February 4, 2018
There you are again, getting ready to head out to dinner with friends and wondering how you’re going to hide the fact that you have a partial denture. You figure that you can slip off to the bathroom just before your food arrives and try not to smile or laugh too much during the meal. You’ve done this in the past and it seemed to work well enough, but you’re not happy at the prospect of doing this song and dance each time you go out with friends!
If you can relate to a situation like this, you probably want to find a solution that looks and feels natural, and restores not only your smile, but your confidence as well! Dental implants in Beacon Hill are a wonderful investment in yourself because they can do just that!
Will Implants Work For You?
Implants offer many advantages to a wide range of patients. Whether you’re missing one tooth, all of your teeth, or something in between – there’s a way implants can help!
For multiple missing teeth, implants can be used to create a bridge where 1-2 implants actually replace 3-4 teeth. If you’re missing everything on the upper or lower arch you can have implant-retained dentures made, which offer dramatically improved function over traditional dentures.
If you’ve used partial or full dentures, you know that they don’t offer as much stability as you’d probably like. The reason that implants offer a superior result is that they replace both the root and the crown of the tooth.
Roots are what give your teeth strength and “chewing power” and they also maintain and protect the current bone levels in your jaw. Implants are a long-term solution that can give you these same benefits.
How Does the Process Work?
Getting implants is easier than many people realize. It takes longer than other replacement methods, but the result lasts longer too!
The first phase of the process is placing a surgical-grade titanium post in your jaw to replace the missing root. This is actually a very easy and painless part of the process. For 3-6 months, you’ll continue to eat and function normally while the post heals and “integrates” with your existing jaw bone.
The final step is placing the crown on the implant, which will be matched to the color and shape of your existing teeth and will look incredibly natural.
Once you’ve decided that dental implants in the Financial District are for you, you’ll want to start by scheduling a consultation to make sure you’re a good candidate for the procedure.
With this replacement option, you can expect many decades, if not a lifetime, of longevity. It truly is an investment in yourself that will pay dividends for many years to come!
About the Author
Dr. Jack Share has been a general, restorative and cosmetic dentist for over 40 years. In that time has served the field of dentistry in many ways, including teaching at the university level, researching and writing. He has pursued advanced education in dental implants and loves having this option available to help restore both the smiles and confidence of his patients. He can be contacted with questions via his website, or at (617) 742-1350.
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