good overall health and have sufficient jaw bone. Teens should wait until they stop growing before receiving dental implants. Plus, pregnant women should postpone elective dental procedures.
To determine if a patient is a good candidate for dental implants, the dentist looks at:
- Health of the jaw and gums
- Oral hygiene habits (brushing and flossing and in-office exams and cleanings)
- Tobacco use
Smokers often develop an infection called peri-implantitis. So, tobacco users are encouraged to quit the habit or to abstain from smoking for 72 hours before and after implant placement.
Dental Implants Last
Research shows that dental implant procedures succeed more than 95 percent of the time, and those implants are retained over 90 percent of the time. Other research pushes the success and retention rates to 98 percent. In fact, a dental implant may be the final tooth replacement a patient needs because most of these devices last for decades.
Dr. Hsin, Dr. Wang or Dr. Guze can answer your questions about dental implants during a one on one consultation. Please contact Common Park Dental for an appointment. Enjoy a beautiful, well-functioning smile through dental implants.
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