Replacing A Lost Tooth With Dental Implants

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When you lose a tooth to infection or periodontal disease, this gap could cause major problems with your smile. Our team wants to help address the gaps in your smile with a lifelike and durable tooth replacement. In today’s blog, your Londonderry, NH, dentist talks about replacing missing teeth with dental implants.

The Causes and Risks of Tooth Loss

You should always seek replacement when you lose a tooth. A gap could form in your smile due to untreated cavities or infection, which reach a state that extraction is necessary or the tooth is simply lost. Injury is often a factor too. Periodontitis, the advanced stage of gum disease, is usually the most common reason we begin to lose your teeth. When these gaps form, we need treatment to avoid major complications with how we eat and speak, or with our ability to smile with confidence. As the body registers the missing roots, the flow of essential nutrients to the jaw falls, and this causes the loss of mass and density, meaning you risk further tooth loss and a much older appearance.

Individual Dental Implants

Dental implants can help preserve your smile, as we insert posts that act as new roots into the jawbone at the site of your missing tooth. With advanced imaging technology, we can guide them in at the perfect angle, position, and depth to support a new tooth or a portion of a prosthetic. This causes the flow of nutrients to resume, and your jaw doesn’t lose mass and density, meaning you hold onto the youthful appearance and enjoy new teeth that last decades. For an individual one, we will insert an implant into the jaw and then when the placement area heals, attach an abutment and a crown. The custom crown will look natural and blend with the smile, offering a durable chewing surface and proper bite balance too.

Bridges and Dentures

What if you have a more severe case of tooth loss? For larger gaps, such as two to four missing teeth in a row, we could create a lifelike bridge and support it with one to two dental implants. If you have total or near-total tooth loss, we may extract the last few and plan the placement of multiple posts per arch. Once these dental implants are in place, we can attach abutments and a denture, often in the same visit too, so you leave with a full smile.

If you have any questions about how we plan and place dental implants, then contact our team today.

Schedule A Visit With Dr. Karimipour for Tooth Replacement

We want to help you obtain a full and beautiful smile again, sometimes in as little as one visit. Talk to our team about placing new and lifelike dental teeth, by calling My Dentist in Londonderry, NH at (603)965-3407!