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Dolce Dental
100 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-6643

Call for a FREE dental implant consultation with the doctor
(available for all new and existing patients.)

When do implants make sense?

Many patients are surprised to learn that dental implants are usually the preferred treatment in any situation involving missing teeth (e.g., single tooth restorations, partial and full restorations).  Dental implants offer many benefits over other treatment options, and, over the course of your life, they may actually be the most affordable option as well!  Call to schedule a free dental implant consultation with Dr. Niecato learn more.

Step 1 

Your dentist will place an implant into your jawbone where the tooth root was previously located.

Step 2

The incision is closed with stitches.  Bone will grow around the implant and attach to the implant surface. This process is called osseointegration and usually takes 3–6 months.  During this time you will wear a temporary tooth replacement.

Step 3

After osseointegration is complete, the abutment is secured to the implant with a screw.

Step 4

The crown is then secured to the abutment. Now you have a prosthesis that looks, feels, and functions lke a natural tooth.

What's the average implant treatment timeline? 

After Bone Loss

Before Bone Loss

  • Improve overall health because you can eat a complete balanced diet.
  • Prevent bone loss in the jaw – other treatments do not preserve bone (see image to the left demonstrating facial changes due to bone loss).
  • Preserve health of neighboring teeth.
  • Implants last – they have the highest success rate of any dental restoration and they do not decay

What makes Dental Implants better than other treatment options?

How long do implants last?

Implants can last for the rest of your life! The lifespan of implants largely depends on oral care, lifestyle, and regular check-ups with your dentist.

After skeletal growth is complete, implants can be used at almost every stage of life without an upper age limit.  So, for most patients, the answer is YES! 

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?