Dental implants are a serious matter, and can be difficult to navigate how to go about the process. An implant is a permanent decision to make for your smile, so it is important to understand the process and go to a trusted, exceptional dentist. Continue reading to hear about what you should do if you need a dental implant.

Consult With an Oral Surgeon 

At Newton Dental Associates, our Oral & Maxillofacial surgery center is one of the best in the Boston area. Dr. Ilya Garibyan, a 2021 Top Dentist winner from Boston Magazine, is a well-rounded, experienced oral surgeon who always excels at his job. Speaking to him prior to receiving your dental implant is an important part of the process. Understanding how it will be inserted, what the surgery will be like, and what to expect post-procedure are all determinant factors. 

Understanding Titanium and Zirconia 

There are two major types of implants used by the experts here at Newton Dental Associates. These two implant materials are Titanium and Zirconia. Titanium is a strong, yet lightweight metal. It has a proven ability to fuse to the bone. Statistically, Titanium has a 98% success rate and can last for 30 years or more. Zirconia is a metal-free “ceramic” material. White in color, it has a strong appearance and similarity to natural teeth. These implants offer exceptional aesthetic results, holding the same function and reliability of conventional, titanium implants. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even up to a set of full teeth. Both have been used successfully during the dental implant process.

Contact Us Today

To get started with a dental implant consultation, you can contact one of our experts at Newton Dental Associates today. Give us a call at (617) 965-0060 or send us an email at We look forward to assisting you throughout this process!


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