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Dental Implants — Merrimack, NH

The Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth

Are you missing a tooth? Maybe more than one tooth? Do you have a loose partial or denture? If so, we are here to help! While there are plenty of ways to fill those gaps in your smile, state-of-the-art dental implants are simply the best way to replace missing teeth. This unique type of restoration mimics the design of a natural tooth both above and below the gumline to provide unmatched comfort and functionality. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about spending extra time, money, and hassle visiting different dental offices when you visit us here at Dental Designs of New England. Dr. Shetty and our on-site periodontist Dr. Braga use their combined expertise to place and restore dental implants all under the same roof. To learn more about dental implants, don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule your consultation today!

Why Choose Dental Designs of New England For Dental Implants?

What Are Dental Implants?

Diagram of X-ray of dental implants in Merrimack

There are three main parts to a dental implant: the implant post, the final restoration, and the small connector piece called an abutment that connects the two. The final restoration sits above the gumline to replace the crown of your missing tooth, while the implant post beneath is inserted directly into the jawbone to mimic the roots. This is what makes dental implants so much more comfortable and functional than dentures and dental bridges, which only replace the crowns of teeth. What’s more, this unique placement encourages a healthier, stronger jawbone and has the potential to keep your new teeth in place for a lifetime. Dentists consider dental implants to be the gold standard of tooth replacement because of their ability to look, feel, and function just like natural teeth!

The Dental Implant Process

Man smiles as he gets dental implants in Merrimack

Dental implants are surgically placed below the gum line. While many patients worry about this surgery, it is actually a minimally invasive procedure, and it’s performed right here in our office with a dentist and team that you already know and trust. First, we simply need to make a small incision into the gums. Then, we place the dental implant into the jawbone, and a protective cap is attached to it. This cap maintains the space needed to attach the restoration to the implant while also allowing the post to fuse with the surrounding bone and gum tissue. After an implant has fully fused with the jawbone, you’ll return to our office so we can connect it to your restoration.

How Dental Implants Can Change Your Life

Older woman with dental implants in Merrimack smiles while holding an apple

When it comes to replacing your missing teeth, the benefits of dental implants in Merrimack outweigh those of any other tooth replacement option. Due to the materials and treatment process that are used to fill the empty spaces, you can enjoy a solution that closely looks and feels natural. With over a 95% 10-year success rate, you can make a true investment in your smile and your quality of life. At Dental Designs of New England, we are happy to help you enjoy the benefits of dental implants.

Secure & Confident Smile

Smiling, confident man with dental implants in Merrimack

Dental implant posts are surgically placed into your jawbone. Your bone will fuse to them to create a secure and stable foundation for your replacement teeth. You will never have to worry about any slipping or irritation, so you can chew, speak, and smile with confidence.

Enjoy Your Favorite Foods

Young man with dental implants in Merrimack about to eat steak

When living with tooth loss, you may have to avoid many of your favorite foods, like steak. Although conventional options, like dentures, will allow you to eat a variety of foods, there are still limitations. To maintain a nutritious and balanced diet, you will regain the ability to eat anything, including steak, when choosing dental implants.

Creates a Normal Bite Force

Closeup of smile with dental implants in Merrimack eating an apple

With dental implant posts acting as new tooth roots, your prosthetic teeth will stay firmly in place. This allows them to closely function like your real ones. As a result, you will enjoy a natural biting force. In fact, when compared to traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants in Merrimack offer an increased biting force of over 70%.

No Denture Adhesive Required

Diagram of implant dentures in Merrimack

Since dental implant posts are used to secure your replacement teeth, you will not have to worry about using messy or expensive adhesives. This not only allows your oral hygiene routine to be easier, but also more affordable because you will clean them just as you would your natural teeth.

Maintain a Strong, Healthy Jawbone

Model jaw with dental implants in Merrimack

Dental Implants are the only tooth replacement option to protect the density of your jawbone. With the implant posts in place, it stimulates your jaw to encourage new bone growth. This allows you to preserve your bone density to protect any remaining natural teeth and your facial structures.

Enjoy Long-Term Stability

Young woman admiring her new dental implants in Merrimack

With the right care, your dental implants have the potential to last for a lifetime. You will not need adjustments to ensure that they continue to fit well, and you will not need to have them replaced. This allows you to make a long-term investment in your quality of life and your oral health.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

young man with dental implants in Merrimack

Not only are dental implants the premier tooth loss solution, but they can help practically any healthy adult replace any number of missing teeth! Depending on the extent of your tooth loss, we’ll place a crown, bridge, partial, or full denture on the fewest number of dental implants that will provide a reliably strong foundation.

Missing 1 Tooth

Diagram of a single tooth dental implant in Merrimack

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 jawbone 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.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Diagram of implant bridge in Merrimack

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.

Missing All Teeth

Closeup of model implant denture in Merrimack

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!

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Model implant and money symbolizing the cost of dental implants in Merrimack

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. During your initial consultation, we’ll walk you through every step of the process and help you budget for the costs associated with this treatment.

Cost of Dental Implants & Surgical Placement

Closeup of dental implants in Merrimack

Getting dental implants involves a multiphase process, and the majority of the cost of this treatment is the price of the dental implant posts and their surgical implantation. The cost of your implants will depend in large part on the type of implant needed, the material used, and the position of your missing tooth.

Unfortunately, most dental insurance plans do not offer coverage for implant posts or their placement. However, other factors associated with the implant procedure may receive some dental insurance coverage.

Factors Associated with the Cost of Dental Implants

Diagram of dental implant for missing upper tooth in Merrimack

In addition to the price of your dental implant posts and their placement, other factors that can influence the cost of dental implants include:

  • Preparation– Prior to the placement of implants, patients may be in need of preparatory procedures, including a tooth extraction and tissue grafts. Part of the costs of these procedures may be covered by your dental insurance plan.
  • Sedation– Many patients choose to use dental sedation to stay relaxed and free from pain during their dental implant process. Depending on the type of sedatives we use and your individual plan, we may be able to use your dental or medical insurance to offset the cost of sedation.
  • Restoration– The replacement tooth or teeth will also impact your overall treatment cost. In most cases, your dental insurance plan will provide the same coverage for an implant-retained crown, bridge, or denture that you would receive for a traditional restoration.

Making Dental Implants Affordable

Dentist and patient discussing the cost of dental implants in Merrimack

If you’re interested in getting dental implants, we’ll start by discussing the costs and potential insurance benefits of each step of your procedure. We can also split the cost over the course of your treatment, charging for each service on the day it’s provided rather than collecting the entire price upfront. And, for those patients who want to spread the price of their treatment out over several months or years, we work with CareCredit and Wells Fargo Health Advantage to provide qualified patients with low-to-no interest financing plans.

To learn what the price of your specific implant procedure will be, be sure to schedule a consultation with us today.

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