You lost a tooth in a car accident. Your dentist in Braintree, Dr. George Salem, recommends replacement with a dental implant as your best option for appearance, function and longevity. You'd like to know more. Why not read the following FAQs about implants? Our dentists--Drs. Salem, Gionfriddo, Kacewicz and Lann at Dr. George Salem and Associates in Braintree--would love you to know all the facts.
FAQs about dental implants
What is a dental implant? A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth made of three parts: a titanium metal screw inserted into the alveolar ridge of the jaw, a metal alloy post and custom-fabricated dental crown made of tooth-colored porcelain. Dr. Salem and his associates use Nobel Biocare and Biomet 3i implant systems, known for their versatility in application and superior osseointegration. Osseointegration is the process whereby an implant device bonds to the jaw bone, creating a stable artificial root and support for the rest of the artificial tooth. Implants also secure dentures and bridges.
The entire dental implant procedure happens in the Braintree office. From the initial consultation, exam and X-rays (to determine if your jaw bone is healthy enough to receive implants) to the surgical placement and final bonding of the post and crown, you'll enjoy a comfortable and reliable treatment.
How long will an implant last? Because of osseointegration, your dental implant will get stronger and stronger as the weeks, months and years go on. Your jaw bone will increase in size and density as you chew on your implant--a benefit traditional bridges and dentures cannot deliver. As such, your implant should stay in place for the rest of your life.
Is it hard to care for dental implants? No, it's not. Brush twice a day with a soft tooth brush, and floss daily to keep implant sites clean. See your dentist twice a year for a cleaning and examination.
A new smile
It's within reach with dental implants from Dr. George Salem and Associates. Please call the office today to arrange your implant consultation. Dental implants are just one of the many specialty services these highly-credentialed professionals offer. So, everything you need is in one place. Phone (781) 843-0660.