Dental implants are the most natural-looking, stable and long lasting solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are now a routine procedure and offer over a 98% success rate and long-term oral health benefits. Apex Dental offers dental implants in our Shrewsbury, MA area dentist office. Dr. Robert J. Gauthier Jr. and his team offer several different options for dental implants. Whether you are missing one or several teeth, we can create a personalized treatment plan to restore beauty, health and function to your smile.
Dr. Gauthier will perform all phases of the dental implant process. This will save you travel time to other offices and the hassle of additional bills. By having only one doctor work on your case from start-to-finish means that your care is more precise.
The Dental Implant Process
Dr. Gauthier will perform the surgical placement of the dental implant as well as the restoration of the crown or denture at his Shrewsbury, MA area cosmetic dentistry office. If a specialist is needed, Dr. Gauthier will make the appropriate referral and coordinate the entire treatment plan. Our staff will assist you with any scheduling that may be needed in the event you are referred to a specialist.
If a tooth extraction is needed, that will be performed first and then the dental implant will be surgically placed in the jawbone. The implant is metal anchors and small posts made of titanium that will fuse with the living bone as it heals, forming a solid structure for the replacement tooth.
In some cases, Dr. Gauthier may be able to immediately replace the dental implant with a dental crown, dental bridge or denture. In other instances, a temporary restoration will be placed while the implant heals and integrates with the bone.
It typically takes 3 to 6 months for the implant to fully fuse with the jawbone. The final restoration will be attached to the dental implant for a permanent restoration after the implant has fully fused to the bone.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Shrewsbury, MA, Westborough, MA and Northborough, MA and area cosmetic dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Gauthier to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.