Are missing teeth affecting your ability to speak, chew, or smile?

Replace missing teeth with dental implants otherwise, know as implant dentistry. An efficient and durable solution for missing teeth. It is one of the many dental treatments Dr. Ameli uses to help patients achieve their dream smile.

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  • Why it is important to replace missing teeth
  • How dental implants work
  • Your suitability for treatment
  • Your dental implant options
  • The procedure
  • Implant dentistry at ARID Newton-Wellesley

Improve your quality of life

Dental implants are a small, bio-compatible fixture. They can be inserted into your jaw bone at the site of a missing tooth or teeth. A prosthetic crown is then attached to give your smile a natural and healthy appearance.

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Also known as:tooth implant, fake tooth, replacement tooth, implant tooth, implant, tooth replacement, implantation dental.
Desired results:People want dental implants because they feel self-conscious or uncomfortable with their smile. Dental implants are a long-term solution that look and feel like natural teeth.

Do you have a missing tooth or teeth?

Or perhaps you’re wearing a denture? Or about to lose all of your teeth due to gum disease? Missing teeth not only look bad, they also affect your ability to eat. With implant dentistry, you can replace an entire tooth and look after your jaw, remaining teeth and bite.

Losing one or more teeth will lead to chewing disorder. This can have a significant influence on the rest of your body. It also leads to esthetic problems and can create many communication problems.

A dental implant is a small and bio-compatible fixture. It is inserted into your jawbone at the site of a missing tooth. The implant is a durable and strong replacement root that a prosthetic replacement tooth can be attached to.

If you are suffering from a missing tooth. An implantation dental procedure may be beneficial for you. Replacing teeth improves function, appearance and your self-confidence.

Based in Newton-Wellesley and servicing the wider Boston area, ARID is a team of board-certified specialists who can help treat your missing teeth.

Dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing teeth.

Dental implants and the prosthetic tooth replace the whole tooth. There is no better way to replace one or more missing teeth.

This treatment takes care of your jawbone health. When you lose a tooth the jawbone around the missing tooth starts to waste away. Placing a dental implant at the site of the missing tooth gives the jawbone something to fuse with. This prevents losing jawbone density.

What is a tooth implant?

There are three parts to what is described as an implant tooth:

  • The implant device itself, known as Titanium or Zirconium fixture.
  • The abutment – the piece which connects the implant device to the third part (crown or the denture)

The ideal tooth replacement option

Replacing one tooth can prevent more teeth becoming loose and falling out.

  • The overlying crown

Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement. This is because the implant lasts a lifetime. The prosthetic tooth will be changed every 10-15 years. Which is dependent on your oral health.

Steps for replacing missing teeth with implant dentistry

The procedure for replacing missing teeth by implant-supported crowns involve several stages:

  1. Treatment plan. Clinical examination and X-ray & CT-Scan analysis by the implantologist
  2. An implant fixture replaces a missing tooth root. First, your mouth is cleaned and prepared for your treatment. Then the area receiving the implant or implants is numbed. The implant fixture is inserted into the site and replaces the gap where your missing tooth was. You will need some recovery time for the implant to fuse with your jawbone. (Note; It is now possible in some conditions to avoid the healing period by doing an immediate provisional crown at the same time as the dental implant placement.)
  3. An abutment piece connects the implant to the crown is added. After the implant fixture has been set in place and fused with your jawbone. We can then add an abutment piece. This looks like a small metal post to which your prosthetic tooth or crown will be placed. There is no recovery time needed after this step.
  4. The custom-made crown is placed on top. After we’ve added your abutment pieces, the process is almost complete. Finally, we fix your crown to the abutment piece and add the finishing touches to your mouth. This is to ensure everything appears natural and esthetically pleasing. Our patients can usually go about their daily activities after having their crown fixed.
  5. Maintenance. Proper oral hygiene, routine dental checkups, are important for the longevity of the implant and the prosthetic.

Our Dental Implants Boston Patients

Located half an hour outside Boston, ARID Newton-Wellesley can treat all your dental needs under one roof. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service at our state-of-the-art facilities.

Our highly qualified team’s approach to dentistry means we maintain a patient-centered approach. Speak to us about whether or not dental implants are right for you.

Whether you need implant dentistry, or other cosmetic and restorative treatment, the team at ARID Newton-Wellesley can help you.

ARID Newton-Wellesley also offers full-arch dental implants:

Booking Your Appointment

Are you suffering from a missing tooth or teeth? Or about to have a tooth removed? We recommend you seek the advice of a board-registered prosthodontist or periodontist with experience in both implant dentistry and reconstructive dentistry to see if this procedure can be beneficial to you.

To request a dental implants consultation with our board certified prosthodontist, Dr. Ameli, please contact us today.

Questions and Considerations

Am I a good candidate for this treatment?

Before undergoing treatment patients must undergo a medical/oral health evaluation. This will determine if the implant placement procedure poses any risk. It will also determine if any factors exist that could negatively affect the healing capacity of either jaw bone or associated soft tissues.

Who can receive tooth implants?

Patients who are medically fit to participate in a general oral surgical procedure.

Who should consider getting this treatment?

Patients who have medical or other conditions which may interfere with the healing process of either their bones or soft tissues* must carefully evaluate, with their board-certified prosthodontist the potential risks and benefits of using dental implants.

*e.g., connective tissue disorders, steroid therapy, bone infections, osteoporosis, bone density loss, or cigarette smoking.

I’ve previously been told I’m not qualified for an implant

If you have been told you are not qualified or not have enough bone for implanted teeth, you may want to consider having a consultation with a board-certified prosthodontist who is also a board-certified periodontist or implantologist.

Dr. Ameli is a board-certified prosthodontist.

What difference can a board certified prosthodontist make?

The radiograph on the right represents a patient who has been wearing denture for many years. This patient had been previously told she did not have enough bone to be considered for an implant.

After careful examination and detailed evaluation of both arches using advanced dental-imaging-software (NobelClinician Software®). Dr. Ameli could help the patient to regain her confidence and feel rejuvenated. Having fixed prosthesis anchoring to her dental implants, and not be embarrassed due to wearing dentures.

What precautions should I take for implant treatment?

Implant Dentistry should not be used in patients who have inadequate amounts of bone to permit placement of implants in sufficient size and numbers to support their biomechanical loads.

Mechanical failures, including fatigue fracture of implants, prosthetic screws, and/or abutment screws, may occur if dental implants are insufficient in size or number to support their biomechanical loads, or are not properly positioned.

To reduce the risk of overload or fatigue failure, your board-certified specialist will carefully place the implants and design prosthetics to accommodate the physical or medical conditions of the patients, such as bruxism (i.e., grinding or clenching of teeth) or unfavorable jaw relationships.

What are the benefits of replacing missing teeth?

  1. Improved appearance – from a cosmetic perspective, dental implants look like your own teeth. If they are done correctly, they can also provide you with a much more beautiful smile.
  2. Improved speech – dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that a denture might come loose.
  3. Improved comfort – they become a part of you, eliminating the discomfort of removable dentures.
  4. Improved eating –they function like your own teeth, allowing you to better chew and digest your food.
  5. Improved self-esteem – dental implants can help you to look younger and feel better about yourself.
  6. Improved oral hygiene – allows for easier access between your teeth, so you can brush and floss better.
  7. Improved oral health – unlike a tooth-supported bridge, dental implants do not require reducing other teeth. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact, improving your long-term oral health.

Things you need to know before getting dental implants

  1. Ameli feels strongly that the preservation of natural teeth should be considered the best treatment option. However dental implants offer a great alternative if this is impossible.
  2. Be aware an implant is a prosthetic device. It only resembles the biological tissue which it is replacing, and functions with limitations.
  3. Patients who want to have implants must commit to a meticulous oral hygiene routine. This includes flossing, brushing and regular (every 3 months) dental visits to help protect the supporting tissues from any disease.
  4. Dental implants require a great deal of maintenance and routinely need to be checked by specialists. They are biologically inert and cannot defend themselves against existing microorganism of oral cavity.
  5. It is not unusual that bone around your implant may deteriorate. Unlike natural dentition, you may not experience any pain or discomfort. Due to reasons including bacterial invasion, you may lose the implant and surrounding bone. So make sure you visit your specialist dentist every 3-4 month for examination.
  6. Because dental implant placement is a surgical procedure, candidates must be in good overall health, or under the care of a board-certified specialist.
  7. Successful fusion of the bone to the implant requires good periodontal health, so people at higher risk of experiencing gum disease—such as those with diabetes or those who smoke.
  8. If you’re on medication (such as bisphosphonate) to treat osteoporosis, or bone density loss, make sure to discuss it with your board-certified specialist before undergoing any treatment.
  9. Clinicians, dental clinics and dental implant manufacturing companies may recommend you extract your teeth and replace them with implants. Please be wise and seek a second opinion from a board-certified prosthodontist/ periodontist before embarking in such irreversible treatment options.

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