Wrentham patients seeking the best replacement for missing teeth learn about dental implants
Patients missing natural teeth may feel self-conscious about their appearance and the function of their smiles. They may cover their mouth when speaking with others or laughing because they feel embarrassed in social situations. It is essential that patients in and around the Wrentham area who are faced with tooth loss speak with a professional about the best tooth replacement options for their smiles. This is because replacing missing teeth as soon as possible can keep a variety of other problems from occurring such as poor speech and chewing efficiency and the shifting of the existing teeth.
There are many methods of tooth replacement available for patients at Advanced Dental Practices. Dr. Ross Palioca and his team may suggest one of three solutions, including:
- Dental bridges
- Dental implants
One of the most highly recommended solutions for patients who are proper candidates is dental implants. Dental implants are perfect for replacing one or more teeth. These titanium posts are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw and can be completed using dental crowns, bridges, or dentures – depending on the needs of the patient. These restorations are extremely versatile and play an important role in restorative dentistry.
Patients who are appropriate candidates for dental implants are those who have sufficient bone structure. Healthy bone structure is necessary to ensure successful placement of the implant into the jaw. Without it, the implant may not become secure and may fail. When proper bone structure is available, the process of osseointegration can occur, during which the bone fuses to the implant solidifying it in place. This allows the implant to last a lifetime and enjoy extremely high success rates of 98 percent following placement by a qualified dentist.
A call to Advanced Dental Practices in Wrentham, MA is the first step in achieving a beautiful, fully restored smile after tooth loss. Call (508) 456-7111 and schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Ross Palioca and his team. Using some of the latest technologies and the best methods for tooth replacement, patients can rest easy knowing they are in good hands!