Do you have missing teeth that make you feel self-conscious and less attractive? Millions of Americans have lost teeth for one reason or another, and many are unaware that there are options for replacement that are durable and long-lasting. One of those options is dental implants, and Dr. Moghaddam is happy to offer this treatment to his patients.
The Start of a Beautiful New Smile
Although it may seem extensive, placing dental implants in Weymouth, MA, is actually a simple process for our dentist. In the space where the tooth is missing, a small hole is cut in the gums and a titanium rod is placed directly into the jawbone. The area is stitched back up and there is a waiting period while the bone and the rod grow together. During this time, patients wear a temporary implant so the missing tooth isn’t obvious.
Once the appropriate time has gone by the final implant is placed. The gums are opened again and the implant is affixed to the titanium rod. Over time, the gum tissue will heal over the new tooth, and it will look and function just like a natural tooth.
Implants may seem more expensive up front, but if they are cared for appropriately and placed well they can last a lifetime. This means fewer costs and risks down the road.
One of the biggest benefits of implants is how they preserve the jawbone. Your natural tooth has a root that rests inside the jawbone, and stimulates new bone growth every day. Once that root is gone the bone has nothing to help it regenerate and it may deteriorate. This can shift other teeth and cause your entire face shape to change.
Because implants are placed directly into the jawbone like a natural tooth, the bone is stimulated and continues to grow. Implants are also matched to your natural teeth, so they look and act exactly like a normal tooth would.
Repair Your Smile Today
If you are tired of seeing missing teeth when you look in the mirror, we can help. Call today to schedule an appointment at Comfort Dental to discuss dental implants.