Dental implants from Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH can restore your smile with a life-like replacement. If you’re missing a tooth, that alone is a great reason to get one, but we can think of others.
As you may know, a dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into your jaw. In a few months it fuses to the bone. A piece called an abutment goes on top of the implant, and a replacement tooth called a crown goes on top of that.
The finished replacement leaves you with a natural smile; no one will know it’s an artificial tooth. More importantly, you may forget: in addition to appearance, it will function like a natural tooth.
Dental implants have a success rate greater than ninety percent, and they are long-lasting. In fact, they are meant to last a lifetime. With proper care, they can. We will give you detailed instructions on caring for your new implant, which aren’t much different than brushing and flossing natural teeth.
Dental implants prevent bone loss. When you lose a tooth, you lose the root, too, and this can lead to complications. Remaining teeth can shift in your jaw, and you may get a sagging appearance in your face. Implants keep that from happening.
No cavities! Unlike natural teeth, implant-supported replacements don’t decay. You’ll still need to take good care of it, though. Poor dental hygiene can result in complications like gum disease.