There are several options for people who have lost one or more of their teeth. One of them is to do nothing, but at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH we recommend dental implants.
If you don’t do anything about a missing tooth, it can result in something that might otherwise be avoidable. Within a year of losing a tooth the surrounding jaw bone begins to recede. That weakens the bone itself, and also lead to a sunken appearance in the face. The more teeth that are missing, the more pronounced this effect is.
Dental implants can prevent this from happening. An implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw. It acts as a new tooth root, and stimulates the bone through the biting and chewing functions. This stimulation helps to preserve bone health.
After the implant is inserted into the jaw it fuses with the bone. It takes four or six months for this to happen. Once it does, the implant is part of the bone, and strong enough to support one or more replacement teeth.
One implant can support one artificial tooth. Several can support a dental bridge or a full dental arch.
The dental implants from Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH are among the most advanced technology that dentistry has to offer. We have placed them in patients from Londonderry, Salem, and Chester, who also come to us for complete family dentistry services. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!
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