A lost tooth not only damages your smile but also results in numerous health challenges as well. If you’re missing a tooth or more, it affects your speech, biting ability and causes adjacent teeth to shift. Worse yet, a missing tooth leads to jaw bone loss, leading to a sagged face.
Are you tired of seeing that gap in your mouth? You can relax because dental implants offered by Monadnock Perio & Implant Center in Keene, New Hampshire, can permanently restore your missing tooth. If you are uncomfortable with dentures or bridges, dental implants can give you a much better solution.
A dental implant acts as a tooth root. It’s composed of three parts: the implant post, abutment, and crown (or any other prosthetic). When Drs. Kwon, Yen, and Tase establish that you are a perfect candidate for dental implants, you will be expected to be patient and positive because the procedure takes a few months.
The treatment begins with inserting the titanium, ceramic, or titanium-ceramic implant post on your jaw bone. Since this post is biocompatible, it will fuse with the jaw bone (osseointegration) after a few months, forming a sturdy anchorage for a crown, bridge, or dentures.
In certain cases, Drs. Kwon, Yen, and Tase may place a temporary tooth/teeth on the same day as implant post insertion, especially in esthetic areas (i.e., front tooth/teeth).
What about patients with severe bone loss? Years back, if you had severe bone loss, getting dental implants bordered the impossible. However, today, advancement in dentistry technology has led to bone grafting that enables patients with bone loss to benefit from implants.
Dental implants are popularly regarded as the “gold standard” for teeth replacement because they function and look like natural teeth. Dental implants allow you to talk, smile, and eat without making you feel self-conscious about your lost tooth.
Given the above benefits, it’s not surprising when you hear that about 5 million implants are inserted every year in America!
Unlike dentures, you don’t have to sweat over the maintenance of dental implants. Furthermore, board-certified periodontists like Drs. Kwon, Yen, and Tase are not only the specialists for the placement of dental implants but also for the maintenance of dental implants! (Periodontists are the frontline specialists for treating implant complications!) However, that doesn’t mean you let your guard down with your oral hygiene. If you want your dental implants to last for a lifetime, follow the simple maintenance practices:
As you can see, taking care of your dental implants is relatively straightforward.
If you are looking for an effective and permanent solution for your lost teeth, dental implants are perfect for you. If you are in Keene, New Hampshire, or in the surrounding areas, please dial (603) 215-5800 to book an appointment with Monadnock Perio & Implant Center.