Nashua, New Hampshire patients who have lost a tooth – or several teeth – can benefit from a consultation in which dental implant treatment is discussed. In the several decades these prosthetics have been used, they have become recognized as the gold standard of care in the area of functional restoration.
What are dental implants?Implants are the foundation for the most stable tooth replacement you can find today. These tiny titanium posts are inserted into the jawbone, where they take the place of natural roots. There are three parts to the dental implant: the post, an abutment, or metal ball, and an O-ring made of rubber. In a procedure performed with local anesthetic, the implant post is inserted into a natural or created socket. The abutment, or ball, remains above the gums. Onto this ball and the O-ring, we place a crown or other restorative prosthetic.
At Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, P.L.L.C., we work with a number of different types of implants and situations. A single implant may be inserted to replace one or two teeth, or several implants may be planned to support a bridge or denture. The beauty of implants is that this treatment is designed based on each person's needs. Using the latest technology, our planning process has a high level of accuracy, streamlining the surgical procedure and optimizing results at the same time.
Benefits of implant treatmentNumerous advantages make dental implant treatment appealing. Each stems from the stabilization of implant posts in the jawbone. Implants closely replicate the natural oral structure in their replacement of roots. In the months that follow the initial procedure, bone tissue fuses around implant posts, fully stabilizing the foundation for replacement teeth. Due to the high degree of soundness achieved, chewing, speaking, smiling, and laughing all feel completely natural.
The use of modern, high-quality materials achieves an appearance that cannot be distinguished from natural teeth. These materials will not corrode nor will they become discolored like natural enamel. An additional and very important aspect of dental implant treatment is the preservation of natural bone tissue that stems from the replacement of roots.
In the natural oral anatomy, teeth absorb force when chewing. This force is transferred through roots and into the jawbone, translating to stimulation through which bone continually regenerates. When teeth and their roots are lost, the transfer of force no longer occurs. Replacing roots with implants supports this process for long-term stability, comfort, and facial fullness.
Whether you need single-tooth replacement or full mouth reconstruction, the many benefits of dental implants can be yours. Contact Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, P.L.L.C. today.
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