Cosmetic Dentist in Springfield, MA
Laura Gramse, RDH, DMD
2194 Wilbraham Rd
Springfield, MA 01129
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The Importance of Dental Implants

By Laura Gramse, R.D.H., D.M.D
July 17, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Find out why it’s necessary to replace missing teeth and why dental implants are a good option.Dental Implants

If you aren’t someone who keeps up with their oral hygiene the way they should then you may just find yourself dealing with some serious dental issues like tooth loss. From periodontal disease to cavities, there are many reasons why someone may lose a permanent tooth. If this has happened to you, don’t despair. Our Springfield, MA, restorative dentist, Dr. Laura Gramse, has the answer you’ve been looking for.

Implants are the only restoration that could potentially last you the rest of your life. They are made from titanium, so you’ll know that you are getting the most durable tooth replacement possible. When you look at an implant and see that it’s only a small metal post you may wonder how that is supposed to end up looking just like the rest of your natural teeth.

Remember, the implant itself is only meant to be a substitute for your missing tooth roots. It’s the implant that will provide a permanent foundation from which to support your replacement tooth or teeth.

Why should I consider dental implants?

While implants do require surgery and often have a longer length of treatment than other tooth replacement options, implants are the only restoration that will be able to provide the jawbone with the stimulation and support it needs to remain healthy and strong. Without all your tooth roots, the jawbone will begin to break down, which can lead to changes in your facial structure along with possible jaw problems.

By seeing our Springfield general dentist right away to get an implant you preserve as much of your jawbone as possible to prevent these complications from happening to you. Not even dentures or dental bridges will be able to provide the jawbone with the support it requires.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

You could be a good candidate for implants if:

  • You are an adult
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You aren’t currently pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant during your treatment
  • You are dedicated to maintaining good oral hygiene
  • You are dedicated to visiting us for routine checkups
  • You have good oral health that is free of gum disease, decay or other issues
  • You have good general health (if you have any chronic health conditions these must be properly managed through medications and other treatment options)

Have questions about getting dental implants in Springfield, MA? If so, then isn’t it time you called Dr. Gramse and scheduled an appointment? We can help you get a full, beautiful smile again!