When a tooth is missing, it should be addressed as soon as possible. Replacing teeth as soon as possible restores chewing, biting, and speaking efficiency while maintaining the beauty of the smile. Replacement also prevents the existing teeth shifting out of place. Dr. Judith Whitcomb are excited to offer patients in the Nashua area dental implants.
How do dental implants work?
Dental implants are tiny posts made of titanium, which is biocompatible with the body. The implants are placed into the bone of the jaw to act as a tooth root replacement. When a patient is replacing a single tooth, the implant is restored with a dental crown to act as a false tooth. If more than one tooth is being replaced, the implant can act as an anchor for a dental bridge, or stabilize a full denture.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have several benefits. They are:
What is the process for obtaining dental implants?
The process begins with a consultation appointment with Dr. Judith Whitcomb during which patients are evaluated for candidacy. Implants require sufficient bone structure and a healthy mouth. X-rays are taken to determine optimal placement, which is performed during oral surgery. Bone growth called osseointegration is activated and allows for bone to fuse around the implant to hold it firmly in place. Restorations are then placed as the final touch.
Replace missing teeth with implants today!
Missing teeth can have an impact on the smile in several ways, and prompt replacement is always advised. At Nashua Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry, we encourage patients to consider the benefits implants provide. Contact the team for a consultation appointment at (855) 363-3793 and visit 1 Trafalgar Square #103. We welcome new patients.