Not so long ago dental implants were considered an unusual procedure –experimental, if not downright futuristic. That is no longer the case. Dental implants have become part of mainstream dentistry, and they’re available at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH.
Implants are natural-looking replacements for one or more missing teeth. More importantly, they function like natural teeth. Unlike other replacement options, they do not move around in your mouth when you eat or speak.
Strictly speaking, a dental implant is the titanium post that is inserted into your jawbone, where it acts as a replacement for a missing tooth root. Because it fuses with the bone, the implant becomes a solid base for replacement teeth.
Earlier generations of these titanium posts had a success rate approaching ninety-four percent. As good as that is, implants have improved. They are more stable, with even higher success rates.
One titanium post can support one replacement tooth. Several of them can support a dental bridge. Multiple posts, usually four, are enough to support a full dental arch.
Can dental implants get even better, in the years ahead? Forecasters say yes: further improvements will lead to consistently better outcomes across the board. Just one example: an important issue in whether someone is a viable implant candidate is bone density. The use of 3D printing holds promise for patients who need bone grafting prior to getting an implant.
For now, though, the dental implants at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH are state-of-the-art, whether it’s for single tooth replacement, multiple, or full arch. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!