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How Dental Implants Work

What your dentist in Seekonk wants you to knowdental implants

You’ve been thinking about dental implants, but you’re not sure how they work. You’re also not sure if they’d work for you. The truth is dental implants are a perfect solution for just about everyone who has an incomplete smile due to missing teeth. Dr. Frank Casarella in Seekonk, MA, wants to share the facts about how dental implants work and why they will work for you too.

Dental implant treatment begins with the placement of the dental implant screw in your jawbone, through a simple in-office procedure. Dental implant screws are made of titanium, which is a uniquely bio-compatible material that your bone actually fuses to. The screw will function as the “root” of your missing tooth.

After initial placement of the implant, your body will produce more bone to fuse with the implant. This process may take a few months before your implant is stable enough to put a crown on. In other cases, temporary dental implant crowns can be placed over the implant screw on the same day.

After the healing period is complete, your dental implant becomes a stable, permanent part of your smile. Dental implants are very successful because of the bio-compatible nature of the materials; your body won’t reject the implant. In fact according to the American Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons, the dental implant success rate is over 95 percent!

In addition to the high success rate, there are other advantages to dental implants, including:

  • Cosmetic beauty, because they look just like natural teeth, only better
  • Stability, because they are fused in bone, locking them in place
  • Convenience, because you brush and floss them just like your natural teeth
  • Permanence, because they don’t move around like partials and dentures can

Dental implants can also help you look younger because they help to maintain the bone in your jaw, which helps create youthful contours and a firm jawline.

You don’t have to settle for old-school tooth replacement methods like partials, dentures or bridgework. You deserve to look your best, and it all starts with a complete and beautiful smile. Dental implants are the answer you've been waiting for. To find out more about what dental implants can do for you call Dr. Frank Casarella at in Seekonk, MA. Call today!

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