Dental Implants Lexington MA | Teeth Replacement
Dental implants are the best permanent option for teeth replacement. Patients prefer them because dental implants also preserve the jawbone. Your jawbone deteriorates from tooth loss over time. Fortunately, implants are inserted into the jawbone which allows for the permanent tooth replacement and jawbone preservation.
What are dental implants?
Implants are artificial titanium tooth roots used for teeth replacement. Many patients can benefit from dental implants. However, those suffering from bleeding disorders, radiation treatment, uncontrolled diabetes, and other health conditions may not be eligible for the procedure. During your examination and consultation, we will discuss your medical history and current medications to narrow the best teeth replacement options for you.
Why does tooth loss occur?
Tooth loss can happen due to periodontal disease, severe tooth decay, and injury. Maintaining great dental hygiene is important to protect your teeth. Be sure to visit us for your routine dental exams and cleanings. Also, brushing twice a day and flossing daily will help maintain a healthier smile.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is not painful. We use a local anesthetic for your comfort. Afterwards, you may notice mild discomfort which is easily relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Implants require regular dental care. Brush twice a day and floss daily. Remember to visit us for exams and cleanings. Your dental implants can be affected by periodontal disease, which is known as peri-implantitis. This results in implant failure.
How much are they?
Implant procedures vary in cost. For example, a patient may need tooth extraction or bone grafting before receiving a dental implant. Your examination will determine your unique procedure and cost.
Overall, teeth replacement is essential for your oral health. Contact us today to schedule an exam and consultation. We want to help you plan your dental treatments. Call (781) 861-7645 or book online.