In March, Joe was in a serious car accident. “I was really lucky to walk away with only the injuries I did incur,” he said. “My arm was broken in two places, I had a cracked rib, and there was some head trauma.” As a result of that head trauma, Joe lost three teeth, two on the top jaw and one on the bottom. “Obviously, I was dealing with other concerns first,” Joe said. “But now that I’m starting to heal, I want to do something about my missing teeth. Can you get dental implants in the South Shore?”
Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. Dental implants are used to replace a single missing tooth, or in situations where 2 or 3 teeth that are adjacent to each other are missing. Having dental implants put in is a less invasive process than having dentures or a bridge made, which may necessitate removing healthy teeth. Dental implants stay in your mouth at all times, and don’t have to come out at night the way dentures do.
Caring for dental implants is just like caring for your regular teeth. You brush and floss as normal, and see your South Shore dentist for regular cleanings and care.
It is absolutely possible to get dental implants in the South Shore. Visit this Quincy dental practice for a full suite of dental services, including regular dental care, children’s dentistry services, and cosmetic dentistry. Dental implants are generally cosmetic dentistry, although they may be considered medical care in the aftermath of a car accident or if the missing teeth interfere with your ability to chew food properly or speak.
To find out more about getting dental implants in the South Shore, we encourage patients to book a consultation. During this visit, one of our experienced dentists will examine your teeth and be able to make treatment recommendations appropriate to your unique situation. It’s never too soon to start repairing your smile!