If you have a missing tooth or teeth, or need to have a tooth extracted, dental implants may be used as a replacement. Center for Progressive Dentistry offers implant treatment from start to finish, including removal of teeth, placement of dental implants, and restoring the implants with crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Since implants were first introduced, they have helped millions of patients replace their missing or damaged teeth. The technology and sophistication of treatment has reached a level where the vast majority of cases are successful. Dr. David Scardella has received training to properly handle most cases right in our office.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Think of an implant like a titanium artificial tooth root. Once the artificial root has healed with the jawbone, an attachment can be placed to secure a crown or denture.
Single Tooth Replacement
If you have a missing tooth or need to have a tooth extracted, a single dental implant may be the solution. Implants offer a “one tooth solution” for a “one tooth problem.” Unlike bridges, dental implants do not involve the surrounding teeth. When the crown is placed on the implant, it is separate from the neighboring teeth, allowing for optimum cleaning and esthetics. Implants can be used to replace front teeth or back teeth.
Multiple Teeth Replacement
Implants can also be used to replace multiple teeth. A bridge can be made to join multiple implants.
Replacing All Your Teeth with Dental Implants
If you are in a situation where all your teeth need to be replaced, or you already have dentures, dental implants can help. Implants can be placed with attachments to secure a loose fitting denture. This is especially helpful for loose lower dentures.
Dental implants can also be used to replace all your teeth with a fixed bridge. No more taking your denture out at night because these bridges are not meant to be removed.
What Is the Process Like?
Dental implant surgery is relatively minor, but before we decide if it’s right for you, we’ll conduct an evaluation to make sure you are healthy enough to receive implants. After you are approved as a candidate for the procedure, the implants will be placed, followed by a healing period that usually takes a few months.
Once the implants have integrated with the jawbone, a mold of your teeth will be taken and sent to our laboratory where the final crown will be fabricated. During the last appointment, the crown will be securely attached to your implant.
FREE Dental Implant Consultation
Center for Progressive Dentistry will clearly identify all the options to replace your missing teeth. If you have any questions about whether you might benefit from dental implants, please contact our Duxbury dental office to set up a consultation with Dr. David Scardella. Your free consultation will include a panoramic x-ray.