Dental implants are typically used to replace missing teeth but are also used to support false teeth. The roots of a tooth support it throughout its lifetime in the human jaw. However, due to dental problems, sometimes dentists must remove the tooth as a form of treatment (root canal). An implant is a titanium screw used to replace the root of the tooth. It acts just like the root of the tooth and remains attached inside the jawbone to support a crown.
Is It Safe to Use Implants and How Long DO They Last?
Dental Implants are safe to use and a well-established treatment. Implants serve as a natural support to the teeth and last a lifetime if you take good care of them.
If you take good care of your teeth and implants you can be sure that the implants will last.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Next best option to natural teeth
Lasting and long-term dental solution
Retain a natural and beautiful smile
Protect the jawbone and keep it healthy
Speak easily with complete teeth
Eat all favorite foods comfortably
Help protect the health of other teeth
Dr. Hegazi specializes in endosteal (or in the bone) Implants - that may involve screws, blades, or cylinders placed surgically in the jawbone. Each implant would hold one or more prosthetic teeth. Dentists generally use this form of implants for patients who have removable dentures or have bridges.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The primary requirement for implants is that you must have good general and oral health. There should be adequate jawbone for good support of the implants. A good candidate must not have any periodontal diseases.
Dr. Hegazi will insert the implants to your jawbone, a procedure that requires special expertise and experience, which gives us an edge over other dentists in Hingham.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The implants procedure is not a one-man job. It requires a team working together to do a perfect job for you. First, Dr. Hegazi will meet with you to discuss your implants and any issues you may have. Depending on the implants you choose, he creates a tailored treatment approach.
Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Dental Implants
Insurance coverage for dental implants varies with the individual insurance carrier. Coverage under your medical plan depends on the cause of the loss of the teeth. It will be advisable for you to check with your insurance provider to know if they cover your situation, or we are happy to check for you.
How to Take Care of Your Dental Implants
After you get through the process, you continue to take care of your teeth as before. This involves brushing, flossing, rinsing the mouth with antibacterial mouthwash, and visiting the dentists for regular check-ups. If you experience any form of discomfort, contact us immediately and get proper checkups.
In need of immediate care?
We provide emergency phone consultation services after working hours and on weekends. Call us at our office (781) 749-3030
50 Derby St #220, Hingham, MA 02043
Tel: (781) 749-3030