Dental Implants are artificial tooth root replacements. Dr. Johnson at Newton Prosthodontics can take care of simple cosmetic procedures to full mouth reconstruction. There are other restorative options for missing teeth, but in many cases, implants are the only option for restoring functionality. Implants are more functional than bridges and dentures, as well as more permanent. Keep in mind that dentists do not need a license to perform implantation; however, prosthodontists are the specialists who should perform this particular procedure.

Dental implants are indistinguishable from other natural teeth. An implant is an “artificial root”, which looks similar to a screw. The implant is precisely placed into the jawbone and is generally accomplished in a single sitting. Sometimes, with the assistance of computer analysis and design, the teeth can be placed on the same day as the initial implant placement. Other times, a period of healing is required prior to placing the tooth, which attaches to the implant.

In either scenario, replacing the missing tooth or teeth can improve one’s smile cosmetically, functionally, and structurally. Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth, to support dentures, and to support bridges. Dr. Johnson has been an integral part of cutting-edge implant therapy since the 1980s.

There are many advantages to dental implants, mainly lack of bone atrophy, restored ability to chew, improved cosmetic appearance, look and feel of natural teeth, and implants don’t need any adhesive or overnight soaking. Implants always involve an in-depth conversation with a professional.

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