Do your missing teeth make your life a little less enjoyable every single day? Are you constantly adjusting your diet, choosing different words, or avoiding smiling because of them? If so, then dental implants can easily solve all of those problems for life. These restorations offer the next best thing to natural teeth, and now, you can get this state-of-the-art treatment right here in Braintree at Pinnacle Dental. If you’re ready to finally put your tooth loss behind you, give us a call today.
Unlike other replacements, dental implants actually bring back both parts of a tooth, the root, and the crown. A titanium post is placed within the jawbone, bonds with it, and helps secure a new crown, bridge, or denture. This approach brings with it several advantages:
Do you want to know more about the dental implant process? At Pinnacle Dental, we have the training and technology necessary to offer the placement and restoration of dental implants at the same location. That’s because we believe that our patients should have convenient access to one of the best dental treatments available. Read on to learn more about the entire process of receiving dental implants.
Dental implants can be used to help patients with any number of missing teeth. They just need to have a mouth and jawbone healthy enough to support the new roots. When this has been confirmed via an exam, our team can use implants to renew the smile in the following ways:
A single dental implant root can be placed between two remaining teeth and topped with a porcelain crown without disturbing them at all. This is much less invasive compared to a traditional bridge.
Rather than using individual implants to replace multiple teeth, just a few can provide support for a prosthetic like a bridge or partial denture. Compared to traditional removable ones, implant bridges and dentures are shown to have a better fit, more lifelike appearance, and more durability as well.
Patients missing all of their teeth along a single row can effectively replace them using just four to six implants that are attached to a full denture. Once in place, this denture can be trusted to never slip or slide, allowing a patient to eat whatever they like with complete comfort.
At most other dental offices in the area, implant patients are forced to visit multiple doctors to have their roots placed and their new teeth attached to them. With Pinnacle Dental, however, patients are able to get everything they need right here in our Braintree dental office. From beginning to end, you’ll work with the same dentist and team to ensure your implant journey is as smooth as possible, helping you rebuild your smile without unnecessary stress.
Every single dental implant treatment we provide is personalized based on a patient’s unique situation and needs. Because of this, the cost can vary quite a bit as well. We can go over all pricing information when you come to see us for an in-person consultation. Even though implants tend to be more expensive upfront compared to traditional bridges and dentures, they are an investment that will last for decades, meaning patients avoid spending thousands on periodic maintenance that traditional bridges and dentures require.
Dental implants are a major investment. We understand that it’s important for you to be as informed as possible before you make any decision that affects your smile in the way dental implants do. That’s why we’ve gathered a few of our most frequently asked questions about implants for your convenience.
No! At most other dentist’s offices, you might have to visit a separate specialist, like an oral surgeon, in order to have your implants placed and restored. However, at Pinnacle Dental, we perform the entire process here under one roof. From your initial consultation to the placement itself to the custom restoration installation, we can make sure your journey to a more natural-looking smile is an easy one.
Yes, but you’re at a greater risk for complications and implant failure than non-smokers. Using tobacco slows down the body’s natural process of healing. The success of your implants depends on your jawbone’s ability to heal and grow around the implant posts, so you don’t want smoking to mess with that. Additionally, smoking increases your risk of contracting peri-implantitis, a form of gum disease most common in those with recent dental implants. Smoking irritates the gums and soft tissues in the mouth, making them more likely to get infected. If you’re a smoker who is considering getting dental implants, this would be an excellent time and reason to quit. If you need some help kicking the habit, ask one of our dentists. They would be more than happy to provide you with the resources you need.
Yes, but, like smokers, you are at a greater risk for complications. Both types of diabetes can negatively affect your body’s ability to heal and fight off infections. This is especially true when your blood sugar levels remain uncontrolled. Before getting dental implants, it’s a good idea to speak with your endocrinologist or primary care doctor about the risks involved. Furthermore, it never hurts to try and get your blood sugar levels under better control. Being diabetic doesn’t automatically mean you can’t get dental implants. It just makes the process slightly more difficult. However, it will be worth it to have your beautiful, stable new smile.
Most patients report very little discomfort following their dental implant placement. In fact, they often report that it hurts significantly less than a tooth extraction. Our office is equipped with the technology to offer sedation, local anesthesia, and general anesthesia to make sure you are nice and comfortable before your procedure. Moreover, we can prescribe plenty of pain relievers and possibly antibiotics to aid you in the healing process.