Dental Implants

Are you missing a tooth? A dental implant may be the right solution for you. Renato Carpinito, DMD is proud to work with patients in Medford, MA, and surrounding areas, providing both implant placements and restorations. Dental implants help protect your dental and oral health while also providing you with increased confidence! Using state-of-the-art tools and techniques, Dr. Carpinito creates dental implants that last.

A Permanent Tooth-Replacement Solution

Q: What are Dental Implants?

Dental implant illustration
A: Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into your gums, where the root of your tooth used to be. The post will function as the root of your replacement tooth. During the period of a few months, the post will begin to fuse with your jaw bone. This creates a secure and stable base for the implant restoration. We restore the implant with a custom-created crown. At our practice we use CEREC same-day crowns, so you can receive a crown in just one visit! After the restoration, your dental implant will look and function as a real tooth.

Q: What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Woman at a dental implant appointment
A: A gap in your smile can have several consequences. It can cause the rest of your teeth to shift, resulting in a misaligned smile. It also leaves your gums exposed, increasing your risk of developing gum disease, or periodontitis. In addition, it can lead to deterioration of the jaw bone, as well as increased difficulty eating and speaking. Plus, a missing tooth can affect your confidence in your smile! A dental implant prevents all of these consequences. It is a permanent, non-removable solution, providing you with more security and stability than a denture.

Q: Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Person in need of dental implants
A: In order to receive a dental implant, it is important that you have sufficient jawbone. Otherwise, the implant can damage the jaw, and the jaw will not provide the stabilization needed to secure the dental implant in place. Dr. Carpinito will work with you to determine if your jawbone is strong enough for a dental implant. If not, we have several other options you can choose from, including dentures, a bridge, or a cosmetic appliance.

Are you thinking about dental implants? Contact us today at 781-393-9000 to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. We will work complete a thorough exam to determine if you are a good candidate!