Dental Care of Wilmington
(978)694-1090 • 66-T Concord Street • Wilmington, MA 01887
Serving Wilmington, North Reading, Reading, Burlington, Andover, Woburn, Tewksbury and surrounding towns.
Dental Care of Wilmington, Wilmington, MA.
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Dental Care of Wilmington
66-T Concord Street
Wilmington, MA 01887
Dental Implants in Wilmington, MA
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where implant is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.
The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns or denture installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed, it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. Once this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration, which will be made by dental lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to be, and after a short period of getting used to the implant, it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
MINI DENTAL IMPLANTS
Mini dental implants are smaller the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
A main use for mini implants is to hold a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed in your jaw bone and they serve as the "roots" of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to these mini implants.
The small size of mini implants often means that less or no incision needs to be made to place the implant. This makes an easy recovery, and faster restoration placement.