Apex Dental offers complete treatment for dental implants in Northborough, MA. Dr. Robert J. Gauthier is one of the few general dentists in the area with experience in replacing missing teeth with dental implants to his patients with one or more missing teeth. The type of dental implant you receive will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth as well as your overall oral health.
Dr. Gauthier will create a personalized treatment plan for your new dental implants. He will perform the surgical placement of the dental implant as well as the restoration of the crown, bridge, or denture. If a specialist is needed, Dr. Gauthier will make the appropriate referral and coordinate the entire treatment plan.
Types of Dental Implants
Single Tooth Replacement
Even one missing tooth can cause oral health issues that will be costly to repair in the future. Dr. Gauthier recommends a dental implant secured dental crown because it’s a permanent solution and will require no maintenance in the future. Dr. Gauthier will surgically place the implant post into your root canal.
Once healed in about 3-6 months, the abutment will be attached, and a dental crown will be used to complete the restoration at our Northborough, MA dentist’s office. The dental crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile.
Replacing Multiple Teeth
If you are missing several teeth, you can either replace each one with a dental implant secured dental crown or with a dental implant-secured dental bridge. A dental implant secured dental bridge is appropriate if you have several consecutively missing teeth. Several dental implant-secured dental crowns are appropriate if you have nonconsecutive missing teeth.
If the patient qualifies for dental implants, Dr. Gauthier will recommend securing a dental bridge with dental implants. Dental implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance.
Replacing an Entire Arch of Teeth
Dr. Gauthier offers dental implant-supported dentures which offer better retention and long term benefits compared to traditional removable dentures. This option is suitable for patients who are missing an entire arch of teeth, either top or bottom. Dentures can cause many struggles for some patients including restricted diet and slipping.
Dentures that are secured using dental implants will eliminate that slipping and there are no dietary restrictions. They also eliminate the need for glues, adhesives, soaks, or rinses. Dr. Gauthier will coordinate the surgical phase with a local specialist who will strategically place as few as four dental implants in the jaw which will maintain a healthy jaw bone structure. These dental implants will be used to secure a denture.
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Schedule A Dental Consultation
If you have missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Westborough, MA, Shrewsbury, MA, and Northborough, MA. Request a dental appointment today with Dr. Gauthier to discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.