Posted August 16, 2016.
Losing a tooth to severe decay, damage or extraction can seriously compromise your effectiveness at chewing food. It can also slur your speech or leave you feeling self-conscious about your smile. Over the course of the last twenty years, dental implants have become the new industry standard for replacing a missing tooth.
The process starts with Dr. Ghada S. Massabni examining your mouth and taking a few X-rays of the area. If the tooth loss resulting in a degradation of bone material, she might recommend having a bone graft installed first.
To install the dental implant, they will drill a small channel into your jaw bone. Then a titanium implant is screwed into place. Titanium is the metal of choice because it is biologically inert and will eventually fuse to your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration.
Once the implant has fused to your jaw, Dr. Ghada S. Massabni can start the process of installing a standard crown made from porcelain, gold or base metal alloy. With proper care and cleaning, your new dental implant should last for many years to come.
If you’re missing a tooth, you should call Dr. Ghada S. Massabni’s office in Woburn,Massachusetts at 781.995.4445 to see if a dental implant is right for you.