Dental Implants

Dental implants help support prosthetic replacement teeth by anchoring into your jaw and mimicking a missing tooth’s roots. Consisting of a small titanium post, your implant inserts directly through the socket where your roots once connected to bone. The biocompatible nature of medical-grade titanium allows your body’s oral tissues to fuse together, holding the post secure for years, and potentially your entire lifetime. After recovering from the initial surgery, we will attach an abutment that supports a prosthetic above your gumline.

In addition to replacing individual teeth in combination with a dental crown, your dental implant can support more significant prostheses. If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, we could design an implant-supported bridge. We could even create a full set of dentures supported by four to six implants.

An Effective Treatment For Missing Teeth

Losing one of your teeth can be a source of frustration that upsets your ability to enjoy everyday life. The gap in your smile can cause embarrassment as you try to hide it from others. This may make you less confident in social interactions, greatly affecting your happiness. You also lose important bite functionality as you awkwardly shift your jaw to move around your open socket as you chew. This can lead to avoiding previously enjoyable foods that now cause pain. For your convenience, My Dentist can design a dental implant and restoration to restore your bite and improve your quality of life.

Providing Valuable Support For The Health Of Your Jaw

When your tooth is healthy, it transfers the force of your bite through its roots to the jawbone. This stimulates nerves that signal your body to provide nutrients and minerals that sustain the bone’s density. But when you lose one of your teeth, you lose the signal and your body no longer knows the bone is in use. Through a process called resorption, the bone below the open socket shrinks without the material necessary to replenish itself.  

Because they secure permanently within your jaw, dental implants return the stimulation of your bite and can preserve your bone density. This helps prevent several complications including additional lost teeth, changes in the bite and facial structure, and difficulty speaking. 

Talk To Your Londonderry, NH Dental Practice About Replacing Missing Teeth With Dental Implants

We can provide long-term treatment to restore your smile after losing a tooth. Dental implants can return the function of your bite and maintain a healthy jaw. For more information on how we design and place prosthodontic solutions for missing teeth, call our Londonderry, NH office today at 603-965-3407.