Dental Implants in Manchester, NH.
Implant Dentistry in Manchester, NH
Contact us today at 603-625-9823 to schedule an appointment for dental implants in Manchester, New Hampshire, with Mann Family Dental!
There’s no need to live with missing teeth. Whether you’ve had your natural teeth knocked out due to an accident, or you’ve had your teeth extracted, you have choices to replace missing teeth. When it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are ideal and considered the standard of care.
At Mann Family Dental, we provide dental implants to our clients in the Manchester area. Our experienced team can insert dental implants in your upper or lower jaw as you need them. As a result, we can get a perfect fit for your mouth and leave you with an ideal smile using state-of-the-art, precise 3D Imaging Technology.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small metal post that is used to replace the root of your tooth. A connector, called an abutment, sits on top of the dental implant and connects it to your new tooth. The new tooth is custom-made to match the rest of your teeth.
Over time, your jawbone heals and completely fuses to the dental implant and creates a long-term solution for tooth loss. This makes for a strong and durable anchor for your new teeth. There is no slippage or movement, like dentures. The placement of your dental implants looks natural and fits right in with your other teeth.
Dental implants have three parts:
The dental implant permanently attaches to your jaw and becomes the root for the teeth.
The abutment, which is the connector that supports the tooth, is permanent but can be removed by a doctor if necessary.
The crown, which is also called the prosthetic tooth. This is the part that you can see and looks just like a natural tooth.
To determine your needs and help you develop a plan, our team will schedule an appointment with you to create a 3D image of your teeth and bone structure to determine your specific needs, how much it will cost, and how long it will take to complete your treatment.
You can use dental implants to replace just one tooth, multiple teeth, or you can get a total mouth replacement of all of your upper or lower teeth. If you replace one or a few missing teeth, Dr. Mann may recommend removing additional teeth to make room for the implants. If you are doing a complete mouth replacement procedure, all of your remaining teeth will be removed prior to having the implants placed. Many times your new dental implants can be placed at the same appointment that the teeth are removed.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
The primary benefit of dental implants is their longevity. Modern design and construction give implants a lifespan comparable to those of natural teeth. In addition, they are much easier to maintain because they fuse with your jaw to remain firmly in place.
While they may cost more than other tooth replacement options, many patients prefer dental implants because of their longevity, comfort, available options to replace teeth, and the beautiful results that may be achieved. Because dental implants do not move or shift while speaking or eating, they are preferred over traditional tooth replacement options such as complete or partial dentures. As a result, patients find them easier to care for, they feel more confident, and their chewing is much more comfortable.
Dental implants can improve your overall oral health and your smile. Removing painful, diseased teeth and replacing them with dental implants will improve your oral and overall health in several ways:
- It’s easier to clean your teeth when you’ve replaced the missing ones because there are fewer places for food to get trapped.
- You’re less vulnerable to certain types of gum disease with implants.
- Your chewing is more efficient leading to better digestion.
- Your smile will improve because the missing and bad teeth have been replaced with new ones.
- Comfort and confidence will improve.
It is essential that you maintain your dental implants, and we at Mann Family Dental do our best to help you. You can keep your mouth healthy by making sure to brush and floss them like you would your natural teeth. The most important thing with your new dental implants is to have regular professional care after your treatment is complete. This will involve regular cleanings, X-rays, and oral examinations to monitor everything over time. Remember, your new smile is an investment of time and money and requires a life-long commitment from you!
How Long Does the Dental Implant Process Take?
From start to finish, it may take several months to complete dental implant surgery and final teeth. However, the amount of time it takes can vary based on the individual needs of the patient. It depends on your health history and the condition of your mouth and jaw. We usually estimate several months because there are multiple steps to the treatment process.
The process starts with a consultation in our office in Manchester, New Hampshire. At this appointment, Dr. Mann and his team will meet with you to discuss your needs, gather the necessary medical and dental history information, take the X-rays and Cone Beam image, and examine your mouth. Dr. Mann will then discuss your options and any additional services that may be required for your dental implants. People who have worn dentures for many years or have thin jawbones often need additional bone grafting procedures.
If you would like to have your new dental implants placed with sedation, we offer 3 types:
- Nitrous oxide
- This form of sedation is a gas that is inhaled through your nose along with oxygen. It is very mild and completely reversible when the gas is turned off. Best used for minor implant surgeries and for patients with low anxiety who wish to keep the costs down.
- I.V. Sedation (moderate)
- This form of sedation is for relatively healthy patients with moderate dental anxiety. You are very sedated and do not remember the procedure but are never asleep. This level of sedation is performed by Dr. Mann and his team.
- I.V. Sedation (deep)
- This level of sedation is performed by a Nurse Anesthetist. This level of sedation is for extensive procedures over a long period of time and for people with high dental anxiety.
If after this appointment you would like to proceed, the fee and a timeline for completing your treatment will be presented and appointments scheduled. Most dental implants require a healing time of 4-6 months before teeth can be placed. After your implants have healed and completely fused to your jawbone, the teeth or tooth can be made. These procedures vary in length of time to complete and can add an additional 1-3 months.
All of the procedures from the surgical placement of the dental implants to the final making of the teeth are performed right here in our Manchester New Hampshire office.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
If you care for your dental implants properly, they can last a lifetime and you can enjoy a youthful appearance and beautiful smile for years to come. The implant itself can last forever, and the crown should last between 10 and 15 years if cared for properly. However, over time, the crown will begin to deteriorate due to wear and tear. If your dental implants support an over-denture, the teeth and denture acrylic will usually last about 10-15 years.
The lifespan of your dental implant is also affected by your health habits. For example, if you are a smoker or have chronic health conditions that can affect your oral health—like cancer or diabetes—your implants may not last as long. In addition, regular dental visits and excellent home care will improve your dental implant lifespan.
How to Care for Dental Implants
Maintaining good flossing and brushing habits is essential to getting the most out of your dental implants and keeping your smile healthy. But there are other steps you need to follow.
Regular examinations in our facilities are a must to monitor implants for any damage. Damage that goes unaddressed could lead to the destruction of your implants and require replacement surgery.
Dr. Mann and his team will carefully monitor the gum tissue surrounding your implants. Infections may require replacing the implant to treat the infection thoroughly. In addition, such infections can quickly spread throughout the entire mouth, resulting in poor oral health.
Again, these issues can be avoided by following good oral hygiene practices, but we may recommend additional steps depending on your health history. Regardless, as long as you can keep the inside of your mouth clean, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort from your new dental implants.
Get Your Dental Implants in Manchester, NH from Mann Family Dental
From start to finish, Dr. Mann and his team are here to help you through every step of the implant surgery process and provide a solution that will leave you smiling all the way out the door!
Call our Manchester NH office today at 603-625-9823 to schedule a consultation and get your questions answered. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs.