Dr. Robert Gauthier and Dr. Meaghan Murray offer dental implants as a treatment option for replacing lost teeth at Russell Street Dental Associates in Worcester, MA. Dental implants are considered the “gold standard” of tooth replacement, providing patients a permanent, secure option that can last a lifetime. The process can cost more in both time and money up front, but in the long run, most patients will spend less of both with a permanent dental restoration that looks and feels like a natural tooth.
Your Russell Street dentist will coordinate the surgical phase of your implant dentistry procedure with a local specialist. We will place the final restoration at our Worcester dentist office.
Benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant can be used to replace a single lost tooth or to anchor a dental appliance for replacing several lost teeth. They offer patients several important dental AND overall health benefits:
- Patients can eat a normal, varied diet without restriction
- Patients enjoy normal speech without fear of a slipping appliance
- No need for daily maintenance or adhesives
- Retains bone in the jaw, reducing jaw shrinkage and teeth shifting
Dental Implant vs. Bridge vs. Denture
All three of these restorations can replace missing teeth, but a dental implant is the only one that replaces the actual root structure of a tooth. This means that the prosthetic tooth (or teeth) is permanently fixed in the mouth and does not require any support from neighboring teeth or use of adhesives. The implanted titanium post acts as a tooth root and retains healthy bone growth as well as supports a custom dental crown which replaces the lost tooth or secures a denture or dental bridge.
Dental implants allow patients to enjoy the same- or better– quality of life they had before losing a tooth or several teeth. There is no need to change dietary or social habits due to a slipping dental appliance or embarrassment over a missing tooth. Patients today enjoy an over 95% success rate with dental implants.
Schedule A Consultation
During a consultation, your Russell Street Dentist will assess your dental health, discuss your personal concerns and goals and recommend the most suitable option(s). He will educate you on expected results and all costs associated with your procedure. Our dentists believe the best outcome is the result of a doctor-patient partnership in your dental health care. Contact Russell Street Dental Associates at (508) 687-6579, or schedule an appointment online.