Dr. Mark Garrity
Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry
Making your dental health and your smile top priority for over 20 years on the Upper Cape.
5 Sugar Pine Circle
Mashpee, MA 02649
It’s time. Your time.
It’s time to look and feel younger. Time to get healthier. Time for you to live life to the fullest. The fact is, if you’re not happy with your smile, you’re shortchanging yourself, and there’s simply no reason to miss out any longer.
SmileOn! is how you get there. Our expertise in the art and science of superior implants has given rise to thousands of smiles – and retired even more partials and dentures. More recently, advances in technology have enabled us to offer implants in a day. No waiting. No kidding.
SmileOn! dental implants get your confidence back and your life back – permanently. Starting now. Starting with SmileOn!
Dental Implants have changed the face of dentistry over the last 25 years. What are dental implants? What is the history of dental implants? And how are they used to replace missing teeth?
As with most treatment procedures in dentistry today, dental implants not only involve scientific discovery, research and understanding, but also application in clinical practice. The practice of implant dentistry requires expertise in planning, surgery and tooth restoration; it is as much about art and experience as it is about science.
Let’s start from the beginning: A dental implant is actually a replacement for the root or roots of a tooth. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. They are used to secure crowns (the parts of teeth seen in the mouth), bridgework or dentures by a variety of means. They are made of titanium, which is lightweight, strong and biocompatible, which means that it is not rejected by the body.
Titanium and titanium alloys are the most widely used metals in both dental and other bone implants, such as orthopedic joint replacements. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any implanted surgical device.Titanium’s special property of fusing to bone, called osseointegration (“osseo” – bone; “integration” – fusion or joining with), is the biological basis of dental implant success. That’s because when teeth are lost, the bone that supported those teeth is lost too. Placing dental implants stabilizes bone, preventing its loss.
Along with replacing lost teeth, implants help maintain the jawbone’s shape and density. This means they also support the facial skeleton and, indirectly, the soft tissue structures — gum tissues, cheeks and lips.
Dental implants help you eat, chew, smile, talk and look completely natural. This functionality imparts social, psychological and physical well-being.The big question is, “Are dental implants right for me?”
Dr. Garrity has successfully performed hundreds of dental implants. For a consultation to determine your best options, please call us at 508 477-5434.