Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Fall River, MA

Dental implant restoration is a practical, natural-looking tooth replacement option. If you’re missing one or more teeth, a dental implant can replace both the crown and the root of the tooth. Dental implants are ideal for healthy, permanent, and stable tooth restoration.

During your initial consultation with the dentist, you’ll discuss various treatment methods and options to restore your smile and improve your overall oral health.

How Does it Work?

Dental implants can replace one or several missing teeth and provide a long-term solution. We offer the best dental care to ensure you’re safe and comfortable during your dental implant procedure. The dentist will determine which type of implant will give you the best results. Please keep in mind this is a surgical procedure. You’ll have to come back to our Fall River office 2-3 times throughout the entire process. The dentist will place the implant and a titanium screw in the jawbone. Your mouth will have to heal from surgery for a short period before the dentist can complete the restoration. Depending on your unique case and ideal results, the type of implant the dentist chooses to use may vary.

Types of Dental Implants:

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Single crown
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Bridge
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Denture

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What to Expect?

Work with the best dentist to achieve your perfect smile. Once your dental implant is secure, it will mimic your natural teeth. You can speak, chew food, and drink normally. The implant is just as strong as a natural tooth and will perfectly match your teeth’ size, shape, and color to blend seamlessly into your smile.

Give us a call today 508-644-0555 to learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry. The Admire Dental Fall River, MA team is always here to answer any questions or concerns!

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Frequently Asked Questions?

What are Dental Implants?

This is probably the most obvious and common question to ask before you get dental implants. Dental implants are prosthetics that replace the missing tooth. It’s basically a small titanium fixture that the dentist places in your jawbone. The dentist can then attach a:

  • Fixed bridge
  • Capsule (single crown)
  • Full denture
  • Partial denture

Once the implant has integrated into the bone, the dentist attaches the artificial tooth or teeth to it using a structure called an abutment. The process involves three components: the implant, the abutment, and the artificial tooth.

Implants are surgically put in the jawbone by a dentist. Implants are your missing teeth’s roots. They are made of titanium and fuse with your jawbone. This means that they won’t cause bone damage, noise, or slippages like fixed dental bridges or dentures. The materials are also not susceptible to decay, unlike regular bridgework that supports natural teeth.

What are the advantages and drawbacks of dental implants?

Advantages

Dental implants can replace a permanent tooth, or multiple teeth, that have been lost because of gum disease or dental decay. They are durable. These implants can enhance your smile, confidence and allow you to eat what you want, as well as your ability to live an active lifestyle without worrying about your tooth health. Dental implants made from titanium are resistant to decay and will not cause any problems.

Drawbacks

The cost of treatment may increase if there is not enough bone available to place the implant. In this case, bone and gum transplantation procedures may be necessary and it is worth the initial investment.

Who are good candidates for dental implants?

You must be in good health and have good dental care. To support the dental implant, you must have sufficient bone structure in your jaw and healthy gum tissue.

You are a good candidate for dental implants if you:

  • Have one or more of your teeth missing?
  • You can have enough bone to secure the dental implant or you can get a bone transplant.
  • Maintain healthy oral tissues
  • You are unable to wear dentures
  • Do not have any medical conditions that could affect bone healing
  • Want to improve your speaking skills?
  • You can commit to the process for a few months
  • Do not smoke, or are you willing to quit smoking?
How to care for dental implants?

Use a Soft Nylon Brush

You may need to change toothbrushes after receiving dental implants. Nylon toothbrushes have bristles that are flexible and gentle on dental implants. To reach areas around your implants, you can use a Proxabrush.

Avoid toothbrushes with hard bristles as they can scratch your implants. After your dental implants have been placed, it is best to avoid any metal instruments for cleaning your mouth. Keep brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing as often as you can.

Avoid using abrasive products

After you have your dental implants, it is important to continue to use sensitive cleaning products such as toothpaste and mouthwash because harsh products can cause severe discomfort.

Avoid intense flavors like cinnamon or mint in your oral hygiene products. They can cause discomfort and a stinging sensation in the mouth.

Floss Daily

Flossing is more important than ever with dental implants. Plaque can build up around implants and cause other problems. There are many flosses that are specifically made for dental implants. It doesn’t mean you should skip brushing your teeth.

Sticky/Hard Foods are to be avoided

Implant damage can be caused by eating hard/sticky food. These foods can also cause damage to the other teeth. You should avoid these foods after having implants:

  • Ice
  • Caramel
  • Dried fruits
  • Hard candy
  • Hardshell tacos
  • Potato chips
  • Carrots