Dental implants are a solution for replacing single or multiple missing teeth. They serve as a replacement for both the root and tooth; restore strength, stability and resilience; and provide support to the mouth and jawbone.
Dental implants are placed surgically in the upper and lower jawbone, where natural teeth have been lost or irreparably decayed or damaged. When your implant is restored, it can look and feel like a natural tooth and your smile can be enhanced and restored.
Dental implants can:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into space caused by a missing tooth
- Restore a patient’s smile with the appearance of natural teeth
- Restore chewing and speech, and aid digestion
- Restore or enhance facial tissues
- Support a bridge or denture, lending security and comfort
The process of receiving dental implants may require multiple visits spanning the course of several months. During these visits, you may expect the following procedures: X-rays, impressions (molds), surgical placement of the implant, and the fitting and attachment of the post and prosthetic teeth.
Our experienced dentist refers patients to a periodontist for surgical placement of the actual implant. After three to four months of healing, patients will meet with Dr. Tretter to begin the fabrication of the post and dental crown or the denture which the implant will support. This can provide you with optimal stability and comfort after the procedure is over. To find out more about our implant services at the office of Nicholas Tretter, DDS, give us a call at (508) 829-6665. We are happy to answer any questions you have or help you schedule an appointment.