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Dental Implants - Merrimack, NH

Replace Missing Teeth

Are you missing a tooth? Maybe more than one tooth? Do you have a loose partial or denture? Dental implants are the state-of-the-art way to improve your situation! Consisting of a small, titanium root and a custom crown, a dental implant closely mimics the design of a natural tooth. They actually take the place of your missing tooth, acting like a root to hold a crown, bridge, or denture in place.

With us, you don’t have to worry about going to multiple offices to get dental implants. We provide the full dental implant service in one office here in Merrimack, NH.

Dr. Shetty and our on-site periodontist, Dr. Braga, work together to place implants as well as restore them with custom-made crowns, bridges, or dentures.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Animation of implant supported dental crown

Because an implant acts like a single tooth, it does not involve the surrounding teeth. Bridges, for example, require at least one tooth on either side of a missing tooth to be “crowned” to support it. This means that if one of these anchor teeth has a problem, the entire bridge has to be replaced.

With implants, we can treat each tooth separately. That means if one tooth fails, it doesn’t take down the whole bridge with it. Many times, patients will replace their failing bridge with implants, thus avoiding any potential issues in the future.

Benefits Of Dental Implants

Single Tooth Replacement

Aimation of implant crown placement

To replace a single tooth, Dr. Braga places a small titanium post that mimics a tooth root in the area left by a missing tooth. Over time, your jaw bone will fuse to the implant, creating a solid foundation for a custom crown. Dr. Shetty then attaches a crown to the implant, restoring your smile and improving your oral health. Single implants have an extremely high success rate (95%) and can potentially last for a lifetime.

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Multiple Teeth Replacement

Model smile with implant fixed bridge

A few strategically placed implants can permanently anchor a bridge or denture. The number of implants you receive will depend on the number and position of your missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges and dentures will eliminate the need for unsightly metal clasps as well as deter the bone deterioration that typically accompanies tooth loss. Dr. Shetty will thoroughly explain your treatment plan so you’ll know what your implant procedure will involve.

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Implant-Retained Dentures

Animation of implant dentures

Do you struggle with a loose denture? Imagine if your denture was always tight and secure. Would you feel confident to eat corn on the cob and steak again? Loose dentures are often uncomfortable and frustrating for patients to wear. With dental implants, you can dramatically restore your ability to chew, smile, and speak with confidence. You will be surprised how your denture snaps into place and doesn’t budge. Imagine what else you can do when you don’t have to worry about your denture!

Advantages of Implant-Retained Dentures

  • Secure and confident smile
  • Enjoy your favorite foods again
  • Aids healthy digestion
  • Creates normal bite force
  • No acrylic on the roof of your mouth
  • No denture adhesive required
  • Maintains jawbone
  • Provides long-term stability
  • Maintain essential nutrients

Drawbacks of Traditional Dentures

  • Loose and mobile
  • Limited food choices
  • Reduces normal healthy digestion
  • Reduces bite force
  • Acrylic on the roof of your mouth
  • Denture adhesive required
  • Causes loss (thinning) of the jawbone
  • Loses fit over time
  • Reduces normal B12, folic acid, and albumin levels

Cost of Dental Implants

Animation of implant crowns prior to placement

As with any dental treatment, cost is always a factor that’s on people’s minds. This is especially true when it comes to dental implants, because if you’ve done any research online, you’ve seen that they can be quite expensive! The truth of the matter is that the final price of an implant procedure can vary widely from patient to patient depending on their particular situation, but regardless, they are still, by far, the most cost-effective tooth replacement available today. Click on the link below to learn more.

The Cost of Dental Implants

Dental Implant FAQs

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While we’re sure that we’ve answered some of your basic implant-related questions on this page, we know you have more! Not to worry, because we’ve taken the time to answer some of the most common implant questions we receive every day in our handy FAQ below. In it, you can learn a little more about the procedure itself as well as how long you can expect implants to last. Click on the link below to get even more answers!

Dental Implant FAQs