Dental Implants in Plymouth, MA
Dental implants are the best options for most patients who are missing one or more teeth, and who would like to retain the look and feel of their natural teeth.
In Samoset Family Dental, we love to provide our patients with these life-changing options enabling our patients to rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak and laugh.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants preserve jawbone.
Similar to the natural teeth, dental implants preserve the integrity of your jawbone and your facial structure. Without implants, the jawbone tends to shrink and even the surrounding teeth may begin to deteriorate.
Dental implants preserve adjacent teeth
Dental implants look and function like the natural teeth. They replace missing teeth without compromising the neighboring teeth, unlike a crown or a bridge.
Dental implants have long-term success
Dental implants are as strong and as functional as the natural teeth. They stay put and do not come loose like dentures nor do they decay like natural teeth. Dental implant treatment is the tooth replacement option with the highest documented success rate of 95% to 98% well over fifteen years.
Dental implants are taken care of as you would with your natural teeth
Caring for dental implants is a breeze. You can brush and floss just like you would with your natural teeth.
Clinical Steps of Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium post, similar to a tooth root, placed into the jawbone where the tooth is missing. After two to six months the bone will grow around the implant in a process called osseointegration, creating a strong foundation for an artificial tooth. For this surgical step, we’ll refer you to a trusted periodontist or an oral surgeon we’ve worked with for over ten years.
The next step is to attach an abutment to the implant. This is the part of implant that will support the final crown.
The last step is to have a crown (cap) restoration crafted and fastened onto the abutment. Crowns will give the implant a natural looking and functional finish. Read more about crowns here.
How can I get it started?
Dental implants are a proven restorative solution with a success rate of 95 to 98 percent well over fifteen years. If you are seeking dental implants as an option, please contact us or schedule a consultation with Dr. Sheng. Also, ask about implant supported denture as a solution for patients missing multiple teeth or missing whole set of the teeth.