A long-term solution to missing teeth: dental implants
Created on March 15, 2020
Drs. Peck, Velastegui, and Homsi of Taylor Street Dental in Springfield, MA work directly with patients to help them choose the solutions most appropriate for their dental needs. When patients have had one or more teeth lost or extracted, they need to speak to their dental team about replacement options. When individuals are seeking a permanent solution, they may be introduced to one of the most desirable solutions to missing teeth: the dental implant.
What is a dental implant and how does it work?
Our dentists describe the dental implant as a tooth root replacement. The implant is made with titanium, a metal that is biocompatible with the body. Titanium is often used in many areas of medicine because of its success. The material is strong and safe, and can help patients in a wide range of situations. During oral surgery, our dental team places the implant in the area where a tooth is missing. The top of the implant, called the abutment, is then covered with a dental restoration such as a dental crown, a bridge, or a full denture. The dental implant anchors the restoration in place as the bone wraps around the implant and provides a strong, durable foundation.
What are the advantages to dental implants?
There are many reasons why patients consider dental implants. They are:
- Long-term. Dental implants are permanently placed into the jaw bone, and are held in place with the growth of the bone called osseointegration. The restorations on the implant may be replaced, but with proper care, the implant itself will last a lifetime!
- Durable. Dental implants derive their strength from the bone of the jaw, ensuring strength and durability for proper function and dependability.
- Natural-looking. Dental restorations placed over the implant are made to match the existing teeth for a natural look.
Springfield, MA patients can work with Taylor Street Dental to improve their smiles!
Have you considered the benefits of dental implants? Are you interested in finding out if you are a good candidate for dental implants? The team at Taylor Street Dental is pleased to help patients choose the dental restoration solution best for their needs. Find out more by calling (413) 781-7645 and speaking to our team about tooth replacement options.