Do you have a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth? Do you have a tooth that needs extraction? Are you wearing a removal prosthesis that makes you feel uncomfortable or insecure? If so, you’re likely considering your long-term goals and options available to you. A dental implant from Martins Dental Partners in Beverly, MA may be the perfect solution.

A dental implant is a fantastic, permanent solution that looks just like your natural tooth while restoring normal function and strength to your smile. When a tooth is lost, forces become distributed on adjacent teeth, weakening healthy teeth and affecting their stability making them more vulnerable to attrition and heavy stresses where loosening and shifting can occur. If you leave missing teeth unrestored, opposing teeth may over-erupt towards the edentulous space, affecting the periodontal health of the opposing teeth and affecting the stability of occlusion. In addition, in most cases the adjacent teeth will eventually shift, trying to close the space created by the missing teeth, leading to malocclusion and spaces between adjacent teeth.

By choosing dental implants, you will save your occlusion stability, opposing teeth integrity, adjacent teeth alignment, and periodontal apparatus health. Dental crowns, bridges, or dentures can be used in combination with a dental implant to replace multiple missing teeth. Dental implantation surgery is completely painless and is performed under local anesthesia for your comfort. If an implant cannot be placed immediately following an extraction, a temporary tooth will be placed in the space left by the missing tooth. After the required healing has taken place, the implant will be topped with a custom-made crown matching your existing teeth. The final treatment plan will be dependent upon a conversation with Dr. Martins regarding your long-term goals and a thorough review of all of your options.

If you’re missing a tooth you owe it to yourself to consider a dental implant. Implants are the longest-lasting option for tooth replacement because dental implants actually become part of your jawbone making them the only permanent solution to tooth loss. Other methods of tooth replacement such as removable dentures and bridgework often need to be replaced over time while dental implants last a lifetime!

If a dental implant sounds like an amazing way to replace your missing tooth, reach out to Dr. Valerie Martins of Martins Dental Partners in Beverly, MA to discuss your options. Dr. Martins, a Board Certified Periodontist, has placed over 1,000 implants; helping countless patients achieve the healthy, beautiful smile of their dreams. Call Martins Dental Partners at 978-288-1946 or visit our website to schedule a complimentary consultation today!