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Don't Let a Lost Tooth Haunt Your Smile
By Smiles By The Sea Family Dentistry
October 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you ready to replace a missing tooth? Why not restore your entire tooth, including the roots, with dental implants? Our Hampton, NH, dental implantsdentist, Dr. Harbpinder Shevchenko, explains how you can benefit from dental implants.

Implants replace your whole tooth

Other tooth restoration options only replace half of your tooth, the part you can see when you smile. Although replacing the visible part of your tooth is certainly important, building a new tooth from the roots up offers several important advantages, including:

  • Stability: The dental implant that replaces your tooth roots actually becomes a permanent part of your jawbone. Implants are made of titanium, a metal that integrates with and bonds to your jawbone. It only takes a few months for bonding to occur. Once it does, your implant is as strong as the original root once was. Thanks to that stability, your new tooth won't slip when you enjoy a meal at our favorite Hampton restaurant.
  • Natural Appearance: A dental crown added to the top of your dental implant improves the appearance of your smile and also makes it possible to chew easily. Your new tooth fills the gap in your smile, preventing unsightly overlapping or crooked teeth, a problem that can occur after tooth loss.
  • A Permanent Solution: Because your implant bonds to your jawbone, it will probably never need to be replaced. Brushing and flossing your new tooth daily will help prevent infections that could threaten the implant.
  • Reduced Risk of Cavities: When your teeth overlap, it's difficult to remove plaque from the tight spaces. Eventually, cavities can occur due to the plaque buildup. Dental implants keep your teeth straight, which reduces your risk of tooth decay.
  • Excellent Biting Power: Because your implant acts as an artificial root, your biting power isn't affected when you choose an implant or implant-supported dentures.
  • A Stronger Jawbone: Your roots not only keep your teeth securely in place but also prevent your jawbone from weakening. After you lose a tooth, your jawbone may eventually begin to weaken. If that happens, some of your teeth may loosen, and you might notice that your lower face has begun to sag. Thanks to the constant pressure provided by your tooth roots, jawbone changes won't be a problem.

Keep your smile full and bright with dental implants. Call our Hampton, NH, dentist, Dr. Shevchenko, at (603) 926-8827 to schedule your appointment.