If you’re missing teeth, dental implants are one of the most technologically advanced ways to make your smile whole again. Frank Varinos, DDS, Jemin Kim, DMD, and the team of dental experts at Varinos Dental Associates of Newburyport offer high-quality dental implants to replace your missing teeth with a prosthetic that looks and feels incredibly natural. To learn more, call one of their conveniently located clinics in Newburyport, Peabody, Haverhill, and Winthrop, Massachusetts, or book a visit online today.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that your dentist or oral surgeon surgically inserts into your jawbone where you’re missing a tooth.
They’re made from biocompatible materials like titanium or ceramic that your body doesn’t recognize as a foreign substance, so they’re able to fuse with your jawbone as it heals from the surgery to place them.
Once your dental implant has fused with your jawbone, it provides a strong, sturdy foundation that your dentist can fit with a restoration like a crown, bridge, or dentures.
The combination of a dental implant and restoration gives you a full replacement tooth (or teeth) that looks, feels, and functions just like the real thing.
Implants are a state-of-the-art solution for replacing missing teeth. They mimic the natural structures of your smile and have an incredibly high success rate. Some of their benefits include:
Restoring proper speech, chewing, and digestion
Maintaining and enhancing your facial tissues
Resolving joint pain or bite problems
Restoring confidence in your smile
Dental implants also have a few advantages over other tooth replacement solutions. Unlike bridges, implants don’t require you to shave off enamel from any of your natural teeth.
And unlike both bridges and dentures, implants are directly connected to your jaw, so they provide your bone tissue with healthy stimulation that helps to prevent bone loss.
The team at Varinos Dental Associates of Newburyport can place your dental implants and restore your smile with a few visits to one of their clinics.
During your first visit, your dentist takes X-rays or scans of your smile to assess the best site for your implants and whether your jaw is healthy enough to support them.
You need a significant amount of bone tissue in your jaw for implants to properly work. If you’ve experienced some bone loss, or simply have a smaller jawbone, your dentist might need to do a bone graft before you can get your implants.
Once your jaw is ready for your implants, your dentist makes a small incision in your gums, drills a tiny hole in your jawbone, and places the implant inside. Over the next few months, your implant and your jawbone will fuse together as they heal from the surgery.
After your implant has fused, you come back to get your abutment, a tiny post that connects to your implant, sticks up through your gum, and connects to your restoration.
With your abutment in place, your dentist takes an impression of your smile and sends it off to a lab that makes the restoration. If you’re getting a crown, Varinos Dental Associates of Newburyport might be able to mill it in-office with their CEREC® same-day crown machine.
Your dentist seals your restoration to your abutment, and your tooth replacement is complete. You leave the office with a smile that feels like you were never missing a tooth in the first place.
Get started with your dental implants today. Schedule a consultation with Varinos Dental Associates of Newburyport by phone or online