What Dental Implants Can Do for You
By David B. Rosen, DMD
August 16, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Are you thinking of getting dental implants?

The first modern titanium dental implant was placed over 30 years ago by a Swedish orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Per Ingvar Branemark. Since implantsthen, they’ve only continued to grow in popularity and development. This restorative procedure rejuvenates and strengthens your smile. Thoroughly designed prosthetics replace your natural teeth. Your smile is a life-long investment, you shouldn’t be afraid to show it off. Dental implants give you the smile you deserve. Dr. David Rosen provides implant dentistry to patients in the Lexington, Northwest Boston, and the surrounding areas. Contact his office today to learn more.

 

Dental Implants

Dental implants are biocompatible fixtures surgically placed into the jawbone. Dental implants consist of several parts: a titanium post that's inserted into the jawbone, a screw that secures an abutment over the titanium post, and a crown matching the rest of your teeth.

 

The Implant Procedure at Your Lexington Periodontist

The procedure is straightforward.

  1. The titanium post is surgically inserted into your jaws to replace the missing tooth root. It provides stability and strength, preventing weakening and shrinkage of the jawbone.

  2. After inserting the titanium post, Dr. Rosen seals your gums and allows 3 to 6 months for osseointegration (a process of the post fusing to the rest of your jawbone) to occur.

  3. After healing is complete your Lexington dentist re-opens the area above the titanium post, inserts a screw, places an abutment above the screw, and finally secures a crown on top that matches the rest of your teeth.
     

Caring for Dental Implants

To take proper care of your dental implants, make sure you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. A change in diet may also be beneficial. Eating plenty of fruits and vegetables while avoiding sugary foods prevents the accumulation of plaque.

 

There are several advantages to dental implants:

  • They restore bite and chewing function.

  • Act as replacements for one or multiple teeth.

  • Complete your smile and set of teeth.
     

Are you missing teeth? If you're interested in finding out more about dental implants, call Dr. David Rosen, in Lexington, MA and serving residents of Lexington, Northwest Boston, and the surrounding areas. Call (781) 862-4550 to learn more.

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