Dental Implants – Worcester, MA
Replace One or All Of Your Teeth
When we talk about tooth replacement, most treatments only refer to the dental crown portion that makes up your smile. While replacing teeth in this way works to prevent drifting of neighboring teeth, which can be devastating to your smile and bite’s alignment, it doesn’t address the entire problem effectively. That’s where dental implants come into play. This treatment replaces the entire root structure and therefore provides full restoration of your missing tooth. If dental implants sound like the right treatment for you, give our dental office a call!
Why Choose University Dental Group for Dental Implants?
- Multiple Solutions for Minor or Severe Tooth Loss
- Start-to-Finish Convenience – Complete Your Entire Treatment Under One Roof
- Experienced, Caring and Accommodating Dental Professionals
Benefits of Dental Implants
Once your dental implant has fully integrated with your existing bone and gum tissue, you can expect restorative benefits that you cannot find from any other treatment in dentistry. Implant integration doesn’t only provide a long-lasting anchor for your replacement tooth, but it allows for blood flow and bone stimulation to occur as well! When teeth are lost, the jaw’s biting force drops significantly, mainly because the jawbone is deteriorating from lack of stimulation. Once implants are placed, your bone will be continuously stimulated and blood flow will be restored, allowing your biting force to be dramatically improved and for nutrients to properly flow to your facial tissue.
Keep in mind that dental implants don’t only improve your ability to chew foods. They also help you maintain your jaw’s natural shape and your skin’s elasticity. This means your face will not prematurely sag, which is common for those with tooth loss! Plus, unlike other forms of tooth replacement, dental implants typically last between 25 years and a lifetime when you practice daily oral care. This makes them one of the most reliable forms of tooth replacement to date.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are one of the most versatile forms of tooth replacement available today because they can be used to replace single teeth or all the teeth in a single arch. Below, you’ll find a number of methods we can perform to solve your unique tooth loss case.
Missing One Tooth
To replace a single tooth, we place a single titanium implant inside of your jaw and give it time to heal over the next several months. Once fully healed, we’ll be able to create a permanent restoration that sits on top. This restoration is made from porcelain in order to best blend in with your smile and remain durable over the next few decades.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Fitting dental implants with bridges is quite common and can be done to replace multiple consecutive teeth in your arch. Additionally, implant-retained bridges do not require the removal of existing tooth enamel because implants are strong enough to hold the restoration on their own. Typically, a pair of dental implants will hold a three- or four-crown bridge.
Missing All Teeth
If you need to replace teeth on opposing sides of your mouth or all the teeth in your arch, we can customize either a full or partial denture to snap on top of dental implants. If you struggle with your current denture because it never stays in place, dental implants can create a more stable restoration overall. You can also have the implant-retained denture be removable or fixed, depending on your preference.
Start to Finish Convenience
Because our dentists are trained and qualified to place dental implants and restore them with high-quality restorations, you don’t have to travel to multiple dental offices just to have your teeth replaced via dental implants. While this is common practice throughout the country, University Dental Group is proud to make the implant and restoration process more convenient every step of the way. Overall, it makes treatment more efficient and avoids the risk of your needs getting lost in communication between multiple dental professionals.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
It’s important to note that the cost of your dental implant treatment will vary depending on your needs. For example, if you need to have periodontal therapy or bone grafts performed to make your treatment viable, the cost will be higher on average. Additionally, needing a 3-unit bridge over a single implant-retained crown will increase costs because the restoration is more complex and requires more time and expertise to create. With that said, dental implants are widely considered to be more cost-effective than other tooth replacement methods because of their restorative benefits, longevity, aesthetic and minimal maintenance.