Dr. Robert Gauthier offers dental implants in Worcester, MA. This treatment option is the most popular procedure for replacing lost teeth at Russell Street Dental Associates. Dental implants are considered the “gold standard” of tooth replacement. The dental implant procedure provides patients a permanent, secure option that can last a lifetime. The process can cost more in both time and money up front. Although, in the long run, most patients will spend less 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. The dental implant process involves three major steps: the planning, phase, surgical phase, and placement phase. Our dentists will be with you through each phase of the procedure. Since it will include surgical procedures, we will monitor your progress with a local oral surgeon.
Benefits of Dental Implants
A dental implant can be used to replace a single lost tooth, to anchor a dental appliance, or replace several lost teeth. Dental implants from our dentists in Worcester MA 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. It 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. It also supports a custom dental crown, which replaces the lost tooth and can secure a denture or dental bridge.
Dental implants allow you to enjoy the same- or better– oral health that you had before losing your tooth. 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 dental associate will assess your dental health, discuss your personal concerns and goals. We will only recommend the most suitable option(s). He will educate you on expected results and all costs associated with your procedure. Our Worcester MA 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.