Are missing teeth affecting your ability to speak, chew, or smile?

Replace missing teeth with dental implants, also known as implant dentistry. An efficient and durable solution for missing teeth. It is one of the many dental treatments Dr. Ameli uses to help patients achieve their dream smile.

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  • Why it is important to replace missing teeth
  • How dental implants work
  • Your suitability for treatment
  • Your dental implant options
  • The procedure
  • Implant dentistry at ARID Newton-Wellesley

Improve your quality of life

Dental implants are a small, bio-compatible fixture. They can be inserted into your jaw bone at the site of a missing tooth or teeth. A prosthetic crown is then attached. This gives your smile a natural and healthy appearance.

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Also known as:tooth implant, fake tooth, replacement tooth, implant tooth, implant, tooth replacement, implantation dental.
Desired results:People want dental implants because they feel self-conscious or uncomfortable with their smile. Dental implants are a long-term solution that look and feel like natural teeth.

Do you have a missing tooth or teeth?

Or perhaps you’re wearing a denture? Or about to lose all of your teeth due to gum disease? Missing teeth not only look bad, they also affect your ability to eat. With implant dentistry, you can replace an entire tooth. You can also look after your jaw, remaining teeth and bite.

Losing one or more teeth will lead to chewing disorder. This can have a significant influence on the rest of your body. It can lead to esthetic problems and can create many speech problems.

A dental implant is a small and bio-compatible fixture. It is inserted into your jawbone at the site of a missing tooth. The implant becomes a durable and strong replacement root. A prosthetic replacement tooth is then attached to the root.

Maybe you suffer from a missing tooth. An implantation dental procedure may be beneficial for you. Replacing teeth improves function, appearance and your self-confidence.

ARID is based in Newton-Wellesley and servicing the wider Boston area. We are a team of board-certified specialists who can help treat your missing teeth.

Dental implants are the most effective way to replace missing teeth.

Dental implants and the prosthetic tooth replace the whole tooth. There is no better way to replace one or more missing teeth.

This treatment takes care of your jawbone health. If you lose a tooth the jawbone around the missing tooth starts to waste away. Placing a dental implant at the site of the missing tooth gives the jawbone something to fuse with. This prevents losing jawbone density.

What is a tooth implant?

There are three parts to what is described as an implant tooth:

  • The implant device itself, known as Titanium or Zirconium fixture.
  • The abutment – the piece which connects the implant device to the third part (crown or the denture)

The ideal tooth replacement option

Replacing one tooth can prevent other teeth becoming loose and falling out.

  • The overlying crown

Dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement. This is because the implant lasts a lifetime. The prosthetic tooth will be changed every 10-15 years. Which is dependent on your oral health.

Steps for replacing missing teeth with implant dentistry

The procedure for replacing missing teeth by implant-supported crowns involve several stages:

  1. Treatment plan. Clinical examination and X-ray & CT-Scan analysis by the implantologist
  2. An implant fixture replaces a missing tooth root. First, we clean your mouth and prepare for your treatment. Then we numb the area receiving the implant or implants. The implant is inserted into the site and replaces the gap where your missing tooth was. You will need some recovery time for the implant to fuse with your jawbone. (Note; It is now possible in some conditions to avoid the healing period. This is done by doing an immediate provisional crown at the same time as the dental implant placement.)
  3. An abutment piece connects the implant to the crown is added. After the implant fixture has been set in place and fused with your jawbone. We can then add an abutment piece. This looks like a small metal post to which your prosthetic tooth or crown will be placed. There is no recovery time needed after this step.
  4. We then place the custom-made crown on top. Once we’ve added your abutment pieces, the process is almost complete. We then fix your crown to the abutment piece and add the finishing touches to your mouth. This is so everything appears natural and visually pleasing. Our patients can go about their daily life after having their crown fixed.
  5. Proper oral hygiene and routine dental checkups are important. This is be ensure the long-life of the implants.

Our Dental Implants Boston Patients

Located half an hour outside Boston, ARID Newton-Wellesley can treat all your dental needs under one roof. We pride ourselves on offering great service at our state-of-the-art practice.

Our highly qualified team maintain a patient-centered approach. Speak to us about whether or not dental implants are right for you.

If you need implant dentistry, or other cosmetic and restorative treatment, ARID Newton-Wellesley can help you.

ARID Newton-Wellesley also offers full-arch dental implants:

Booking Your Appointment

Are you suffering from a missing tooth or teeth? Or have you had a tooth removed? We recommend you seek the advice of a board-registered prosthodontist or periodontist. Our team works in both implant dentistry and reconstructive dentistry. Contact us to see if this procedure can be beneficial to you.

To request a dental implants consultation with our board certified prosthodontist, Dr. Ameli, please contact us today.

Questions and Considerations

Am I a good candidate for this treatment?

Before treatment patients must complete a medical/oral health assessment. This will determine if the implant placement procedure poses any risk. It will also determine if any negative factors exist. These could affect the healing potential of either jaw bone or soft tissues.

Who can receive tooth implants?

Patients who are medically fit to participate in a general oral surgical procedure.

Who should consider getting this treatment?

Patients with medical or other conditions* must evaluate the risks. Your medical condition may interfere with the healing process. If you have one or more missing teeth, you should consider treatment.

*e.g., connective tissue disorders, steroid therapy, bone infections, osteoporosis, bone density loss, or cigarette smoking.

I’ve previously been told I’m not qualified for an implant

If you do not have enough bone for implanted teeth, you may want to consider having a consultation. This can be done with a board-certified prosthodontist. They will also be a board-certified periodontist or implantologist.

Dr. Ameli is a board-certified prosthodontist.

Which dental specialist has training in dental implants?

The mission of the American Board of Prosthodontics is to certify individuals who have demonstrated special knowledge and skills in prosthodontics. Therefore, we recommend you seek the advice of a board-registered prosthodontist or periodontist.

After careful examination and detailed evaluation of both arches using advanced dental-imaging-software (NobelClinician Software®). Dr. Ameli could help the patient to regain their confidence and feel renewed. Having fixed prosthesis anchoring to her dental implants, and not be embarrassed due to wearing dentures.

What precautions should I take for implant treatment?

Implant Dentistry should not be used in patients who have inadequate amounts of bone. This is to let placement of implants in sufficient size and numbers to support their biomechanical loads.

Mechanical failures, including fatigue fracture of implants, prosthetic screws, and/or abutment screws, may occur. This happens if dental implants are to small in size or number to support their biomechanical loads. This may also happen if the implants are not properly positioned.

To reduce the risk of overload or fatigue failure, your board-certified specialist will place the implants. They will design prosthetics to accommodate the physical or medical conditions of the patients. Such as bruxism (i.e., grinding or clenching of teeth) or poor jaw relationships.

What are the benefits of replacing missing teeth?

  1. Improved appearance – from a cosmetic perspective, dental implants look like your own teeth. If they are done correctly, they can also provide you with a much more beautiful smile.
  2. Improved speech – dental implants allow you to speak without the worry that a denture might come loose.
  3. Improved comfort – they become a part of you, eliminating the discomfort of removable dentures.
  4. Improved eating –they function like your own teeth, allowing you to better chew and digest your food.
  5. Improved self-esteem – dental implants can help you to look younger and feel better about yourself.
  6. Improved oral hygiene – allows for easier access between your teeth, so you can brush and floss better.
  7. Improved oral health – unlike a tooth-supported bridge, dental implants do not require reducing other teeth. Because nearby teeth are not altered to support the implant, more of your own teeth are left intact. This improves your long-term oral health.

Things you need to know before getting dental implants

  • Ameli feels strongly that the preservation of natural teeth is the best option. However dental implants offer a great alternative if this is impossible.
  • Be aware an implant is a prosthetic device. It only resembles the biological tissue which it is replacing, and functions with limitations.
  • Patients who want to have implants must commit to a meticulous oral hygiene routine. This includes flossing, brushing and regular (every 3 months) dental visits. These help protect the supporting tissues from any disease.
  • Dental implants require a great deal of maintenance. They  need to be routinely checked by specialists. They are biologically inert and cannot defend themselves. This may be against existing microorganisms of oral cavity.
  • It is not unusual that bone around your implant may worsen. Unlike natural dentition, you may not experience any pain. Due to reasons including bacterial invasion, you may lose the implant and surrounding bone. So make sure you visit your specialist dentist every 3-4 month for assessment.
  • Dental implant placement is a surgical procedure. Candidates must be in good overall health, or under the care of a board-certified specialist.
  • Successful fusion of the bone to the implant requires good periodontal health. People at higher risk of gum disease should evaluate options. Such as those with diabetes or those who smoke.
  • If you’re on medication (such as bisphosphonate) to treat osteoporosis, or bone density loss, make sure to discuss it with your board-certified specialist before undergoing any treatment.
  • Some people may recommend you extract teeth and replace them with implants. These may be clinicians, dental clinics, and implant companies. Be wise and seek a second opinion. This can be done through your board-certified prothodontist/periodontist.

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