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Dental Implants: Replacing Missing Teeth

Dental Implants Weston MA

Dental implants are biocompatible tooth roots that restore missing or severely damaged teeth. In addition, dental implants are a highly preferred option for missing teeth due to the natural-looking results.  This cosmetic dental procedure is permanent and lasts for several years. Learn more about dental implants below and contact us today.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a biocompatible tooth root that is surgically inserted into the jaw bone. The implant offers structural support for the placement of dental prosthetics like crowns, bridges, and dentures. Once drilled into place, the dental implant permanently bonds with the natural jawbone, becoming a secure anchor point for the attachment of the dental prosthetics.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

The primary function of dental implants is to offer support for dental prosthetics. The benefits of choosing dental implants include the following.

  • Improves chewing and speaking- because implants are deeply inserted into the bone, patients cane at and speak confidently. They do not need to worry about their tooth or teeth falling out.
  • Aesthetics- a missing tooth comes with a lot of challenges. This includes discomfort and speech difficulty. Fortunately, dental implants regain a patient’s self-confidence. The area of speech, including phonation and pronunciation, that was once affected, is also corrected once you get the dental implants and artificial teeth permanently fixed into place.
  • Improvement of oral health and hygiene- the space left by a missing tooth/tooth can act as a hollow on which food debris is deposited. Without proper oral hygiene, the food particles harbor bacteria that, in time, become hazardous. Finding tooth replacement with the aid of implants serves the purpose of restoring proper oral health and hygiene.


Your dentist will first conduct a thorough dental exam, medical review, and request X-rays to assess the adequacy of the jawbone. Should implants be recommended, the procedure is discussed and scheduled.

The procedure is quite simple. In brief, the dentist drills into the bone structure to create the foundation of the implant. The post is then placed deep into the jawbone. Healing will take several weeks as the jawbone needs time to bond with the implant. However, the patient is likely to receive a temporary crown or bridge to use in the meantime. Once the area has healed, the permanent placement of the dental prosthetic occurs. 

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Learn More

Replacing missing teeth restores chewing and speaking capabilities. Although dental implants are ideal, some patients may be recommended other options like bridges and dentures. Find out if implants are right for you. Weston Dental Specialists Group offers many cosmetic dental procedures including dental implants. Contact our team of prosthodontists today. Call (781) 894-0347 or book an appointment online. Our office is located at 56 Colpitts Road Suite 4-6 Weston, MA 02493.

Weston Dental Specialists Group proudly serves Weston, Wellesley, Sudbury, Wayland, and neighboring towns. New patients are always welcome. Additionally, we welcome you to explore our website to learn more about our services.  Should you have any questions, contact our team today.

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