When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root that supported it and stimulated your jawbone whenever you would bite and chew. When you replace a tooth with a traditional bridge or denture, it doesn’t come with a replacement for the roots of your lost tooth or teeth. Dental implants provide that replacement in the form of biocompatible titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone. The posts are designed for your jawbone to fuse to their surfaces as it heals, allowing them to more accurately mimic your healthy, natural teeth roots.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are innovative dental prostheses that include one or more root-like implant posts, a corresponding number of abutments, and a custom-designed prosthesis, such as a dental crown, bridge, or denture. After your jawbone has healed around the implant posts, the abutments can be attached and used to secure the custom prosthesis to the implants. This creates a more lifelike replica of your healthy teeth, including the roots that supported them. If you qualify, we’ll work closely with a trusted periodontist to perform in-house dental implant placement so you don’t have to visit a separate office for your treatment. You can receive your dental implants, undergo bone grafting, tooth extraction, sinus lifting, and connective tissue grafting, if necessary, all under the same roof.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
- Greater comfort and stability – By implanting your dental prosthesis in place, implants provide significantly improved comfort and stability to your smile. For example, your bridge or denture won’t shift or lose its grip and become uncomfortable every time you bite and chew.
- No need for attachments – Because implants anchor your replacement teeth in the same way as natural teeth roots, there’s no need to accommodate a bridge by modifying healthy teeth or dealing with small clasps or adhesives for a partial or full denture.
- Improved jawbone health – Teeth roots (and implant posts) don’t just support your teeth, they also stimulate your jawbone. Implants reestablish this stimulation after you’ve lost teeth roots, which significantly improves your long-term jaw health and integrity.
See if You Qualify for Dental Implants
After experiencing tooth loss, dental implants can be the most effective way to rebuild your smile and preserve its long-term health and integrity. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Yelena Popkova D.D.S. in Merrimack, NH, today at 603-595-9400. We also serve the residents of Nashua, Hudson, Manchester, Milford, and all surrounding communities.