Implant Info Session
Kathleen E. Barrett DMD, PC – Newton, MA – Dental Implants
Missing teeth in your smile not only impacts your oral health but your confidence as well. Newton periodontist Kathleen E. Barrett DMD, PC provides computerized surgical guided dental implant solutions for patients missing one or multiple teeth. Topped with custom restorations that blend seamlessly into your smile, our Newton dental practice is equipped with the latest technology and dental implant treatments to restore full aesthetics and function to your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Made out of biocompatible titanium, dental implant posts replace the tooth root and integrate with the jaw bone, preventing jaw bone resorption. The top of the tooth is replaced by a custom restoration, which can be created with aesthetic materials such as porcelain. These crowns and bridges are then attached to implant posts via an abutment. Dental implants are comprised of three intricate parts that replace the whole tooth for a long-lasting treatment.
Types of Dental Implants
Depending on the number of teeth missing in the smile, Newton periodontist Dr. Kathleen E. Barrett provides a variety of dental implant solutions that meet your needs.
Single Missing Teeth
Implants topped with porcelain crowns are a great way to replace a missing tooth. Traditionally, a bridge would be recommended as a treatment option. However, this calls for the alteration of existing dental health to support the restoration. A crown-topped implant replaces the tooth entirely without using neighboring healthy teeth as anchors.
Multiple Missing Teeth
If you are missing multiple teeth, implant-supported porcelain bridges are our recommended treatment option. Unlike partial dentures or traditional bridges, which utilize surrounding teeth or adhesives for support, implant supported bridges solely replace missing teeth. This treatment promotes and strengthens jaw bone health while restoring the look and function of your smile.
Guided Dental Implant Placement in Newton, MA
At the practice of Dr. Kathleen E. Barrett, we utilize the ThinLayer® guided surgery system to accurately place dental implants. With its superior design and proven system, this computerized surgical guide utilizes custom depth stops that allows for precise placement and reduces the risk of nerve damage. Our Newton periodontist, Dr. Kathleen E. Barrett also uses CT scans to determine bone density and digital impressions to create custom restorations. Dental implant placement is done at our modern facility using quality materials and the latest in dental technology for a treatment you deserve.
Contact our Newton Periodontist Today!
Dental implant solutions not only restores the look of your smile but also improves the health of supporting structures for a uniform facial aesthetic. For more information about our guided dental implant placement and custom implant restorations, call our Newton periodontist, Dr. Kathleen E. Barrett today.