Dental Implants Have Become a Cornerstone of Restoration Dentistry

Posted August 30, 2016.

Restoration dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on restoring one or more missing teeth. A little over twenty years ago a bridge was seen as the most effective method to restore a lost tooth. If multiple teeth were missing, it could have also called for fitting a removable custom partial.

Then dental implants came into use. At first they were seen as an effective way to restore the full function and appearance of a single lost tooth. As time has moved on dental implant technology has continued to evolve to help offer several different restoration options. Now dental implants can also be used to anchoring a bridge to restore multiple lost teeth or to creating anchor points to secure a set of dentures.

The implant is actually a titanium abutment that is inserted into your existing bone structure. Titanium is the ideal metal for this application as it is known to be biologically inert and will fuse with the surrounding bone structure in a process known as osseointegration.

Once the dental implant has fused to the bone and your gums have completely healed, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni can then start the process of installing the bridge or crown you need to fully restore the tooth.

If you are interested in learning how restoration dentistry can be used to restore your missing teeth, you should call Dr. Ghada S. Massabni’s clinic in Woburn, Massachusetts at 781.995.4445 to set up a consultation session.