What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a valuable alternative to removable bridges or prosthesis. A dental implant is a titanium cylinder, which serves a similar purpose to the roots of natural teeth. By integrating to the jawbone, they can permanently support restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures. In this way, the restorations would perform like natural dentition.
A dental implant basically has two pieces: a metal cylinder that is placed into the jawbone and functions like the root of the tooth, and an abutment that screws into the first piece. A crown is then placed on the abutment, creating the appearance of a tooth.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Missing teeth are very common among adults, especially as we age. We all know that removal prosthesis, like dentures, can be troublesome and uncomfortable when we chew or talk. Now, you have a more natural alternative by choosing dental implants to replace one or more missing or damaged teeth with a permanent solution that leaves your smile looking 100% natural and allows you to eat the foods you love again. So let’s regain your smile and self-confidence!
The implants won’t decay and are designed to last for the rest of your life. Implants can be used in conjunction with various dental procedures to improve our oral health. Once they are installed, you’re much less likely to face problems with slippage and discomfort.
Dental implants are widely regarded as the best permanent treatment for loose dentures. Permanent dental implants are designed to make dentures fix to the jaws so they would be much more secure and enable you to smile, eat and talk confidently. By having the implants, your lower denture would not slip or rock anymore. And by connecting the upper denture to them, we can eliminate the palate part of the denture, which would help you with the sensation of cold/hot and tasting food.
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At your consultation appointment, we will assess your your complete medical and oral health and explain all your treatment options, requirements and concerns so you can arrive at an informed decision.
The next step is to conduct a CT Scan (Cone Beam). Clinical examination combined with the CT, is necessary and prudent for establishing the best possible treatment plan for dental implants.
Then we will book a 90 minute appointment where we surgically place the dental implants. In most cases, it takes between 3 to 6 months for the dental implants to heal and fully integrate to the jawbone.
For the last step, we will fabricate the restoration and place the dental implant, which will look and perform as your natural tooth.
To maintain the dental implants and ensure they last for many years, the patient must be agreeable to committing to 3 things:
1. Brushing and flossing on daily basis
2. Dental cleaning every 3 months
3. A night guard
Types of Dental Implants:
A. Conventional dental implants are bigger in size/diameter
These types of the dental implants have been used as dental treatment for over 50 years. The implants require specific criteria on condition, form, and quality of jawbone. After the placing of the implants, in most cases, it takes between 3 to 6 months for the dental implants to heal and fully integrate to the jawbone. Finally, we book you a 60 minute appointment to connect your denture to your new implants.
B. Mini dental implants are narrower in size
A newer innovation, minis have been used as a dental treatment for around 20 years. Mini-implants are a great option for patients who do not have sufficient bone quality and quantity for traditional implants, where bone grafting or jawbone augmentation is necessary. Because of the mini-implants smaller size, the procedure of placing them is much less invasive and often requires less bone volume. Since they do not require surgery, the healing time dramatically is reduced. Pros: less invasive, no bone graft needed, more convenient and comfortable, fewer complications and more affordable. Most often the entire mini process is completed in one appointment.
Dental Implant Q&A:
What forms of payment do you accept?We accepts most forms of payment, including: Checks Cash Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express) Your Company’s Flex Plan (FSA)
Do you have any financing options?If you do not have a dental insurance, please ask about our financing options through the CareCredit® patient financing program. Call 603-778-8101 for more information.
Do you take dental insurance?If you have dental insurance, we’re here to help you with the insurance processing. Please call us at (603) 778 - 8101 and find out about your dental insurance. We accept many dental insurances including Northeast Delta Dental.