Natural-Looking Dental Implants in Holyoke, MA
If you’ve lost teeth, you know the effect it can have on your habits and confidence.
Dental implants are custom-designed to look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. You can regain the ability to eat virtually anything and smile with pride, knowing that your new teeth will both appear and feel natural, and that your facial contours will be preserved.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants use small titanium posts that are placed into the jaw bone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration from missing teeth.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. With this incredible tooth replacement solution, patients are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.
Dental Implant Candidacy
If you’re interested in receiving dental implants, the first step is scheduling a consultation with one of our dentists where you’ll undergo a dental/radiographic examination.
During this visit, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Dr. Chen, Dr. Chang, Dr. Lu, or Dr. Liu. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The Dental Implant procedure is a surgical one, but there is no need to worry! Our experienced team is here to get you through it with as little fuss as possible. The dental implant process can be broken down into three simple steps.
- First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone.
- An additional piece known as an abutment will be attached to the implant. This is the piece that will hold the crown. The procedure may require a minor outpatient surgery with local anaesthesia, but often it is unnecessary if the metal post is already exposed.
- Your dentist will then start making your new teeth. An impression will be taken, and then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments.
The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants can last a lifetime and can improve your appearance, confidence, and ability to eat the foods you like. You will be able to participate in an active lifestyle, without worrying about your teeth. Also, dental implants are made of titanium and can never get dental decay!
Can I get a separate consultation before coming to you for implants?
Yes, you may schedule a separate consultation with another doctor, if you wish. However, we do ask that the dentist be an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Please contact our office if you’d like more details on consultations.
What is the success rate of dental implants?
It varies from individual to individual and with health and habits. For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants are predictably successful with reported success rates above 90 to 95 percent.
Holyoke Mall Dental is proud to offer the highest level of care to our community. A combination of the latest treatments and technologies and a genuine passion for patient care allow us to provide our patients with optimal experiences and results in our office every day. Whether you are here for aesthetic or health reasons, we welcome you to our practice.