While many tooth replacements can last a very long time, keep your bite even, and stop neighboring teeth from shifting out of place, dental implants take the process to a whole new standard. Not only can you fill the gaps in your smile, but you can replace the root portion of your tooth as well. If you’re looking for the most comprehensive tooth replacement possible, Dr. Golparvar is the dentist you’ll want to see! Call his dental office to set up your first consultation to discuss tooth replacement with dental implants in Manchester, NH.
Dental implants are dedicated tooth replacements that use a series of components to replace both the root and crown portion of teeth. Unlike bridges and dentures which only rest on top of the gums, dental implants utilize a sturdy titanium post that integrates with the jaw bone and surrounding soft tissue. This post is more than strong enough to hold teeth without modifying neighboring ones. Once placed, they can be covered with a natural-looking, ceramic dental crown that blends in perfectly with your smile.
Dental implants are widely regarded as the most comprehensive tooth replacement option because of how they improve your mouth’s overall function. For example, because of the integration process with your bone tissue, it’s regularly stimulated throughout the day. This keeps your biting force strong and makes it easy to enjoy the foods you love. Furthermore, you can expect your implant to last several decades without needing replacement. Dental implants also look incredibly natural thanks to the ceramic restorations utilized, whether you have remaining teeth or not.
More patients are eligible for dental implants than ever before, but there are certain qualifications to keep in mind. For example, there needs to be a certain amount of bone tissue available so the implants can integrate properly. You’ll also need to have sufficient oral health, especially good gum health, so the healing process can occur as planned. If you are missing one or more teeth (or missing an entire arch), chances are dental implants are perfect for your needs!
A single titanium implant post is used to replace an individual tooth, which is strong enough to hold a dedicated implant crown made from high-quality ceramic materials. Unlike bridges, you will not have to remove existing enamel from neighboring teeth just to get it placed. In order to keep the crown stable, an abutment is placed after the implant post has had time to integrate and heal inside of your bone and gum tissue.
If you have two or more consecutive missing teeth, a series of dental implants can be used to hold a dedicated dental bridge. Because dental implants are so strong, you won’t necessarily need to have an implant placed for every missing tooth. For example, a pair of dental implants can typically hold a two- or three-crown bridge. In the event more teeth need to be replaced, a partial denture combined with dental implants is also a consideration.
Whether you are missing all your teeth in either your top or bottom arch, a series of implants can be placed throughout the jaw to provide a stable foundation for an implant-retained denture. If you already have a denture, we’ll determine if it can be customized to fit with dental implants. If not, we’ll design a fully customized denture to ensure that it fits your mouth exactly and is made with gum- and tooth-colored materials.
Dr. Golparvar is highly trained in many facets of dentistry, including the placement and restoration of modern dental implants. This means that you will not have to travel to another dental office (such as an oral surgeon) just to have the placement portion of your implant treatment performed. He’ll work with you on every phase of treatment, making the process all the more convenient, comfortable, and accommodating, no matter how many teeth you need to replace.
Dental implants are very customizable and every patient is going to have their own unique set of needs and goals. As a result, this can make it difficult to provide a specific price for treatment until a series of exams and X-rays are performed. The number of teeth you need to replace, the current condition of your oral health and bone tissue, and the type of restoration needed can all influence cost. With that said, dental implants are an ideal long-term investment because of their longevity, reliability, function, restorative qualities, and incredible aesthetics, making them more worthwhile than traditional tooth replacement methods.
If this is your first time learning about dental implants or you’ve been told that you’ll need to have a tooth extracted and unsure of the best tooth replacement, we understand if you have questions. Dr. Golparvar and his team want you to be fully informed when it comes to your future treatment, which is why we’ve included a detailed FAQ section below for your convenience. If your question isn’t listed, feel free to give us a call!
Dental implant treatment is considered to be completely safe when performed by a professional. On top of that, they currently have an average success rate that falls between 95% and 98%, giving you even more confidence to replace teeth via this method. Thanks to decades of research and development, dentists have nearly perfected the placement of dental implants and made the treatment extremely predictable, reducing the risk of complications. Our in-house specialists are happy to answer any questions you have about the safety and effectiveness of implants during your consultation.
Just because you are not eligible for treatment now does not mean you can’t receive it later. It really comes down to determining what you need in order to receive dental implants safely. For example, if you do not have enough healthy bone tissue to receive an implant, a bone graft may need to be performed. If you have gum disease that puts your implant at risk of failure, we’ll recommend gum therapy to ensure the gum tissue heals before you receive any kind of oral surgery.
One of the notable benefits of dental implants is that they actually don’t require any special maintenance to keep healthy. In fact, as long as you practice brushing twice a day, brush for at least two minutes at a time, floss daily, and visit our office once every six months for a routine exam, your dental implant should remain healthy for many decades. Of course, if you choose to replace teeth via an implant-retained denture, make sure to clean underneath your restoration as it is much larger and more complex.
Dental implants are not like dentures and should never be removed after they are placed. However, if they are failing and did not properly integrate with the jaw, they need to be removed. Keep in mind that even if you choose to restore your implants with a removable implant denture, the implants remain in placed despite the restoration being removable.
While a single missing tooth may not seem like a big deal, it can have long-term implications for your oral and overall health. Maintaining a balanced diet becomes more difficult, even when missing a single tooth. Additionally, neighboring teeth will begin to shift out of place when a tooth is missing for too long. Whether you’re missing single teeth or several in both arches, replacement is always the better option compared to doing nothing.