Endodontic Center P.C.
Endodontics
1256 Park St., suite 203, Stoughton, MA 02072
781-341-1211

Dental Implants

Dental Implant Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

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Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that their teeth appear natural and that their facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are small titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With dental implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.

If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During this consultation visit, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by Dr. Jose Hoyo. Your questions and concerns are important to us. Our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

Procedure

For most patients the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. The first procedure is to extract the tooth that will be replaced with an implant. Bone grafting is then placed in the extraction site to preserve the bone level and grow new bone so that there is a solid foundation for the implant. A short healing period is necessary before an implant can be placed.

The second procedure is the implant placement. The dental implant is surgically placed into the jawbone beneath the gums and will require a period of 3-6 months for the jawbone to bond with the implant. If you wish your general dentist will be able to provide you with a temporary denture to wear during the healing process.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone Dr. Jose Hoyo will uncover the implant and attach a small healing collar. Then your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Following this, a post is attached to the implant and the crown or tooth replacement is then made over it. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months and most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.