Tooth loss is extremely common, and may result from an accident or decay, or many other reasons. Replacing a lost tooth with a dental implant, like those available at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH, is more and more common every day.
It used to be that the only options for a lost tooth were bridgework or dentures. Dental implants have proven to be superior in every way. The reason for that is really simple: they look and function like natural teeth.
Appearance is one of the big attractions of implant-supported artificial teeth. While they look completely natural, they make a world of difference in the appearance of your face.
When a tooth root is lost, your jawbone actually begins to deteriorate. This affects the structure of your face, which begins to have a sagging appearance. Since dental implants are physically attached to your jaw, and the bone actually grows around it and becomes one with it, it acts as a replacement root and prevents bone loss.