Dental Implants in Concord, NH
At White Park Dental, we’ve embraced improvements in dental technology that enhance the lives of our patients. We prefer to practice tried-and-true techniques that can transform patients’ lives. Dental implants are an innovative dental technique that can do all of these things and more.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a state-of-the-art technique that allows us to replace missing teeth with new teeth that look and feel so much like the real thing that most people (including you!) will never know the difference.
An oral surgeon will place a small titanium post in your jaw. As you heal, the post actually becomes a part of your jawbone through a process we call osseointegration. Once healing is complete, we can restore the implant using dental crowns, a bridge, and even some types of dentures.
The implant is stable and secure, and the restorations are lifelike and custom-made to blend in with the rest of your teeth.
The Dental Implant Advantage
Dental implants look great and feel great, but they also have an additional advantage that you can’t find in other tooth replacement technologies. Implants restore the mutual relationship that exists between the roots of your teeth and the bone in your jaw.
Your roots and jaw bone work together as a team. The bone holds the root in place and the root stimulates the jaw bone to constantly maintain its integrity. When you lose a tooth, this process comes to a halt, causing the bone to resorb and atrophy. In time, the results of this process can lead to the weakening of the bone, changes in the shape of your face, and further tooth loss. Losing more teeth causes the bone loss to spread and leads to the “sunken” look that is often present in people who are missing several teeth.
When a dental implant is placed, the relationship is restored and the bone is once again stimulated to maintain itself.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
Choosing dental implants is an investment in your future dental health. Other options cost less, but they can’t prevent bone loss in the way implants can, and they are not secure and permanent in the way implants are.
We are happy to perform an examination and see if you are a good candidate for implants. The main reason why implants might not be the right choice for some people is because they have already lost a significant amount of bone. If there isn’t sufficient bone present, the implant cannot be securely placed.
If this is true for you, we can discuss certain surgical procedures, like bone grafting, that can restore your bone and make implants an option in the future. We can refer to you a trusted oral surgeon who can perform these procedures for you.
Call our office today to schedule a consultation with Concord dentists Dr. Bogacz and Dr. Vasantha to learn more about dental implants and how they can restore your smile.