The 4 Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have helped millions of people in the U.S. to enjoy a beautiful, complete smile, improved oral health, and improved self-confidence. As the only restoration for missing teeth that mimics the function of a natural tooth, dental implants are widely regarded as the premium choice for replacing missing teeth.

Dental Implants are Extremely Durable

Dental implants are the most durable restoration for missing teeth. With good oral hygiene habits and consistent dental care, dental implants are expected to last for decades. Patients may find that they last even longer, never needing to be replaced.

Dental Implants Restore Bite Force

Dental implants are unique in that they are surgically implanted into the jawbone. This restores bite force, as the implants function just like normal teeth. Patients who receive dental implants enjoy a strong bite force, allowing them to enjoy all of their favorite foods once again.

Dental Implants Offer Enhanced Comfort

Dental implants are anchored firmly in the mouth because the implant fuses with the jawbone. This provides for a secure fit, that is not subject to slippage that can occur with dentures. The crown that affixes to the implanted screw is custom-made to specifically fit your mouth, providing a natural appearance and enhanced comfort. 

Types of Dental Implant Restorations

Dental implants can replace an entire arch of teeth, several missing teeth in a row, or a single missing tooth. Implant-supported bridges replace two or more consecutive missing teeth in the upper or lower arch. Implant-supported dentures allow patients to receive a permanent, fixed denture, or a removable denture that snaps onto the implants.  Your periodontist will help you to decide the best type of implant restoration to achieve your goals. 

Who Are the Best Candidates for Dental Implants?

The best candidates for dental implants are those who are missing one or more teeth and are committed to practicing excellent oral hygiene habits.  Patients must be free of active gum disease. Importantly, candidates for dental implants must also have sufficient jawbone to support a dental implant.


Patients who have lost a significant amount of jawbone can become good candidates for dental implants after undergoing a bone grafting procedure. Bone grafting is a routine surgical procedure performed by periodontists that uses a bone graft to regenerate jaw bone that had previously been lost due to an infection or gum disease. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants 

How long will it take to get dental implants?

Dental implants are a process that spans several months. The reason that it takes time to restore the smile with implants is because the implanted screw must fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This process can take 3-6 months.

Can I use CareCredit for dental implants?

Yes. At Schrott Perio Implants we accept CareCredit for all procedures and treatments. 


Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation in Belmont, MA

If you’re ready to learn more about restoring your smile, improving your oral health, and protecting your overall health, schedule a dental implant consultation at Schrott Perio Implants. Our highly trained implant specialists are here to help you restore your smile and improve the quality of your life with dental implants. Call 617-484-9240 or send us a message to request an appointment.