Implants and Tooth Replacement
At Elite Dental of Natick, we are dedicated to helping you restore your smile and teeth so you can eat and smile confidently again. We can provide all these services under one roof: you do not need to travel between different offices – we can do it all.
We offer a variety of options to replace teeth from single or multi-tooth implants, fixed implant bridges, implant supported dentures, and traditional dentures. We partner with 3rd party dental financing companies that specialize in dental to help make full mouth restorations accessible.
At Elite Dental of Natick, Dr. Polnar and our oral surgeons can help you feel great about your smile again.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that we surgically embed into the jawbone. This can be used to replace one or many teeth that are close together with a single implant or a bridge supported by implants. Outside of natural teeth, dental implants are the next best thing to restore your ability to eat, chew, and smile. There are typically two steps to an implant procedure: first we will perform the implant surgery, which may involve tooth extraction and grafting or sinus lifts followed by placing the implant post. You will heal for approximately 5 months for single tooth implants at which point we will restore your tooth with the “abutment” which connects the implant to the “implant crown”. During the healing period, the implant will fuse to the bone in your jaw which is a process called “osseointegration” to ensure your tooth is strong enough to bite with.
An implant feels, looks, and functions like a natural tooth. For this reason, dental implants are widely considered to be the next best thing to your natural teeth. At Elite Dental of Natick, you can get the whole procedure done under one roof where our oral surgeons will place the implant and Dr. Polnar will perform the final restoration of the implant crowns.
Learn more about the benefits of dental implants.
Implant Supported Dentures
Here at Elite Dental of Natick, we understand that losing your teeth can be physically and emotionally traumatic, but rest assured you do not have to continue suffering needlessly. Implant supported dentures are a more affordable and effective solution compared to placing an implant in every tooth in your mouth. If the majority of your teeth are non-restorable, we can restore your smile with as little as 2-4 implants that “snap-in” to a removable denture. You can eat and speak like you have natural teeth, you don’t have to deal with “denture glue” as these stay in place, and the implants help maintain your original jaw bone so your face does not sink. This solution can last a lifetime with proper hygiene & diet.
No matter what your situation is, we are here to provide you with several customizable options to fit your specific needs and lifestyle. At Elite Dental of Natick, you can get the whole procedure done under one roof where our oral surgeons will place the implants and Dr. Polnar will prepare and fit the implant attachments and implant supported denture.
Learn more about the implant supported dentures.
Dentures: Complete & Partial
A denture is a removable appliance that is usually used to replace one or more missing teeth. A partial denture usually attaches to the surrounding teeth with metal clasps. A complete denture consists of a flesh-colored acrylic base that supports a complete arch of prosthetic teeth. While implants are the best option to fix non-restorable teeth and to help you eat and smile, the dentures we place are beautiful and functional.
Your jaw bone may continue to deteriorate, requiring further ongoing adjustment and making implant placement more challenging. However, dentures are the most affordable option and are custom-fit dentures as a more comfortable, functional, and durable solution.
Discover how different types of removable dentures can replace missing teeth.
Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts
For a dental implant to be successful, you must have a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw. If your bone is too thin or soft, it may cause the implant to fail. Patients with inadequate bone may need to undergo a bone graft.
Learn more about the bone grafting.