East Longmeadow Dental Implants
Sometimes a tooth cannot be restored. In these instances, a permanent replacement tooth is necessary. If a damaged tooth is still present it will be removed completely, and then a dental implant will be placed. An abutment and crown that fits over the implant will look and act like your natural tooth once did.
To begin the process, your prosthodontist will thoroughly examine your teeth and gums and evaluate bone density and quantity. This may involve X-rays and computer tomography scans (CT scans) to ensure there is sufficient bone structure for placing the implant(s), and to determine exactly where the implant should be placed.
There are a number of dental implant treatment options. Based on the condition of your oral tissues, oral hygiene and personal habits along with other factors, your prosthodontist will advise you of the most appropriate dental implant treatment plan. Among the options available are conventional implants, mini implants and teeth in a day treatment approach when a crown can be placed on the same day as the implant. Once a treatment approach is decided upon your prosthodontist will advise you as to how long the entire treatment process will take, how many appointments will be necessary and what you can expect after each procedure.
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