Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, denture, or bridge. Dental implants can be life-changing for anyone who’s experienced tooth loss. Implants allow you to eat and speak normally. They also prevent your jawbone from deteriorating—a process known as bone atrophy.
With tooth loss affecting millions across the world, dental implants rank highly on the list of long-term solutions.
Here at Unident Dental Center of Walpole, we recommend dental implants in East Walpole to healthy individuals who have sufficient bone tissue and healthy gums to undergo dental implant surgery. Besides these two critical considerations, our dentist will also evaluate other aspects of your medical history to determine whether you’re a suitable candidate for this surgical procedure.
The entire process of getting dental implants requires several months and involves three crucial stages; placing the implant, attaching the connector post and crown placement. Between the installation of the implant and the attachment of the connector post or abutment, there’s a healing period that stretches several weeks. For healing to be considered successful, your bone needs to fuse with the titanium tooth root in a process known as osseointegration.
Dental implant surgery is performed under anesthesia. Unident Dental Center of Walpole offers local anesthesia with the option of sedation. If you experience extreme anxiety, you may choose to get general anesthesia, in which case you’ll be asleep or knocked for the entirety of the procedure.
So why do people choose dental implants? The reason is that dental implants offer long-term value to the patient in many ways. Here’s how:
Tooth loss negatively impacts your life in many ways. Outside of making it harder to eat, tooth loss can result in low self-confidence as well as lead to bite problems and bite collapse. If you’ve lost your teeth, choosing dental implants near you can turn your life around.
Reach out to Unident Dental Center of Walpole today to book a consultation with our dentist in East Walpole.