The Importance of Correcting Gaps and Missing Teeth
A Solution to your missing teeth
At Aarohi Dental in New Bedford, MA, our elite team specializes in dental implants that correct even the most severe gaps, misalignments, and cases of missing teeth. In some patients, gaps in between teeth are genetic and are not a cause for concern. For example, a gap between the front two teeth can be caused by an oversized labial frenum – the piece of connective tissue that connects the back of the lips with the gums. Gaps can also be caused by habitual pressure on the teeth and jaw, particularly during childhood. Habits such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can cause improper development of the jaw, and lead to problematic spacing issues during adulthood.
No matter the cause of gaps and/or missing teeth, it is important that the problem be corrected. Gaps and small spaces are prime locations for the buildup of plaque and tartar, which can cause an array of inflammation-related problems both orally and systemically. Dental implants offer a permanent, lifelong solution, and are available in several forms depending on the specific needs of the patient.
Implant Supported Dentures
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Three Easy Steps to a Transformed Smile
Step 1: Consultation
The first step of any dental implant process is to visit with the world-class implant team at Aarohi Dental in New Bedford, MA. Since 1995, we have been transforming lives and building beautiful smiles for patients across the greater Boston metro area. In order to determine the best dental implant protocol for you, our team of oral surgeons and cosmetic dentists will need to conduct a thorough oral examination, where we will examine the state of your gums, jawbone, and overall oral health.
If you have adequate healthy bone mass to support dental implants, we will then schedule you for surgery, where our elite oral surgeon will place the implant post(s). Depending on how many teeth are missing, patients may receive a single dental implant, multiple dental implants, or full mouth dental implants on four or six titanium posts that are permanently anchored to the jaw.
Step 2: Surgical Implant Placement
The surgical process of full mouth dental implants is probably not as complex as you are imagining it to be. Tooth implants are actually broken down into three basic parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. First, the implant post is drilled into and permanently fixated to the jaw bone. Next, the abutment is attached to the implant post. Finally, the restoration (replacement tooth) is permanently fixated to the abutment, thereby completing the 3-part process. At Aarohi Dental, our cutting edge full mouth dental implant protocol is a single day surgery; on the same day that you come in for your procedure, you will be walking out of our office with stunning, fully functional temporary restorations. After 3-8 months of healing, you will come back in for your third and final appointment, where our doctors will place the final restoration.
Step 3: Placing the Final Restoration
Placement of the final restoration(s) completes the full mouth dental implant process, and marks the beginning of your life with a perfect, stunning new smile. But not only that - your new teeth will look, feel, and perform flawlessly, and they will deliver a level of self-confidence and self-assuredness that will leave you beaming with pride. If you're looking for a life-changing solution to your oral health problems, there is not a better option for full mouth dental implants in New Bedford, MA, than Aarohi Dental.
After placement of the final restoration, we will schedule for you to come in for a few check-up appointments, where our dentist will ensure that proper healing has taken place and that the restorations are looking and performing flawlessly. We will also check the health and functionality of the gums, and make sure that you are entirely free of inflammation-causing plaque and tartar.
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Healthier Teeth For A Happier You
As we previously mentioned, the importance of full mouth dental implants go far beyond looking and feeling great. When a patient has missing teeth, important root structures of the mouth quickly become exposed. This leads to inflammation, infection, gum deterioration, and eventually, loss of bone mass in the jaw. When the jaw bone has deteriorated to the point that there is not enough healthy tissue to support the implant post(s), complex supplementary procedures such as bone grafting may be required before full mouth dental implants are even an option. Oral inflammation due to exposed root structures in the mouth can also lead to severe and life-threatening health complications, including increased risk for diabetes, stroke, and heart disease.
Thus, it is extremely important to correct your gaps and missing teeth before it is too late. And if you’re worried about dental implant cost – don’t be. Our team at Aarohi Dental is committed to offering affordable dental implants, and we will gladly work with you to find a practical and manageable payment option that will suit your needs. We also offer a complete range of sedation options, ensuring that your implant procedure will be fast, efficient, and virtually pain free.