Whether you’ve lost one natural tooth or several, the results can be devastating for your continuing oral health, your smile’s ability to function, and your overall sense of self-esteem. Thankfully, Framingham Family Dental Care is here to help with several reconstructive services, including dental implants. Implants are essentially as close to nature’s own design as we can get, seamlessly replicating every part of the natural tooth in a way that benefits your oral health and provides long-lasting benefits. To get started with an initial consultation, please don’t hesitate to contact our Framingham, MA office. Dr. Adelina Duka and Dr. Arvi Duka look forward to meeting you!
Your tooth is composed of a white crown (the visible portion) and a tooth root that exists underneath the surface of the gum tissue. While most traditional restorative services focus only on rebuilding the crown, dental implants start with the groundwork. In fact, the implant itself is meant to represent a new root that will stimulate the jawbone and help patients maintain a stronger smile over the years.
Our doctors are happy to offer every stage of implant treatment right here in-office, including the surgical placement of the implants! This saves you valuable time and lets you stay in an office you already know and trust.
After your implant(s) has been successfully inserted into the jaw, a process known as osseointegration will gradually take place, during which the implant will form a bond with the body’s natural tissue. This typically takes months, and you will return to our Framingham practice once your mouth is fully healed. Then, our goal will be to create a quality restoration that covers the implants and recreates your natural, confident smile.
Several options are available for restoration, depending on the number of teeth and/or implants that need coverage. Dental crowns are perfect for individual implants, as they won’t threaten the health of surrounding teeth. Alternatively, a bridge can attach to two implants on either side of a gap and replace all of the natural teeth in-between.
Even patients who’ve lost a large number of natural teeth can safely and successfully receive dental implants! We’ll design a full prosthetic that can attach over a small number of implants at once; this option is much more cost-effective than replacing each individual tooth with its own implant. These dentures can be fixed permanently in place so that they feel just like real teeth, or we can make them removable for patients who prefer that added convenience.