Tooth loss is a widespread problem that affects close to half of all American adults according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Over 40% of adults are missing at least one tooth, and approximately 40 million are missing all of their natural teeth. These problems increase the risk of a number of oral and general health problems while also creating a wealth of cosmetic issues. To combat this, Dr. John Burns, your dentist in Hingham, MA, offers dental implants, a restoration option that most closely resembles the structure of a natural tooth. If you are an adult experiencing full or partial tooth loss, read on to discover the benefits of dental implants.
More About Dental Implants
Dental implants replace both the root and the crown of the missing tooth, which helps to make the restoration permanent and secure. This also prevents bone loss in the gums, which can lead to additional oral and general health problems over time. In the first step of treatment, you will visit our Hingham office where our staff will surgically place the implant in the socket of the missing tooth. The implant then slowly begins to fuse with the surrounding bone tissue, which anchors it in place through a process known as osseointegration. After the implant has healed, the cosmetic crown is attached and the restoration is complete. With good oral hygiene and regular follow up visits to the dentist (generally every six months for a checkup and professional cleaning), implants have a very high success rate and will look, feel, and function much like a natural tooth.
Interested? Call Today!
For more information about dental implants and to find out if they are the right type of dental restoration for you, contact our Hingham, MA, office by calling 781-749-6750 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Burns today.