When one or more natural teeth have been lost, significant consequences for the patient’s health, oral function, and overall quality of life are likely to follow close behind. That’s why Dr. Frank Michitti recommends replacement as soon as possible, and patients in need can find multiple quality options here at Lifetime Dental. The clear frontrunner is dental implants, which are the closest to your original teeth in structure, strength, and appearance. In fact, most patients can’t even distinguish the teeth in their smile that have been replaced by implants from the genuine article after some time has passed. Contact our Feeding Hills, MA practice today to schedule your first consultation and regain the complete, proud smile you deserve.
If you’re interested in choosing dental implants in Agawam & Feeding Hills as your reconstructive solution, the first step in the process will be to attend a consultation with Dr. Michitti. After determining that your current oral health, level of time commitment, and budget are all a good fit for implants, we will need to schedule their surgical placement. While many general dentists have to refer their patients to outside specialists for this procedure, Michitti has undergone extensive training in implant placement and can perform the service right here in-house for a more convenient and comfortable experience.
Once the new implants are securely within the jawbone, they will begin to form a strong bond with the natural tissue, essentially creating a foundation for replacement teeth. Herein lies the secret behind the success of dental implants – by replacing the “root” of the tooth in addition to the white, visible crown, patients can enjoy improved oral health and a stronger, more capable smile overall.
After successfully healing from their implant placement, patients from Agawam, MA and surrounding areas will return to our practice for the final step: the placement of customized restorations on top of the implants. Several options are available for this procedure, and our recommendation will depend on the number of teeth that need replacement and the patient’s personal preferences. They include: