Dental Implants — Boston, MA
Permanently Rebuild Your Complete Smile
A missing tooth is a small thing, but it can cause big problems. Your remaining teeth can eventually shift into the open space, which not only makes them crooked, but can also change how your jaw fits together. This can lead to chronic pain, unconscious teeth-grinding, and it even makes you more vulnerable to gum disease! This isn’t even mentioning the effect it can have on your self-confidence, and the problems are only compounded if you are missing multiple teeth.
Thankfully, you can now replace them using the most complete and reliable solution available today, dental implants in Boston. These unique restorations can permanently rebuild your complete smile using a method that replaces missing teeth both above and below the gumline. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation and discover how dental implants can change your life!
Why Choose Dr. Jack B. Share, DDS For Dental Implants?
- Partnered with the Best Local Oral Surgeons
- Can Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth
- In-Network with Both Delta Dental & Blue Cross Blue Shield
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a comprehensive approach to tooth restoration that does what no other procedure can: replicate a tooth from root to crown.
Rather than simply giving you a fake tooth that sits on top of your gums, dental implants are held firmly in place using a small titanium post that is surgically placed into your jaw. Over time, it naturally bonds with the surrounding bone tissue to form a solid foundation in your jawbone. Not only does this give it the stability and functionality of a natural tooth, but it also ensures the long-term health of your gums and jaw. The roots of your teeth stimulate circulation in your jawbone, so when a tooth goes missing, that area of the jaw begins to deteriorate. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that can stop this process thanks to their unique placement!
When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, nothing provides the reliability, longevity, and aesthetics like dental implants can. They are the most comprehensive solution today, which is why more and more people are choosing them to complete their smile.
The Dental Implant Process
When you come in to see Dr. Share about getting dental implants, he will start by examining your mouth and gums to make sure they will work for you. Candidates typically need to be in decent overall health, and have an adequate amount of healthy jawbone to support the posts. Once he decides to proceed, the process involves 3 basic steps:
- You will be referred to a local oral surgeon who will place the implant into your jawbone.
- You will be given 3-6 months to heal, as well as allow the implant to bond to your jaw.
- On your final visit, Dr. Share will place your new dental prosthetic.
The placement procedure is a very minor surgery, and most people only require local anesthesia for it to be completely painless. The length of the healing period will depend on your particular situation, and is mostly to allow the implant time to meld with your jawbone (which is a natural process called osseointegration). After your prosthetic has been placed, you’ll have very little sensation in the implant itself, but your smile will be fully functional again. They are extremely easy to maintain; all it takes is regular brushing and flossing to keep them looking new for decades.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many ways to replace teeth, but only one option can give you a unique set of benefits that can’t be compared to traditional methods, and that’s dental implants. They have widely become one of the most popular solutions for tooth loss because of the positive impact they bring not just for your smile’s appearance, but your long-term oral health as well. If you’d like to learn more about their benefits, feel free to schedule an in-person consultation with our office. Of course, you can always read about them ahead of your appointment below.
You’ll be using your dental implants every day (clearly), whether you’re speaking, smiling, or chewing your favorite foods. However, if you’re wondering what those day-to-day benefits actually are, consider the following:
- Dental implants are incredibly versatile, which means you can replace any number of teeth. Even those with severe tooth loss can take advantage of them! For example, an entire arch of teeth can be held with just four to six implants.
- Maintaining your dental implants is relatively straightforward. With consistent at-home oral care and regular dental checkups, you can protect your implant for decades to come.
- There’s no need to worry about your tooth replacement shifting out of place or falling out. Once they are fully integrated and healed, they will not move out of place whatsoever. This should give you the confidence to smile, eat, speak, and laugh without worry.
Dental implants are about so much more than just the appearance of your smile. Consider the health benefits below ahead of your next visit:
- Dental implants are sturdy, which means they can break down just about any food you throw at them. This includes crunchy apples and thick steaks!
- Since dental implants fuse with bone tissue, you’re providing your jaw the regular stimulation it needs to keep your biting force strong. This prevents it from breaking down and changing shape.
- Keeping a balance and nutritious diet is substantially easier with dental implants. A positive diet is crucial to enjoying a better quality of life.
There’s a reason dentists consider dental implants a long-term investment. Many benefits can be experienced years down the line, including the following:
- When placed by a professional, dental implants have an extremely high success rate. On average, about 95% of dental implants are successful. That success rate maintains even after having dental implants for decades!
- Implant posts are designed to improve blood flow to the rest of the face, ensuring it does not appear sunken or hollow. Tooth loss often triggers accelerated signs of aging, making dental implants a great way to reduce these side effects.
- Dentures and bridges are known for needing replacement every several years or so. In contrast, dental implants can last for decades without needing replacement, saving you money.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
A dental implant be topped with a variety of dental prosthetics. Implants are extremely versatile and can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch of missing teeth. For a single tooth, a porcelain crown will be attached to the implant post. Dental porcelain is just as strong and durable as natural enamel and is able to completely mimic a tooth in shape, size, and color. That means the only person who will notice that you have had dental work will be you.
With a bridge, two implant posts will be attached to adjacent crowns to help fill in the gap in your smile. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth, four to six posts can be used to support a set of dentures that fit better, last longer, and provide you the kind of bite force completely unmatched by traditional dentures.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
It’s normal to be concerned about the cost of dental implants in Boston, which means you might look for the cheapest choice; however, you’ll get what you pay for. Instead, it’s better to consider several factors to ensure you’re making the right decision for a long-term investment in your smile. We’ll provide you with a customized estimate during your initial consultation and discuss your payment options. Although every plan is unique, here’s what you can typically expect to pay.
Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery
Your treatment will consist of multiple phases, each with separate costs. You won’t need to pay the entire amount at once, making it easier to afford your new smile. Generally, you can expect to pay for:
Your implant dentist in Boston, Dr. Share, works with many reputable oral surgeons, who will have their own fees for treatment.
The Parts of Your Dental Implant
The foundation of a dental implant is a post, which is commonly made of titanium or zirconia. Besides the number of posts needed, the material used will also influence the cost. When choosing a material, it’s best to consider its longevity to ensure it lasts for as long as possible. Our office uses trusted brands to promote the long-term success of your new smile. We’ll be transparent about the costs, so you know exactly what you’ll need to pay.
Final Dental Implant Restoration
The restoration is a leading factor to the amount you’ll pay, such as if you need a single crown, a bridge, or a denture. Generally, it costs less to replace a single tooth, but if you’re missing several teeth, it’s more cost-effective to use a bridge or denture than treating each one individually. Just as with the post, the material used to make your restoration will affect the price.
Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Every dental insurance policy is unique, but most plans won’t cover the entire cost of the treatment. Often, your benefits can be used to offset certain steps in your treatment, like the consultation, X-rays, or restoration. We will work on your behalf with your dental insurance company to file the necessary claim forms to maximize your annual benefits. We will take the time to explain how your coverage is being used and if you owe a remaining balance. We are proud to be in-network with:
- Delta Dental Premier
- BlueCross BlueShield Dental Blue Indemnity
Making Dental Implants Affordable
We accept several payment options to keep your treatment within your budget. Besides traditional methods, as we also accept third-party financing with CareCredit. Based on your credit’s approval, you are given the funds you need. You’ll repay them using a plan that fits your finances.
If you’re ready to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Boston, we have the affordable solutions you need to invest in a complete smile. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.