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What To Know Before Getting Dental Implants?

In general, dental implants might be right for you if you:

  • Have one or more missing teeth.
  • Have a jawbone that's reached full growth.
  • Have adequate bone to secure the implants or are able to have a bone graft.
  • Have healthy oral tissues.
  • Don't have health conditions that will affect bone healing.

How Dental Implants work?

Dental implants are changing the way people live! Let our experienced, knowledgeable implant specialists help you rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life. After all, everyone deserves a perfect smile!

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the sturdiest, steadiest tooth replacement because they fuse directly with your jawbone. Before teeth implants, there were no securely fixed prosthetics available for people who lost all their teeth. Today, our team at Maria Cardenas DMD can replace a single tooth, several teeth or full jaw with dental implants and a fixed crown or bridge that results in a permanent, stable and highly aesthetic solution. Dental implants are the most permanent solution to missing teeth, and even better, there's no need to destroy your good, healthy tooth structure. Dental implants are the sturdiest, steadiest tooth replacement because they fuse directly with your jawbone. (See one of our Implant cases before and after photos attached)

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If you think of your tooth root as a screw or an anchor that holds your tooth in place, implants are no different. When the dental implants are positioned in your jawbone, they bond with your Implant BLOGS natural bone. The implanted screws become a stable foundation for as many new teeth as you need.

A connector known as an abutment is placed on top of the dental implant to hold and support your crowns. The crowns, which is the tooth is placed on top of the abutment.

The dental community has been using the modern implant successfully for over 30 years now. They are the most durable devices available to support replacement teeth – and even better, they allow these new teeth to feel, look and function naturally.

When performed by a trained and experienced dental implant dentist, dental implant surgery is one of the safest and most predictable procedures in dentistry.

Who Do Dental Implants Benefit?

Dental implants can be a smart choice for adults of all ages, whether you were born without a tooth or have had to have teeth removed due to injury, infection or decay. They can also be an option for adolescents, once facial growth and development has been completed. Generally, this occurs around age 16 for girls and age 18 for boys.

The benefits of teeth implants go beyond the aesthetic--they can also help prevent bone deterioration and preserve your facial structure. And the professional team at Maria Cardenas DMD makes the dental implant process easy. We lead the New England area in dental implant experience and continually work Implant BLOGS with the top implant surgeons and digital treatment planning softwares to offer you the latest technology and techniques. We guide you through each step of the implant process, from placing the dental implant to restoring the final tooth.

The Advantages

Here are four significant benefits of dental implants, compared to alternatives such as dentures and bridges:

  • You’ll look and feel great. Dental implants feel, look, fit and function like healthy, natural teeth.
  • They’re so comfortable you don’t have to think about them. 
  • You brush and floss them just like you do your natural teeth – no need to remove them for cleaning.

They also help you retain your natural face shape and smile. They’re built to last.  Dental implants that are properly cared for can last many decades. Many other options, including certain types of dental bridges and dentures, may need to be replaced as often as every 5 to 10 years, requiring a more significant investment of time and money.

You can live life with confidence. Your dental implants will be secure, so they won't slip or click when you talk, eat or laugh. You'll also find that your speech is more natural. With dental implants, you'll have the peace of mind to eat what you love, say what you want to say, be as active as you want and smile broadly.

They protect facial bone and healthy teeth. Leaving empty spaces in your mouth after losing one or more teeth can lead to health issues such as jawbone deterioration. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that helps stimulate bone growth and prevent bone loss. Getting dental implants as soon as possible after losing a tooth helps prevent bone loss at the site. Also, dental implants don't require grinding down adjacent teeth to anchor bridges or attach partial dentures. (Photos of one of our cases attached bellow)


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