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Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Merrimack
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. Dental implants take the place of your missing tooth, acting like a root to hold a crown, bridge, or denture in place. Dental implants are the leading tooth-replacement technology. Consisting of a small, titanium root and a custom crown, a dental implant closely mimics the design of a natural tooth.
You don’t have to worry about going to different offices to get dental implants. Dr. Shetty and our on-site periodontist, Dr.Braga, work together to place implants, as well as restore them with custom crowns, bridges, or dentures. We provide the full dental implant service in one office, here in Merrimack, NH.
Why a Dental Implant?
Because the implant acts like single tooth, it does not involve the surrounding teeth. You may have a bridge in your mouth or heard of “bridges.” Bridges require at least one tooth on either side of missing tooth to be “crowned” to support the bridge. This means that if one of these anchor teeth has a problem, the whole 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 problems in the future.
Single Tooth Replacement
To replace a single tooth, Dr. Braga places a titanium cylinder 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 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 the patient for a lifetime.
Multiple Teeth Replacement
A few strategically placed implants can permanently anchor a bridge or partial denture. The amount of implants you receive will depend on the number and position of missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges and partials will eliminate the need for unsightly metal clasps on your partial, 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 treatment will involve.
Implant Supported Teeth
- Secure and confident smile
- Enjoy your favorite foods again
- Aids normal healthy digestions
- Creates normal bite force
- No acrylic on the roof of your mouth
- No denture adhesive required
- Maintains jaw bone
- Provides long-term stability
- Maintain essential nutrients
- 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 jaw bone
- Increased mobility over time
- Reduces nromal B12, folic acid, and albumin levels
Do you struggle with a loose denture? Imagine if your denture was tight and secure. Would you feel confident to eat corn on the cob and steak? 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. Now imagine what else you can do when you don’t have to worry about your denture.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consulation
Call our Merrimack dental office today and reserve an appointment for yourself or a member of your family. Patients in the Merrimack, Nashua, Bedford, Hollis, Hudson, and Amherst areas rely on Dr. Shetty for comprehensive dental care and a lifetime of healthy smiles.