Tooth loss is never a welcome experience, but thanks to modern dental technology, there are a number of options available to get your oral health back on track and make your smile look better than ever. No matter if you're missing only one tooth or all of your natural teeth, dental implants are a fantastic option for you to consider. Dr. Harbpinder Shevchenko, a family dentist at Smiles by the Sea Family Dentistry in Hampton, NH, offers dental implants that will rejuvenate your smile!
A New Smile with Dental Implants
Implants are a comprehensive dental restoration that replaces an entire tooth from root to crown. Implants are available for adult patients in good general health that have enough bone density in the gums to support the implant. If the dentist determines that the procedure is a good option for you, the first step in the process involves surgically placing the implant (a small, biocompatible titanium screw) in the socket of the missing tooth. The implant then begins to secure itself in place by slowly fusing with the bone tissue. This process also works to prevent further bone loss, a major side effect of tooth loss and gum disease.
Once the implant has healed and is securely in place, the cosmetic crown is attached to an abutment and your tooth is as good as new. However, you must be able to commit to ongoing oral hygiene and follow up dental care in order to qualify for implants. When cared for properly, implants have a very high success rate and work as a permanent solution to tooth loss, but it is essential that you tend to them.
Find a Family Dentist in Hampton, NH
Don't wait to fix your smile and improve your oral health. Learn more about dental implants and whether they are right for you by contacting Smiles by the Sea's Hampton office. Call (603) 926-8827 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shevchenko today!