Dental Implants — Boston, MA
Rebuilding Your Beautiful Smile
Your smile impacts every aspect of your life. If you have lost teeth to decay, gum disease, or an injury, replacing them as quickly as possible will help you avoid the health complications and the emotional distress associated with missing teeth. Thankfully, when it comes to rebuilding your smile, there’s no better option than dental implants! Dental implants are a natural-looking, permanent replacement solution that can beautifully strengthen your smile and let you regain your active lifestyle. At Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates, we offer several dental implant options to help patients permanently replace missing teeth and create stronger, healthier smiles. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation!
Why Choose Kraft & Schrott Dental Associates For Dental Implants?
- Dr. Schrott: Prosthodontist with Years of Experience in Implant Dentistry
- Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth Permanently
- Flexible Financing Options to Help Make Dental Implants Affordable
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small post made out of titanium, a highly durable and biocompatible metal. It is surgically placed into the jawbone where a missing tooth’s roots used to be. Afterwards, it will fuse with the surrounding bone tissue over the course of three to six months. While the mouth is healing, the implant is slowly but surely anchoring itself into place to essentially become part of your mouth. Once the integration process is complete, you’ll have a strong, comfortable, and reliable foundation for your new tooth! But first, you’ll return to our office so that we can attach a titanium abutment to the implant post. The abutment allows us to securely attach a custom restoration to the implant, resulting in a smile that looks and feels as natural as possible. This crown, bridge, or denture will be shaded and shaped so that it is virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your pearly whites. Rebuilding your teeth from the roots up gives you a smile that looks, feels, and functions just like natural once again.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a number of benefits for eligible candidates. Some of the most significant advantages associated with this tooth replacement include:
- A comprehensive replacement: Because dental implants take the place of both the missing tooth and its supportive root, you won’t find a more stable or longer-lasting option than dental implants.
- High success rate: Dental implants have a success rate of more than 95 percent.
- Increased comfort: Compared to other options in tooth replacement, dental implants offer more comfort and make it easier to speak clearly.
- Promote a balanced, nutritious diet: Stable dental implants allow you to eat all of your favorite foods, including health-promoting items that keep you healthy and feeling great.
- Long-lasting: When cared for properly, dental implants can be expected to last a lifetime.
- A boost in confidence: Thanks to your improved appearance and chewing ability, you’re likely to feel much more confident after receiving your dental implant.
- Preserve your jawbone: Implants stimulate the jawbone to prevent it from breaking down.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Once you and one of our implant dentists have determined that you are a qualified candidate for dental implants—and that these are indeed the best tooth replacement option for you—then your unique needs will dictate which type of implant procedure is best.
Missing 1 Tooth
If you are missing one tooth due to decay, gum disease, or injury, we can replace that tooth with a single dental implant. Our periodontist, Dr. Schrott will place a titanium post in your jawbone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. Over a period of a few weeks, this implant and the surrounding bone tissue will fuse to form a solid foundation for your new porcelain crown, which will be placed by one of our highly skilled restorative dentists.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you are missing more than one tooth, whether those teeth are consecutive or not, your complete and healthy smile can be restored with several dental implants. Our team will be able to determine the number of implants you need to firmly support your tooth restorations, which could be a bridge or a partial denture. These will be custom-designed in a dental laboratory to fit perfectly alongside your remaining teeth.
Missing All Teeth
For our patients who already wear full dentures, as well as those who have recently lost all of their teeth along one or both arches, we offer implant dentures. Traditional dentures rest on top of the gums and are held in place by suction, the muscles of the cheeks and tongue, and when necessary, denture adhesive. Implant dentures are secured to dental implants by snapping onto implant attachments, which hold the dentures firmly on your implants.
For patients who have been missing all of their teeth for some time and have suffered bone loss as a result, All-on-4 can usually support a complete denture without necessitating bone graft surgery. For this unique procedure, we will place four implants along your arch of missing teeth in strategic locations to provide maximum support for your new teeth. Once the implants are in place, we can immediately attach your new custom-made denture, which you’ll wear day and night.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants cost more than other options in tooth replacement, but they are certainly worth the investment. In fact, over time, they may end up costing you less than a traditional denture or crown and bridge, as these non-implant supported options will need to be replaced periodically as the bone structure weakens and wears away.
There is no single sticker price for dental implants, so the total price you pay will depend on certain factors — like how many teeth you are missing, where in the jaw they are located, how healthy your jaw bone is, and more. To understand the cost of your tooth replacement, we invite you to schedule a consultation with your dentist in Boston today. No matter the price, the multiple benefits of dental implants make them well worth it!
Dental Implant FAQs
Before you receive your dental implants in Boston, it’s important to make sure you completely understand the process – what needs to happen, what you can expect during the process, and so on. If there’s anything you’re uncertain about, you should never hesitate to ask your team at Kraft & Schrott; that’s what we’re here for, after all! If you don’t find the answers you’re looking for below, feel free to call us with your own questions.
How Old Do You Need to Be for Dental Implants?
Practically anyone who needs a permanent tooth replaced should consider dental implants! While some teenagers may need to wait for their jaw to finish growing before getting dental implants, there are hardly any other age restrictions. Typically, a patient will need to be older than 16 or 18, and there is no upper age limit. As long as you are healthy and have adequate jawbone density, you can likely get dental implants.
Does It Hurt to Get Dental Implants?
Just like with any other dental surgery, your mouth will be numbed before dental implant surgery, and you’ll be appropriately sedated. Afterwards, you may experience some discomfort, but you can control it with ibuprofen or other painkillers. You’ll normally be able to return to work and daily activities the next day. The discomfort and bruising should only last for a short time; if they suddenly grow worse, contact us immediately so that we can act quickly and prevent any long-term complications from developing.