Implants Specialist

Advanced Dental Centers

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Norwood, MA & Weymouth, MA

When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are by far the most technologically advanced solution. If you want a more modern solution for replacing missing teeth, schedule an implant consultation with Advanced Dental Centers, which has two state-of-the-art clinics conveniently located in Weymouth and Norwood, Massachusetts. Their team of implant experts can restore your smile and make you forget you were ever missing teeth in the first place. Book your visit today by calling the office or making an appointment online.

Implants Q & A

What are implants?

Dental implants are an incredibly advanced solution for replacing missing teeth. They’re small, titanium posts implanted in your jawbone, where they perform like artificial tooth roots.

Because the body doesn’t recognize titanium as a foreign substance, your jawbone actually fuses with the dental implant, providing all of the same health benefits as a natural tooth root and serving as a sturdy foundation on top of which your dentist can affix a crown, bridge, or dentures.

What are the advantages of implants?

Dental implants improve your smile, both cosmetically and functionally. When combined with a crown, bridge, or dentures, dental implants replace your missing teeth with a solution that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. They also don’t require any special maintenance and can be cared for just like the rest of your teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings. 

Dental implants also have a number of advantages over other restorative options. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants are more firmly connected to your smile, so they won’t slip around or feel bulky in your mouth. And the procedure for placing your dental implants doesn’t require the removal of any enamel from your teeth, unlike a bridge, for example.

Dental implants also provide healthy stimulation to your jawbone, preventing bone loss typically associated with missing teeth. 

What’s the process for getting dental implants?

First, your dentist takes an X-ray of your smile to determine the best location for your implant. Advanced Dental Centers uses high-tech panoramic X-rays in all of their procedures. Next, your dentist gently makes an incision in your gum and drills a small hole in your jawbone. They insert the implant directly into your bone socket, stitch up your incision, and send you home to heal. 

Your implant fuses with your jawbone over the next few months, at which point you come back to get your abutment, which is a small post that connects to your implant and sticks up out of your gum line. It serves as the connecting point between your implant and your restoration. 

As soon as you’ve healed from your abutment placement, your dentist takes an impression of your mouth used to fabricate your bridge, permanent dentures, or CEREC® same-day crown, then seals your restoration in place with dental cement. You’ll leave the office with a smile that looks and feels like it was never missing a tooth in the first place.

Don’t wait any longer to give yourself a full and healthy smile. Schedule your implant consultation today by calling the offices of Advanced Dental Centers or booking a visit online.