What Are Dental Implants?
For long-lasting solutions to a missing tooth or teeth, our full-service practice is excited to offer dental implants to Cranston and Warwick, RI patients. Dental implants are typically made of titanium posts that are placed surgically within your jawbone to simulate the missing tooth root. The post(s) can be used to support an implant, crown, bridge, or denture that replaces the visible portion of natural teeth that have been lost. Replacing missing teeth is very important to your smile and oral health. Dental implants offer a tooth replacement alternative that looks and functions similarly to natural teeth. Cranston Dental Group is a local leader in dental implant solutions. If you've lost a tooth or need tooth extractions, we invite you to schedule a visit with our expert team to learn more about dental implants.
"There is no one I would trust with the dental needs of my teeth and my children’s’, other than Cranston dental group and specifically, our hygienist Chontelle. She is accommodating, professional and knowledgeable. She thoroughly explains everything and makes us all feel comfortable, in what is often an intimidating atmosphere. My daughters actually look forward to visiting her and having their teeth cleaned. You won’t find a better practice!"- S.P. / Google / Sep 29, 2021
"Dr. M and the whole staff are terrific!!!"- T.G. / Google / Sep 28, 2021
"Great first time experience. My dental hygienist was very sweet, had great bedside manners. I came in for a regular check up/cleaning, and a consultation. The dentist who did my consultation was also very nice and informed me about my treatment plan. I would recommend them to my friends and family."- L.C. / Google / Sep 24, 2021
"My appointment was at 11 am for a cleaning. Hygienist (Mary) greeted me right on time. She was very friendly and showed concern for the health of my teeth by asking a series of questions. The cleaning was very thorough and complete. Very pleased with the entire experience. Larry K."- L.K. / Google / Sep 22, 2021
"You can't find a better team! I am very nervous at the dentist and they know exactly how to make me comfortable. I have alot of work that has been done and needs to be done and I feel so much better!"- A.P. / Google / Sep 10, 2021
Am I a candidate for Implant Dentistry?
Implant dentistry can replace one or more missing teeth through single dental implants, implant bridges, or implant-supported dentures. You may wish to consider a dental implant if you have a non-restorable tooth that needs to be pulled or are dissatisfied with the appearance or comfort of an existing tooth replacement. Implants work best in an oral environment that is free from gum disease and is supported by adequate levels of bone in the jaw. In some cases, a bone graft or tooth extraction may be necessary to prepare your mouth for implant placement. Dental implants may not be recommended if you use tobacco, are pregnant, or have certain medical concerns. Our team can assess the health of your jawbone and gums to determine if implant dentistry is ideal for you.
How Are Dental Implants Placed?
At Cranston Dental Group, we use high-quality Sweden and Martina dental implants and can complete the whole implant procedure in our state-of-the-art facility. On the day of your implant surgery, we will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. Our implant dentists will then make an incision in your gums and insert the titanium post into your jawbone. They will suture the incision closed or with part of the implant visible above the gumline. This will be repeated if several implants are required. While the implant integrates into the jawbone and gums over the next few months, you may need a temporary cover to protect the posts. When your implants are healed and integrated with your jaw, we'll attach a natural-looking implant, denture, bridge, or crown to your posts and adjust it for a proper fit.
What Can I Expect After Dental Implant Surgery?
You may notice some short-term swelling or tenderness in your gums and face following your implant surgery. Over-the-counter pain medication and cool compresses to the face can provide relief during this time. Our clinical staff will let you know what to expect and what to report to our office. After your dental implants have healed and your custom restoration has been attached, it is important to brush and floss your tooth replacements thoroughly each day, just like natural teeth. When you visit Cranston Dental Group for routine visits, our hygienists will use special instruments to clean your dental implants and monitor the health of your smile.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Based on your dental insurance company and specific coverage, a portion of your surgery or implant restoration might be covered. We will talk to your insurance company to check your policy and determine personal costs. To help make tooth replacement with implants as affordable as possible, Cranston Dental Group accepts financing through CareCredit, as well as an array of other convenient payment options.
A Long-Term Tooth Replacement Option
Implant dentistry can be a great choice if you're seeking a long-term solution for damaged or missing teeth. Cranston Dental Group is pleased to provide full-service implant dentistry to help patients enjoy the lifelike advantages of this tooth-replacement option. Find out more about the exciting benefits of dental implants by scheduling your consultation at our Cranston, RI practice today!
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