Do you suffer from missing teeth, but aren’t sure which treatment would give you back your smile? At Chang Dental Group, our team can evaluate your smile and help determine the best treatment needed to achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. A restored smile can give you back your confidence and help you enjoy smiling again. With missing teeth, chewing and talking can become difficult. Dental implants are one of the cosmetic treatments we offer to help give you back your smile. Dental implants are one of the most durable, long-lasting solutions for missing teeth. The implant process works to replace your tooth all the way down to the root, giving you a foundation that will allow you to have a restored smile for years to come! With proper upkeep, dental implants can even last a lifetime!
The Implant Process
A dental implant is placed in three steps – the abutment, post and dental crown. The abutment is first placed to act as the root of the tooth, providing a firm foundation for the dental crown. This abutment needs time to set in place and heal before the next step can begin. Once the abutment is fully ready, the post can then be set. The post also may need some time before the dental crown can be placed. The dental crown is custom-made to fit your smile and will look and feel like a natural tooth. The crown is color-matched to your surrounding teeth to help it blend in naturally. Once the dental crown is placed, your implant is complete giving you a fully restored tooth. Your dentist can check your implant at regular check-ups to see if any repairs or maintenance is ever needed. From start to finish, the entire implant process normally takes a few months.
If you are in search of dental implants in Natick, MA, call our office today to set up a consultation! Your dentist can evaluate your teeth and help you set realistic dental goals to fully restore your smile.