Missing teeth can do much more than cause an undesirable appearance: shifting teeth, bone atrophy, and other side effects can cause a serious decrease in the functionality of your smile. Luckily, a dental implant can replace your missing tooth — and its root — to ensure that your teeth function just as good as they look. Find out more about dental implants with Dr. Jennifer Toy in Penacook, NH and serving the Concord area.
Are dental implants safe?
Like with any medical treatment, your first priority when considering dental implants should be understanding the risk involved with the procedure. Dental implants have been in use for decades, allowing dentists to hone their skills and develop a modern, safe implant treatment that, with the proper care, can last a lifetime. Caring for your implants takes no more time or effort than properly caring for your natural teeth: just brush twice a day and floss at least once.
Can I benefit from a dental implant?
If you have a gap in your smile, a dental implant can replace your missing tooth and — unlike other tooth replacement options — its root, too. This means that an implant can also help you decrease your chances of developing the common side effects of a missing tooth, such as the teeth surrounding the gap shifting or a bone-weakening condition called bone atrophy. There are three main types of dental implants:
- Single tooth implants: A single tooth implant replaces one tooth at a time.
- Multiple tooth implants: Multiple tooth implants bridge larger gaps between natural teeth.
- Implant-supported dentures: Implant-supported dentures allow patients to replace most (or even all!) of the teeth on an arch. The denture is non-removable and remains in the mouth while eating and sleeping.
Dental Implants in Penacook, NH
For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Jennifer Toy at her office in Penacook, NH. Call (603) 753-6687 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Toy today! Also serving the Concord area.