Dental Implants in Lawrence, MA
Missing teeth lead to several issues to oral function and appearance. In addition to having difficulty in eating and speaking, the empty spaces they leave behind cause teeth to shift out of alignment and lead to jaw bone deterioration. Dental Partners Lawrence offers dental implants as a comprehensive replacement for missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with one of our Lawrence dentists to determine if dental implants are right for you.
We provide dental implants for patients from North Andover, Andover, Methuen, Lowell, Tewksbury, and other cities across Essex County.
Replacing Missing Teeth in Lawrence, MA
Dental implants can replace an entire smile, from roots to crowns. These restorations are comprised of three components: titanium posts, connecting abutments, and the visible restorations.
The biocompatible post is placed directly into the jaw to generate the support for both the prosthetic replacement and the existing dental structure. It then fuses to the jaw bone to generate united strength, working just like natural tooth roots. An abutment connects the restoration to the dental implant and finalizes the restoration.
Restorations that can be supported by dental implants include:
Single-unit crowns replace a missing tooth at any point in the smile. A dental post is placed directly in the space where the tooth once was to serve as the new root. This procedure works best after receiving an extraction or to replace a congenitally missing tooth.
Multi-unit bridges replace a short row of missing teeth using anywhere from two to three dental implants placed in the jaw. Rather than use adjacent teeth as anchors for the prosthesis like traditional bridges, implant-supported bridges utilize the jaw for support and preserves existing dental structure.
Implant-supported dentures replace up to an entire arch of teeth using four to eight strategically placed dental implants for maximum support and stability.
Our Lawrence dentists utilize plasma rich fibrin (PRF) therapy to improve treatment results and accelerate healing. Patients receiving dental implant placement from our Lawrence dental practice benefit from faster treatment and quality results.
Why Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants?
When teeth are missing from the smile, it leads to a host of issues: decreased function, teeth shifting, and atrophy to the jaw bone. While traditional restorations replace the tops of teeth, the roots are still left unaddressed, which can still cause the bone to shrink over time. As a result, the esthetics of the face is altered.
On the other hand, dental implants provide the support both your jaw bone and existing teeth need to avoid accelerated jaw bone resorption. This also stabilizes any prosthetics in place and restores nearly 100 percent of dental function.
Receive an Evaluation!
Your dental health is important in keeping a healthy diet and lifestyle. Call our office and schedule a consultation with one of our Lawrence dentists to learn more about the benefits of dental implants and determine your eligibility.