Leland Dental provides dental implant restoration services in Hanover, MA. To find out more or schedule a consultation, call our office at 781-826-8395.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are functional, attractive replacements for damaged or missing teeth. Dentists and patients believe they are the most advanced replacements for missing teeth.
The difference between implants and other dental restorations is that implants bond with the jawbone to create a solid attachment. Implant-secured restorations will not slip, shift, or damage adjacent teeth as bridges and traditional dentures may sometimes do.
We offer multiple types of dental implant restorations to meet your needs:
Single-Tooth Dental Implants
This implant type replaces one tooth at a time. It consists of a small titanium post that bonds with the jaw, a stainless steel cap or abutment, and a dental crown.
Full Arch Dental Implant Restorations (Teeth in a Day)
Teeth in a Day technology allows most of the work for implant-supported dentures to happen in one appointment. Extracting teeth, inserting the implant anchors, and placing a temporary replacement arch can occur on the same day. After the implants heal, you can receive your permanent installation.
Implant overdentures combine the best features of dentures with the security of implants. Implants anchor the denture in the mouth, making it easier to eat and speak. The dentures come out for cleaning and at night.
Implant-supported bridges can replace a few teeth at a time. Unlike traditional bridges that can damage neighboring teeth, implant-supported bridges are sturdy and reliable.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Eat Whatever You Want
When you have dental implants, you can generally eat what you like. You do not have to worry about food damaging your implants or getting stuck under your dentures.
Protect Jawbone Strength
Implants of all kinds help to stimulate the jawbone. With missing teeth or traditional dentures, the jawbone lacks chewing stimulation and can break down over time.
Improve Your Appearance
While dental implants have many health and structural benefits, they can also rejuvenate your smile. Missing teeth cause a sunken look in the cheeks and can age your appearance. Implants keep your face looking youthful and your smile bright.
Are You a Good Candidate for Implants?
Good candidates for dental implants share these characteristics:
Sufficient Jawbone Mass
If you have had missing teeth for some time, you may need a bone graft to bulk up your jawbone before receiving an implant. Teeth in a Day and implant-supported overdentures require less jawbone mass than single-tooth implants, and you may be able to skip a bone graft.
You will need healthy gums to receive dental implants. If you have existing gum disease, it will need treatment before you can receive implants.
General Good Health
You will need to be healthy enough for the dental implant procedure. If you have slow healing times or a suppressed immune system, implants may not suit you.
Why Choose Leland Dental?
We offer a broad selection of dental services for every family member. We want to be your dental home base where you bring your entire family to support their oral health. We offer expert guidance on dental implant restorations and how they can help boost oral health and enhance your smile.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Call Leland Dental
Call Leland Dental's Hanover, MA, office at 781-826-8395 for more information on dental implants and how they can help you restore your smile.