Many patients in the Shrewsbury, MA area have to deal with restoring their smile after tooth loss. Natural tooth loss can occur for a variety of reasons, including trauma, aging, or disease. When patients are faced with the loss of natural teeth, they need to speak to a dentist as soon as possible about restoring their smile for both aesthetic and functional reasons.
Dr. Levenson and experienced dental team help patients determine their best option for restoring full beauty and function after tooth loss by conducting a comprehensive consultation and evaluation. There are many methods dentists can use to address the issue of missing teeth, including dental bridges, partial dentures, and dental implants. When patients have plenty of bone structure intact and they are seeking a solution for restoring a single tooth, dental implants are often recommended as the best alternative.
Dental implants are made from ultra-strong titanium, which is very compatible with surrounding oral tissues. Most implants are two-part prosthetics comprised of a post, which looks like a screw, and an abutment, a small piece which connects the final restoration to the implant. An implant is surgically placed into the jawbone in a short in-office procedure. This procedure is very precise, and our patients feel very comfortable throughout.
The situation of the implant within the jawbone mimics that of natural teeth roots, giving restorations significant strength. The stability of dental implants leads to a level of efficiency not available with any other type of tooth replacement. Implants may hold restorations including crowns, for single-tooth replacement, bridges, for multiple-tooth replacement, and even full dentures. Not only does a smile look very natural with dental implants and their restorations, but efficiency in biting, chewing, and even speaking is retained.
Dental implants have a number of advantages over their alternative counterparts. Implants are strong, durable restorations made to last over the patient's lifetime when properly maintained. They are stand-alone, permanent, and provide patients with improved self-confidence. Many patients prefer this restoration over other solutions available, due to the numerous ways in which it can improve the function and beauty of the smile.
Dr. Levenson is a general and cosmetic dentist providing dental implants in Shrewsbury, MA. He is proud to offer patients comprehensive dental care and restorative solutions through Levenson Smile. Patients are welcome to contact his practice and schedule a consultation visit to learn more about the benefits dental implants can provide.