Dental implants are a popular option for replacing missing teeth. They are strong and durable and can last a lifetime with proper care. They also look and function just like your own natural teeth.
If you are missing one or multiple teeth and considering getting implants, contact Monadnock Dental Associates today for a consultation.
Dental implants are dental prosthetics used to replace missing teeth. They are made using titanium, a biocompatible metal that fuses with the bone. The dental implant is placed into your jawbone, and over time, the bone grows around the implant to create a strong connection. Once the implant is secure, a dental crown or dental bridge is attached.
In addition to replacing missing teeth, mini implants can also be used to support dental prosthetics, such as dentures or dental bridges. Dental implants are an excellent option for people who have lost one or more teeth, as they offer a more secure and natural-looking solution than traditional dental prosthetics.
A consultation is the first step in the dental implant procedure. During the consultation, our dentist will examine your mouth and teeth to determine if dental implants are right for you and if you will require bone grafting or soft tissue grafting. A bone graft is usually needed when patients have suffered significant bone loss due to gum disease or other dental issues.
We will also take digital X-rays and impressions of your teeth to create a treatment plan. Our implant dentist will discuss the oral surgery with you and answer any questions you may have.
The surgery to place your implants typically requires two dental visits. During the first visit, the mouth is numbed, and the implant site is prepared. Next, a small cut will be made in the gum tissue, and the implant post is placed into the jawbone. Your gums are then stitched together around the implant post.
Healing takes place over several weeks, and during this time, the dental implant fuses to the jawbone. The second dental visit is scheduled once the dental implant has merged with the jawbone.
After the dental implant has been placed, it will take time to heal and fuse with the jawbone. This recovery process can take anywhere from six weeks to six months. It is essential to avoid putting any pressure on the implant during this time as this can cause it to fail. Once the implant has fused with the jawbone, the dental crown can be placed on it.
Dental implants begin at about $3,000 per tooth, including the implant, abutment, and crown. Dental insurance may cover some part of the cost of your dental implant surgery. We also offer financing and payment plans to make the cost of dental implants in Jaffrey, NH more affordable.
The typical dental implant procedure takes about two hours to complete, and recovery time is typically between four and six weeks. However, every patient will be different, and some can take longer to heal. Nevertheless, with proper dental care, recovery should be smooth without any issues.
To ensure that your implants last for many years, it is essential to take good care of them. This will include brushing and flossing your teeth twice a day and visiting our office for regular dental care checkups and cleanings. In addition, you should avoid smoking as this can increase the risk of implant failure.