Dental Implants Leominster MA
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are offered at Leominster Family Dentists with our periodontist, Dr. Ghazi. These are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. With Implants, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation appointment, call our office in Leominster, MA at Leominster Family Dentists Phone Number 978-534-9216.
If you are ready to schedule your Dental Implants consultation, call us at Leominster Family Dentists Phone Number 978-534-9216 or use our Appointment Request Form and we will be happy to assist you!
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either our General Dentists or by our periodontist, Dr. Ghazi. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. The periodontist will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Unger, Dr.Schweitzer, and Dr. Merabi can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Meet Dr. Ghazi
Dr. Ghazi places all of our dental implants prior to the other doctors restoring them.
After graduating from Boston University School of Dentistry in 1992, Dr. Ghazi practiced as a general dentist in Boston from 1992 – 1994. He received his specialty training in Periodontics and Dental Implants from The New Jersey Dental School along with his Master’s degree in 1997.
Dr. Ghazi has been on the faculty of Harvard School of Dental Medicine since 1998 where he teaches clinical periodontics and dental implants to the post-graduate residents.
Dr. Ghazi has been practicing periodontics and dental implants in the Boston area since 1997 and is a Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology.