Losing a tooth can impede your ability to bite and chew, and it may even make it hard for you to feel confident in your smile. Dental implants can give you a second chance at robust oral health and restoring your form and function, thereby regaining your confidence back. Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery is pleased to provide dental implants for patients living in Ayer, MA and throughout the surrounding community.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small, threaded titanium posts that are carefully inserted into the jaw bone, where they serve as artificial tooth roots. Through osseointegration, a process that takes around as little as 4 months to complete, your dental implants fuse with the surrounding bone. The fusion process is why dental implants provide the degree of strength that most closely simulates that of natural teeth.

Following osseointegration, your general dentist will place a connective piece called an abutment, which will attach a custom-made prosthesis. The result is a natural-looking, long-lasting smile restoration.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are often considered a gold standard for patients who have lost one or more teeth. We recommend dental implants to Ayer, MA for several reasons:

Dental Implants Preserve Your Jawbone

The absence of a tooth and its root can lead to a gradual decline in jawbone health due to a lack of bone stimulation. Dental implants restore that stimulation by serving as new roots for new teeth, helping you avoid bone resorption and unwanted changes to your facial structure.

Implants Resemble Your Natural Teeth

Dental implants are engineered to seamlessly replicate the appearance and function of your natural teeth, providing similar strength and reliability.

Dental Implants Protect Your Surrounding Teeth

With bridges and conventional dentures, the crowns of healthy adjacent teeth need to be recontoured or sanded down. Dental implants can be placed without compromising adjacent teeth, making this an excellent investment in your oral health.

Implants Can Replace Your Entire Smile

No matter how many teeth you are missing or expect to have extracted, dental implants can provide restoration. Our oral surgeons offer All-on-4® dental implants, which can replace entire dental arches using as few as four total dental implants.

Dental Implants are a Long-Lasting Solution

Dental implants are designed to last a long time with proper maintenance and care. This makes implants one of the most cost-effective forms of dental restoration in the long run.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

To determine your eligibility for dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Garibyan and Dr. Kuang near Ayer, MA. Following an examination of your teeth and jaw, along with some questions about your medical history, your oral surgeon will let you know about the right treatment plan for you.

Virtually all patients who are missing one or more teeth will qualify for traditional, zygomatic, or pterygoid implants. The best candidates for treatment do not have any untreated gum disease, are healthy enough to undergo surgery, and have sufficient jawbone density.

What Is the Dental Implant Process Like?

There are a few steps involved in getting dental implants. These steps include:

Consultation

On your first visit, our oral surgeons will assess your overall health and oral condition to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you. We encourage you to ask any questions you may have about the procedure during this comprehensive consultation.

Preliminary Procedures

Sometimes, you may need a preliminary procedure to prepare your mouth for implant placement. This might mean having bone regenerated via a bone graft or having an unhealthy tooth extracted.

Implant Placement

On the day of your surgery, you will receive the anesthesia modality of your choice (local anesthesia vs. IV sedation) to promote your comfort and safety. Our use of 3D surgical planning offers more precise results and expedient procedures.

Recovery

After your surgery, you will leave with a temporary replacement tooth. Your implants need about five months to heal and fuse with your jawbone to ensure long-term security.

Final Restoration

Once the implants are secure, you will return to have a connective piece known as the abutment added, and then your final replacement teeth will be added by your regular dentist. Your new smile is then complete!

Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation Near Ayer

Dental implants are one of the best ways to restore your confident, healthy smile. At Premier Center for Oral, Dental Implant & Facial Surgery, we provide implant placement for the Ayer, MA community with a high level of clinical precision. Learn more about dental implants during your surgical consultation with our surgeons. Call (978) 708-0080 or schedule your appointment online today.