Referred to as the “gold standard” in tooth replacement, dental implants have become a popular complex restorative dental procedure. Restorative dentistry has come a long way over time and today’s dental implants can safely restore the function and health of your smile. Worcester, MA Russell Street Dental Associates dentist office offers dental implants for patients missing teeth.
History of Restorative Dentistry
Dental implant technology first became available several decades ago.The first implants were not usually recommended for anyone with certain medical conditions. The recipient of the implant also required good quality bone in their jaw to sufficiently support the large implant screws. Then there was a long waiting period during which ossification, or hardening of the bone, occurred around the screws. This process was necessary so the implant crown would be stable enough to withstand the pressures of chewing. Early implant procedures typically required many treatment appointments during the year previous to the placement of a successful implant.
Modern Dental Implant Technology
Within the past several years there have been many advances in materials and digital imagery technology. Worcester dentists Dr. Robert Gauthier and Dr. Jeffery Davis utilizes modern dental technology to offer his patients long lasting, natural looking dental implants. Today’s dental technology has streamlined the dental implant process making it easier to recover and provide lasting results. Todays dental implant technology uses smaller titanium screws. These tiny titanium screws now require less healthy bone and tissue to create a secure bond.
The first examination identifies the patient as a satisfactory candidate through a comprehensive oral exam. Dr. Davis will coordinate the surgical step of your dental implant with a local specialist. Dr. Davis or Dr. Gauthier will secure the final restoration in place at their Worcester dentist office.
Every patient is unique and each implant process will vary. The titanium screws and the crown may be placed the same day, or during the next appointment. Drs. Gauthier and Davis will discuss all of your options for missing tooth replacement during your consultation. A follow-up dentist visit may be necessary to ensure the success of the implant.
Schedule An Appointment
To find out what restorative dentistry procedure is right your oral health concerns, contact our Worcester dentist office. Drs. Gauthier and Davis will meet with you in a one-on-one consultation to build you a comprehensive and personalized oral health treatment plan.