From precision placement to professional guidance on care, we help you enjoy implant-retained teeth for life!

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.

Choose your professionals wisely

The success and satisfaction that patients get from dental implants depend, at least partly, on how well each implant is placed or positioned in the jawbone by your dentist or surgeon. Our dentists use advanced technologies, such as computer-guided surgical techniques, to place each implant precisely and strategically. This characteristic is critical because the implant must heal or fully join the surrounding, supporting bone in the jaw. Generally, replacement teeth cannot be connected to the implant until there is a sufficient foundation or base for the implant to be held in place. In this manner, the implant functions as a tooth root to stabilize the replacement teeth, be it a single tooth, several teeth, or a complete set of teeth in an entire upper and lower denture. 

Implant-supported teeth should last a lifetime! After all, they are designed like natural teeth. The most natural design facilitates the most natural appearance and function. Immediate placement of implants also stops or prevents the destructive process of bone loss. Due to a lack of stimulation from the teeth via chewing food and other behaviors, the bone in the jaw can shrink. This process results in all sorts of problems with speech and eating, and the lack of supporting bone can also prematurely age your face. 

Are you a candidate for the “standard” in tooth replacement? 

Thanks to advanced techniques and technologies, there is an excellent chance that you, too, can benefit from dental implants! For instance, patients who formerly required bone grafting or other surgical intervention to build up tissue in the jaw can now avoid this procedure with mini dental implants. MDIs are smaller in diameter than their “standard” implant counterparts. They can be placed conservatively and successfully, even in the mouths of patients with more significant bone loss. Some of our patients have even had their “conventional” dentures retrofitted with MDI-supported systems. 

To discuss your options for treatment, call us today at (978) 881-5826. Your new smile awaits at Acton Dental Associates, conveniently located near Littleton, West Concord, Concord, Maynard, Westford, Boxborough, Stow, Harvard, Sudbury, and communities in between.