DiNinno Family Dental – Fitchburg MA
Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The dental implants are tiny titanium posts which are placed into the jaw bone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life.
Evaluation for Dental Implants
If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your specific needs and considerations will be addressed by either Drs. DiNinno or by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon referred by our practice. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implants are metal anchors, which act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jaw bone. Small posts are then attached to the dental implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, dental implants are placed within your jaw bone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the dental implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jaw bone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture, which will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.
After the dental implant has bonded to the jaw bone, the second phase begins. The surgeon will uncover the dental implants and attach a small healing collar. Dr. Nicholas J. DiNinno, Jr and Dr. Nicholas J. DiNinno, III can then start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the dental implants. The replacement teeth are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
This is an example of a posterior bridge. These two dental implants and three unit dental bridge can replace all the back teeth in one area of the mouth.
Its also a great option for single tooth replacement.
Read Our Patient Reviews on Dental Implants
DiNinno Family Dental
Patient Review By Joanne L
All the staff is friendly...Dr. Nick always takes time to explain all procedures to me...and Amy is the best dental hygienist ever!!!
- Joanne L
Patient Review By LORI DAVIS
I cannot express the graditude I feel toward Dr. Nick and the staff at Dininno Family Dental. I originally came there with a broken front tooth, have since had an implant and the Zoom whitening done (shout out to Tina for a grear job at that). I now feel comfortable smiling again. Thank you Dr. Nick for being such a wonderful, kind, heartwarming dentist. Love you guys - Lori
- LORI DAVIS
Patient Review By Ned P
Drs. Nick and Nick Jr. are awesome. Our family have been patients for over 25 years. No matter what type of dental procedure that you need, DiNinno Family Dental will take care of you in a manner that provides quality services and painless procedures! I am currently getting dental implants and could not be happier about the results that i am seeing!
- Ned P