Implant FAQs

Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions


Am I a good candidate for a tooth implant procedure?
Implant dentistry candidates:

  • Are missing one or more teeth that they would like to have replaced.
  • Have lost teeth due to wear and tear, aging, or injury.
  • Have looked at other restorative options and found that they don’t supply all of the benefits that implant dentistry does.
  • Want to enjoy a full, beautiful, smile again that looks natural and feels completely comfortable.
  • Don’t want to deal with the hassles of less permanent options that could fall out or get lost.
  • Care about their oral health and want to keep their jawbone healthy and strong.
  • Care about their facial structure and want to prevent bone loss to avoid its negative effect on their outward appearance.
  • Want to feel more comfortable and confident during social situations.
  • Want to smile freely again without feeling self conscious about the gaps in their smile.
  • Want to speak clearly, and enjoy all the foods that they used to eat before their devastating tooth loss.

If any of the above situations apply to you, you might be an ideal candidate for implant dentistry at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH. Implant dentistry provides a safe and permanent solution to tooth loss. Our porcelain crowns perfectly mimic the color and shape of your natural teeth. No one will be able to tell you are wearing an implant. The artificial teeth created with dental implants provide a durable solution that will help you enjoy day-to-day experiences again and provide you with a beautiful, full smile for the rest of your life.

What is the success rate for a dental tooth implant?
The success rate for a tooth implant procedures in the US is around 95%. The procedure is extremely safe and effective.
Why replace lost teeth?
Missing teeth can lead to bone mass loss and can affect the straightness of your remaining teeth. Missing teeth can also affect confidence and result in the loss of social and professional opportunities, and they affect a patient’s ability to communicate clearly and to chew normally. Patients with missing teeth feel less comfortable and more self-conscious. Their oral health is affected, and it is harder for them to smile..
Are dental implants expensive?
Dental implants can last a lifetime. They are made with high-quality materials that can be a bit more costly than other restorative dentistry treatments, but patients report that the benefits are completely worth the investment. At our office, we can offer payment plans to make paying for the implant service even easier.
Will insurance cover a tooth implant?
To find out if insurance will cover the implant, you will need to check with your insurance provider. It can vary from plan to plan. If the tooth implant is not covered, we can provide payment and financing options to help you manage the cost.
Is the dental tooth implant procedure painful?
Sedation dentistry can relieve discomfort during the procedure, but most patients report minimal discomfort the next day. Pain medication can be prescribed if it is needed.
Do Dental Implants Really Mimic Natural Teeth?
Artificial teeth created with dental implants, look, feel, and function beautifully.

The high quality porcelain perfectly mimics the translucence and color of your natural teeth. The people you meet won’t be able to tell that you’ve had a tooth replaced.

Each of our implants is tailored to meet an individual patient’s needs. We craft our crowns to specifically fit in the patient’s mouth and provide them with a perfect bite here in Derry NH, just outside of Manchester NH.

How Long Will My Teeth Implants Last?
mini dental implants dentist Derry NH and Salem NHOur implants are comfortable to wear, and durable enough to last a lifetime. If an accident occurs and your implant becomes damaged, we can restore your implant right in our office.
What About Mini Implants?
At our office, we offer both regular dental implants and mini implants. Mini implants are smaller versions of our regular implants that can be used to replace smaller teeth and fill the smaller gaps in your mouth. Mini implants are made with the same titanium that will fuse directly with your bone.

Whether you’ve lost a small tooth or a molar, you can enjoy all the benefits of implant dentistry and leave our office with a stunning full smile.

Contact Us

If you still have questions about implant dentistry, please contact us today at our Derry NH office!