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Understanding Dental Implants

Dec 24th, 2015

Dental Implants in Salem, NH & Newburyport, MA from Paul Mathew, DDS

If you need to replace a missing tooth (or several of them,) then dental implants are one of the best options to consider. Made of highly biocompatible, surgical grade titanium – dental implants serve as prosthetic tooth roots that support fixed restorations such as:

  • Porcelain Crowns
  • Multiple-Tooth Dental Bridges
  • Full Mouth Dentures

Titanium Dental Implants from Paul Mathew, DDS

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Choosing implants allows us to replace your teeth independently of any other teeth in your mouth. For example, a traditional dental bridge would replace a single tooth – but it would require us altering the natural teeth next to it for support.

With a dental implant, you can place a single prosthetic tooth in the location of the missing one. The final product looks and feels like a natural tooth. You can even floss or brush it as you would a tooth anywhere else in your mouth.

Larger implant restorations such as dentures take up even less space than their conventional version. We can even use as few as 4 or 6 implants to support the entire prosthesis, due to the level of integrity that the treatment has to offer.

Implants improve the bone quality of your jaws. As we age, we naturally lose bone. This not only weakens our jaws, it also impacts our facial profiles. Being that the implant root is made from titanium, new bone growth is triggered. Known as “osseointegration,” this process strengthens the jaws and holds the implant permanently in place.

New Teeth for Life

Believe it or not, the integrity of prosthetic implant roots allows them to last for an entire lifetime. Yes, the restorations may one day wear out, but the root will most likely always stay the same.

Find out if dental implants are an option for you by scheduling a quick consultation with Dr. Paul Mathew.

Warranty

Our 5 Year Warranty

Anyone can train to be a technician, but few have the talent to become an artist. That’s why Dr. Mathew is able to guarantee his cosmetic dentistry work for a full 5 years. If anything goes wrong with the work, Dr. Mathew will fix it free of charge, as long as you continue with your regular 6 month preventative care cleaning and check up for the duration of the warranty.

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Treatment Rooms

Our individualized treatment rooms and operatories provide patients with maximum privacy and comfort. The treatment rooms were built specifically with your comfort in mind.

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Here at Paul Mathew, D.D.S. we work diligently to protect our patients' privacy. Requesting an appointment via our Internet portal is considered part of what the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) has identified as electronically protected healthcare information or ePHI. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, there are people or entities that may attempt to intercept the data you transmit to us. By checking the "I agree" box, and electronically making an appointment request, you acknowledge that you are making an appointment over the internet and that Paul Mathew, D.D.S. will keep this information confidential but cannot guarantee that others, outside of our practice, may illegally intercept this communication. By accepting these terms and conditions and sending this request via our Internet portal, you accept the inherent risk(s) associated with making this request for an appointment. If you do not accept the terms and conditions, you are always welcome to contact our office via telephone to schedule your appointment.