Elis Paparisto, DDS

Family, Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry.

Belmont Office

6 Hawthorne Street,
Belmont, MA 02478

617-489-1232

617-489-1893

Auburndale Office

339 Auburn Street,
Auburndale, MA 02466

617-244-6066

617-244-6291

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Dental Implants

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When a tooth is lost the specialized bony process that houses the tooth begins to resorb due to lack of stimulation. This causes a decrease in width and height of the bone in the area the tooth is lost. Neighboring teeth and opposing teeth begin to move into the space. This causes food lodgment, subsequent decay, gum disease and abnormal forces being transmitted to teeth leading to fracture of cusps which may necessitate root canal treatment or extraction. Loss of teeth can also cause the cheek and lips to collapse giving an aged look.

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The consequences of tooth loss can be prevented by replacing the lost tooth in a timely manner. Although there are several options to replace a missing tooth the number one choice for replacing lost teeth are dental implants.

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Implants are tiny titanium screws or posts that are surgically placed in the bone. Once integrated into bone they act like roots onto which small posts attach. These posts provide stable anchors to the replacement teeth. Implants maintain the bone height by stimulation and prevents unnecessary trimming of adjoining teeth for bridge placement. Implants can service you for many years with regular professional cleaning and proper home care.

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Who is a candidate for Implants?

Anyone who is missing one or several teeth is a candidate for implants. With the exception of growing children, dental implants are the solution of choice for people of all ages.


Procedure

Dental Implant placement usually takes two surgical appointments:

  • During the first surgical appointment the implant site is prepared to receive the implant following strict aseptic procedures. The selected size of the implant is placed in the prepared site. The gum tissue is sutured over the implant. The implant takes 4- 6 months to fuse with the bone.
  • During the second surgical appointment the implant is uncovered and the appropriate post is attached to which the replacement tooth is anchored. An impression of the post is taken and sent to the lab for the fabrication of the implant crown. During this time a temporary crown is placed. Once the final crown is back it is cemented with permanent cement.

Our Address

Elis Paparisto, DDS
6 Hawthorne Street
Belmont, Massachusetts 02478

617-489-1232

617-489-1893

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Office Hours

Monday 9:00 AM6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM4:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM1:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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