Dental Implants and Prosthetic Restorations
Losing teeth can be a stressful experience, no matter your age. The sudden gaps in your smile can impact many aspects of your life, from your comfort while eating, to your speech and self-esteem.
Fortunately, prosthodontics and tooth replacement solutions have come a long way as dental technology and techniques advance. Dental implants are one of these revolutionary solutions, providing the sturdiest dental prosthetics and strongest functionality.
At Aesthetic Dental Innovations of Marblehead, Dr. Jeffrey Dornbush places stunning, lifelike prosthetic restorations on dental implants for patients in Marblehead, Webster, and North Grafton.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts that are surgically placed directly into the jaw. After a several-month healing period, the implant bonds to the bone through a process known as osseointegration, creating a sturdy base on which to place beautiful prosthetic restorations.
Furthermore, the implant performs the same functions as a natural root, stimulating the jaw through biting and chewing, and preventing the accelerated resorption and loss of bone mass associated with tooth loss.
Beautiful, Life-Like Prosthetics
Dr. Dornbush creates lustrous dental prosthetics that look and feel just like the real thing. As a prosthodontist, our restorations are top of the line, and the equipment used at our practice is state-of-the-art, representing the most advanced treatments dentistry has to offer.
Some of the restorations we provide include:
Crowns: Normally used as caps placed over damaged or decayed teeth, dental implants allow crowns to be used as single-tooth replacements.
Bridges: The rows of pontic teeth are used to replace one or more adjacent missing teeth. Traditionally, the anchor crowns on either end are placed over the surrounding teeth to support the prosthetics. These can instead be placed on dental implants, preserving the surrounding teeth which may otherwise be healthy.
Dentures: Partial or full arches of beautiful porcelain crowns on synthetic gum tissue. These devices normally rest on the gum line using dental adhesive. Implants provide a stable point of contact for the dentures to rest on without shifting or the need for adhesive.