Dental Implant FAQ - Newburyport, MA

Answers to Your Dental Implant Questions

Your Guide to a New Smile

If you want more information on dental implants, this is a good place to start. At Newburyport Family Dental, dental implants are our forte. We’ve put together this guide to enable you to get quick answers to your implant-related questions. Read on to find answers to some frequently asked questions about this life-changing dental health innovation. To get personalized answers to your questions, please schedule a consultation with one of our doctors here in our Newburyport, MA office. We look forward to showing you what we can do for you and your family!

Common Questions

Dental implants are considered the gold standard in teeth replacement today because they look, feel, and perform just like natural teeth. Implants have three components: 1) a screw-like, biocompatible titanium post that takes the place of the tooth root in your jaw, 2) a sturdy, lifelike crown, and 3) an abutment that acts as a connector for the other two parts.

With full mouth dental implants, we place as few as four titanium posts into each jawbone to support your full arch dental bridge(s). For single implants, we surgically insert one post per tooth that we’re replacing into your jawbone. During the same appointment, we’ll fit you with temporary crowns—which we can create right here onsite with CEREC technology—that will enable you to eat and speak comfortably while the insertion sites heal. As the healing process continues, the implant posts will gradually become a permanent part of your body. Once your healing is complete, we’ll replace your temporary restorations with final ones during a follow-up visit to our office.
Yes. Through an innovative procedure called bone grafting, our highly skilled and experienced team can provide implants for patients who’ve been turned down by other practices due to jawbone deterioration.

Several factors go into determining your dental implant cost. We recommend that you schedule a consultation in our Newburyport, MA office so that we can determine your specific treatment plan price. While you’re here, we can discuss the many financing options we have available for you.

Your posts and temporary crowns can generally be placed during a single visit. The post insertion sites may take up to six months to fully heal before you can receive your final crowns.

No. Dental implants need the same care as your natural teeth. After receiving them, be sure to brush and floss as directed and return to our office for regular exams and cleanings.

Dental implants are made from high-quality, durable materials and can last a lifetime if you give them proper care.

Let’s discuss your new teeth in person!

dental implant patient smiling