If you have to replace teeth due to trauma or periodontal disease, consider your options carefully. There’s no “one size fits all” solution to replacing missing teeth. Restorative dental treatments vary to suit a person’s personal preference, budget, and dental needs. If you’re looking for a long-term tooth replacement option that’s both functional and appealing, dental implants are what you need. Dental implants from Monadnock Perio & Implant Center, Keene, New Hampshire, can make a remarkable difference in restoring the look, feel, and function of natural teeth.
Dental implants so closely resemble real teeth it’s hard to distinguish them from your natural teeth. Implants consist of basically three parts: a titanium base (the implant), an abutment, and a dental crown, generally a porcelain crown, to replace your missing tooth. Dr. Kwon, Dr. Yen, or Dr. Tase will insert the titanium or ceramic base into your jaw surgically, where it will fuse with your jawbone and act like your new tooth root. The fusing process may take a few months to complete. Once the implant has healed, it will be fitted with an abutment and porcelain crown to give you an attractive, natural-looking replacement tooth. With proper care, implants can last many years, while your porcelain crown may need replacing after 10-15 years.
Unlike dentures that may be ill-fitting, tend to slip when you eat or speak, and must be removed at night for cleaning, dental implants provide security, stability, and permanency – just like natural teeth. Once implants fuse to your jawbone, they stay firmly in place and act as a foundation for your replacement teeth. You never have to worry about your new teeth slipping, shifting, or falling out unexpectedly while talking, laughing, or eating.
By choosing implants as a missing tooth replacement option, you also benefit from: