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What are dental implants?

A dental implant may be recommended for an individual who has lost a tooth due to severe decay, an accident, advanced gum disease or another dental issue. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post, an abutment, and a dental restoration.

The dental implant post is surgically placed into the socket of the missing tooth. As the jawbone heals, it fuses with the implant post. The healing process takes some time. Then, the abutment is attached to the top of the implant post. A dental restoration, like a dental crown, is custom made and attached to the abutment.

 

What are the advantages of dental implants?

There are many advantages that come with having a dental implant placed. Dental implants are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. These dental restorations can bring back self-confidence that was marred by one or more missing teeth.

Implants can also restore your ability to eat and speak properly and with ease. Dental implants are a part of your smile, so they will not slide in your mouth. Also, dental implants do not require the altering of healthy tooth enamel.

 

How do I care for my new dental implant?

Apart from practicing proper dental hygiene and visiting our office often, there is not anything that you need to do to care for your dental implant. There are no special instructions. Simply brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and visit New Hampshire Center for Comprehensive Dentistry at least twice a year for your professional cleanings and exams with our dentists and team.

We welcome you to contact our office at 603-672-6546 today to learn more and to schedule a visit with our dentists in Amherst, New Hampshire.