Dental implants are a secure and long-lasting way to restore your smile following tooth loss. Whether you are only missing a few teeth or an entire row, dental implants can be used to anchor replacement teeth in place. Dr. Farshad Pezeshki, the skilled dentist at Pearl Dental Associates in Nashua, NH, can determine if dental implants are an option for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small metal posts for anchoring artificial teeth in place. In that way, they serve a function similar to the roots of natural teeth. When replacing a single missing tooth, one implant and a crown are needed. If multiple teeth are missing, several implants can be used to securely hold bridgework or dentures in place.
One of the reasons dental implants are such a secure and long-lasting method of restoring your smile after tooth loss is that they are placed directly in bone. Over the course of a few months the implants permanently fuse together with the bone tissue in the jaw area. Once fused together, the implants are able to hold artificial teeth securely in place.
To be a candidate for dental implants it is necessary to have sufficient bone tissue, as well as healthy gums. The experienced dentist at our office in Nashua can assess whether dental implants are a possibility for you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Several benefits are associated with dental implants. Some of the main benefits include being durable, secure, and long-lasting. They are also extremely versatile since they can be used to replace one tooth or all of them. Another significant benefit is that dental implants can help preserve bone tissue, which can diminish following tooth loss.
Dental implants can also reduce many of the side effects associated with tooth loss. The teeth serve many functions, including supporting facial muscle and guiding tongue placement when speaking. Tooth loss can lead to facial sagging and altered speech. Restoring your smile with dental implants provides additional support for the muscles in the face, which can diminish drooping and sagging. Additionally, speech often improves once the gaps caused by tooth loss are filled in.
Get ready to restore your smile with dental implants, the permanent solution to tooth loss. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Pezeshki to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants by calling Pearl Dental Associates in Nashua, NH at (603) 883-6010.