Complete Your Smile
At Warren Family Dentistry, we understand that living with missing teeth can hinder speaking and eating abilities as well as take a toll on your self-confidence. That’s why we offer customized dental implants to restore the natural look, feel, and function of your smile. Regain confidence in your smile once again with implants and discover why they’re the leading restorative dental solution.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution for patients missing any number of teeth. These natural-looking restorations are designed to mimic tooth roots for a fully functional smile. Implants are titanium posts that are strategically placed into the jawbone for a lifetime of healthy smiles. Our Warren dental team uses computer-guided technology to ensure a reliably precise implant placement.
Each dental implant is made up of three parts:
- The Implant: This is the threaded post that serves as a root for your new tooth. The implant is permanently attached to your jaw.
- The Abutment: The permanent connector that supports and holds one or more restoration crowns.
- The Custom Restoration: Also known as the prosthetic tooth, this is the visible part of your smile, typically a porcelain crown to ensure durability and a natural appearance.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants have become a revolutionary tooth replacement solution. They offer a variety of unique benefits that other restorative treatments can’t match, including:
- Prevents jawbone deterioration
- Permanently secured to your jaw
- Natural look and function
- Stable and comfortable
- Easy to maintain
- Resistant to decay
- Can last a lifetime
Receiving Your Dental Implants
Achieving your dream smile with dental implants can be completed through multiple visits to our Warren dental office.
Your first consultation with Dr. Chirco will consist of a full-mouth examination of the teeth, gums, and jawbone. This allows us to determine if dental implants are the right restorative option for your individual needs.
Certain patients may need to first undergo a supplemental procedure, such as a bone graft, to ensure the success of their implant treatment. If you fall under this category, we’ll let you know during your initial consultation. We’ll also address any questions or concerns you may have at this time.
Once we’ve determined that implants are perfect for you, you’ll come back to our Warren office for implant placement. Dr. Chirco will surgically place your dental implants directly into your jaw. We’ll protect the surgical area with a healing cap during the recovery process. In most cases, it’ll take three to six months for the implant to fully fuse with your jawbone. This is a natural process called osseointegration.
Once you’ve fully recovered from your implant surgery, you’ll return to our Warren office for a final appointment so Dr. Chirco can attach your custom restoration. Depending on your needs, this may be one or more porcelain crowns, a fixed dental bridge, or full-arch dentures. After your restoration is attached, you’ll walk out of our office with a stunning new smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
The first couple of weeks after your implant surgery are crucial to the success of your treatment. Make sure to follow any post-op instructions given to you by Dr. Chirco carefully during this time. These instructions include limiting your diet to soft foods, avoiding smoking and drinking alcohol, and rinsing your mouth with warm salt water after meals.
When you’ve fully healed, your dental implants can be cared for just like natural teeth. No special tools or products are necessary to maintain their condition. Be sure to brush and floss twice a day as well as visit our Warren office once every six months for regular checkups.
Yes, dental implants are safe — the treatment boasts a success rate of 98 percent. As long as your surgery is performed by an experienced and qualified dentist, such as Dr. Chirco, there’s no reason to worry. In fact, dental implants are the only restorative solution that stimulates your jawbone and prevents teeth from shifting, making implants the best option to protect your health in the long run.
Achieve Your Dream Smile at Warren Family Dentistry
Whether you need to replace a few teeth or an entire arch, dental implants deliver high-quality, reliable tooth replacement results. With implants, you don’t have to stress about them falling out, slipping during use, or feeling uncomfortable. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Chirco — call our Warren dental office today at (586) 574-9500. You can also get in touch with us through our online contact form.