Have you lost a tooth to decay or gum disease? Dental implants are an excellent solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants look and feel just like your own natural teeth and have been performed successfully for decades. Boston periodontist, Dr. Thomas Mone performs dental implants for patients who wish to have a more permanent solution for their dental restoration.
Dental Implants Placed by a Boston Periodontist
Dental implants are placed in stages. Our Boston periodontist will first implant the base of the dental implants, titanium posts, into your jaw bone. Titanium is utilized for various implants, as it is compatible with the body. When implanted by our Boston periodontist, they are able to fuse with the bone in a process called osseointegration. This takes place over a period of several months and creates a strong bond for the base of your dental implants. At this point, abutments are secured to the posts of your dental implants, by our Boston periodontist, which will serve as connectors between the implants and the crowns. Crowns are the only portion of dental implants that are visible. Abutments make dental crowns appear as if they rise up from the gum line, just like your natural teeth.
To place dental implants successfully, there must be sufficient density in the jaw bone. Our Boston periodontist can help you determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants although bone grafting may be an option to prepare you for the procedure. This can be done during your dental implant consultation.
The Versatility of Dental Implants Placed by a Boston Periodontist
Implants are versatile, and though on their own they are as the closest simulation of your natural teeth, they may also be used to support other dental appliances. Dental implants have been placed, by our Boston periodontist, to anchor dental bridges for one or two missing teeth and also to lend stability to a full set of dentures.
Dr. Thomas Mone, located in Braintree, MA, is a periodontist who serves patients from Boston, MA, Quincy, MA, and Miton, MA. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!