Dental Implants in Sudbury, MA

Solutions for Tooth Loss

Living with missing or damaged teeth can hurt your self image and make it harder to eat, speak and smile. In recent years, advanced dentistry has produced stunning restorations that can keep patients smiling. With dental implants, you can regain the full function of a complete smile and enjoy the confidence boost that comes with it. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are prosthetic teeth designed to look and perform like the real thing. If you have damaged or missing teeth, dental implant surgery can replace them with lifelike prosthetics.

Dental implants are comprised of three parts:

  1. The titanium fixture
  2. The abutment
  3. The prosthetic  

The titanium fixture is the base of the prosthetic. The fixture is inserted into the jawbone, where a process called osseointegration fuses the titanium post to the jaw. 

The abutment serves as the connector between the fixture and the prosthetic. The prosthetic is the crown or bridge that will be visible to people when you eat, speak, and smile. It’s secured to the fixture by the abutment. 

a model set of teeth displaying how dental implants work
a child on top of an older mans shoulders outside, both smiling

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have many advantages over removable prosthetics including:

  • Permanence
  • Lasting performance
  • Natural appearance
  • Promotes jawbone health
  • Resistance to tooth decay

The Dental Implant Process

The entire dental implant process will require multiple visits to our Sudbury dental practice over the course of several months. When choosing dental implants as your choice restoration, you can expect to go through the following stages:

During an initial consultation,  Dr. Ye will determine if dental implants are right for you by examining your teeth, gums, and jaw. In some cases, supplemental surgeries like bone grafting are required to prepare patients for implants.

Before Dr. Ye makes an incision in your gums, we’ll provide a local anesthetic to ensure you don’t feel a thing. These incisions are where the implant will heal and fuse itself to the jawbone via osseointegration. 

Once you’ve healed properly, a process that usually takes about three to six months, you’ll return and have your permanent restorations attached to the implanted fixture.  

Frequently Asked Questions

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