Implant Dentistry of the Northshore Services
Dental implants are the replacement of tooth roots in the mouth. Implants provide a strong foundation for fixed or removable replacement teeth. Dental implants are small anchors made of a biocompatible metal called titanium, which are placed in the jawbone. The anchors begin to fuse with the bone over a few months. After the fusing process, known as osseointegration, abutment posts are inserted into the anchors to allow for the permanent attachment of the replacement teeth. If you live in the greater Boston, MA area call our office today at 781-639-3585 for experienced implant dentistry.
Bicon® Dental Implants
The Bicon® Implant System is a unique implant system that involves no screws. Most traditional implants are secured in the bone with screws, but these screws are very susceptible to breakage or loosening. Additionally, loose or broken screws can also harbor bacteria which can cause infection which could result in the loss of the implant. The Bicon® Implant System eliminates these risks and provides a superior fit, faster recovery time, and more permanent bone regrowth.
Platelet Rich Fibrin
Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF) is a by-product of blood (plasma). Rich in platelets, PRF allows the body to heal at greatly accelerated rates. When the body begins the natural healing process, many types of cells are sent to the injured area to promote healing. Platelet cells are an important part of the healing process, helping to form blood clots and to release growth factors into the wound. These growth factors help the body repair itself by stimulating stem cells which regenerate new tissue. Using only a small amount of the patient’s own blood, the doctor can use PRF to significantly increase the number of platelets in the injured area, which increases the growth factors released, which then speeds healing and helps to make the healing process more efficient.
CAD/CAM is an acronym that stands for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing. CAD/CAM restoration technology is used to help the dental team fabricate precise shapes and sizes for dental restorations including inlays, onlays, crowns and bridges. This technology provides patients with durable, esthetic, well-fitted single and multiple tooth restorations in a more efficient manner. The first step in using CAD/CAM technology is tooth preparation. Next, a digital impression is taken that sends the prepared tooth’s exact dimensions into a computer. Afterwards, the computer software creates a virtual restoration replacement part for the missing areas of the tooth. The software then sends the virtual restoration data to the milling machine, where the replacement part is carved out of a solid block of ceramic or composite resin. The restoration is adjusted in the patient’s mouth and cemented or bonded in place.
The replacement or enhancement of bone around teeth. When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone collapses. Bone grafting is performed to reverse bone loss or enhance bone. The bone can be taken from parts of the body or from synthetic material. Bone grafting allows for proper support of dental implants or prostheses.
A periodontal surgical procedure that regenerates jaw bone and surrounding tissue. This procedure is often performed to protect your existing teeth and the tissues that keep them in place from bacterial plaque. The gingival tissue is folded back to remove the disease-causing bacteria. Membranes, bone grafts or tissue-stimulating proteins can be used to encourage the body’s natural ability to regenerate bone and tissue.
Involves placing a regenerative bone grafting material into empty tooth sockets to rebuild bone where an extraction has left an empty, weakened area. This process encourages your body’s natural capacity to regenerate bone.