A dental implant is an artificial replacement for a lost or missing tooth that enables an individual to improve their oral health, their bite and their smile. When an individual incurs dental issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, or trauma that results in an extraction, they should consider having a dental implants Salem MA treatment.
A dental implant is integrated into the patient’s jawbone. Although one of its main purposes is to restore or improve one’s smile, it also slows the acceleration of jaw bone loss that occurs when a tooth is missing. It also allows for a patient to eat whatever foods they wish and may not have been able to before due to the effects the missing tooth had on their mouth.
The only way to determine if a dental implants treatment is right for you would be to talk with a dental implants Salem MA specialist, Dr. Garber. A complete examination of your mouth, along with x-rays, would be necessary. This helps determine whether there is sufficient bone structure for the implant to be successful. In some cases, patients may not have enough gum tissue or bone density, this doesn’t mean they can’t benefit from a dental implants Salem MA treatment, it just means that Garber Family Dentistry may need to perform a simple procedure prior to placing the implant.
Once the determination has been made by the dental implants Salem MA expert, the treatment plan can commence. Dr. Garber would first surgically implant the post into the jawbone, which is the first part of this two part treatment. Once there has been sufficient healing time for the bone and post to fuse, the second part of the treatment can be completed. In the final part of the treatment, an abutment is placed on the post through a small incision in the gum. A custom made artificial crown is then bonded to the abutment completing the treatment.
A dental implants Salem MA procedure can take anywhere from three to nine months to complete but the results are a natural looking, natural feeling, permanent artificial tooth and great looking smile, as well as, a healthier bite and mouth.
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