Dental Implants, Artificial Teeth
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide support & stability to a removable partial or complete dentures.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone by Dr. Violette.
Reasons why dental implants may work for you:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
- Restore a confident healthy smile
- Restore chewing, speech, and proper digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
The crowns that are attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore the patient's confidence and smile!
What is the process for dental implant patients?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to evaluate a patients bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant.
While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself onto the bone for up to six months.
Based upon your dental treatment plan, the implant restoration may begin immediately, or your dental implant may be completely covered by your gums for a healing period, requiring a two-stage procedure.
After several weeks of healing, the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete.
After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
How do patients care for their dental implants?
Caring for dental implants is as easy and important as caring for your natural teeth.
Simply brush and floss as your dental hygienist suggests. Your dental team is there for you to provide dental longevity and protect your dental investments.
The office of David P. Violette, D.D.S., P.C., a dental practice in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts, provides quality dental services throughout the southeastern MA region, encompassing Plymouth County MA and the cities & towns of West Bridgewater MA, Middleboro MA, Raynham MA, Easton MA, Brockton MA, East Bridgewater MA, Halifax MA, Plympton MA, & other southeast MA towns and communities.