Call (603) 836-9171 today to schedule an appointment for dental implants in Manchester, New Hampshire, with Mann Family Dental!
There’s no reason you have to live with an incomplete smile. Whether you’ve lost your natural teeth through an accident or age, or you’ve had a tooth extracted, you have tooth replacement options.
When it comes to replacing individual teeth, dental implant surgery is ideal.
At Mann Family Dental, we provide dental implant surgery to our clients in the Manchester area. Our highly-trained team can insert dental implants in your upper or lower jaw as you need them. With state-of-the-art, precise imaging technology
, we can get a perfect fit for your mouth.
The Benefit of Dental Implants
A dental implant is an artificial tooth crafted to fit in with your natural smile. A small titanium post or screw is embedded in the soft tissue of your gum line and inserted into your jaw, serving as a tooth root. Eventually, bone grafting occurs, fusing the implant to your jaw and strengthening both, creating a long-term solution to tooth loss.
The primary benefit of dental implants is their longevity. Modern design and construction give implants a lifespan comparable to, and sometimes longer than, those of natural teeth. Additionally, they are much easier to maintain because they fuse with your jaw to remain firmly in place.
While they can cost more than other tooth replacement options, patients prefer dental implants because of their permanence. Veneers merely clip-on, and dentures must adhere in place. Implants are not prone to loosening or shifting in the same way as these options.
Dental implants can also strengthen your overall oral health
. It’s easier to clean your teeth when you’ve replaced the missing ones. You’re also less vulnerable to certain types of gum disease with implants.
All of this assumes that you maintain your dental implants, but thankfully that’s very easy. You can brush and floss them like you would your natural teeth. Unlike dentures, you don’t need to remove your implants and let them soak overnight.
Proper Implant Care
Maintaining good flossing and brushing habits is essential to getting the most out of your dental implants. 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.
We’ll also carefully monitor the gum tissue surrounding your implants. Infections may require replacing the implant to treat the infection thoroughly. Such infections can quickly spread and affect large areas of your mouth.
Again, these issues can be avoided by following good oral hygiene practices, but we may recommend additional steps depending on your health history. Regardless, so long as you can keep the inside of your mouth clean, you shouldn’t feel any discomfort from your new dental implants.
How Long Is the Dental Implant Process?
From start to finish, it takes several months to complete dental implant surgery. However, the amount of time it takes can vary. 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 process.
The process starts with a consultation, which ultimately seeks to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implant surgery. After examining your mouth and going through your health history, Dr. Mann may approve you for the procedure or recommend other options. At this point, if you are approved, you may need additional steps to prepare, like bone grafting.
The actual surgery comes next, and clients are often surprised at how little time it takes to complete. You’ll receive a local anesthetic to make the process painless (though you should expect to feel some soreness in the days following).
Once the implant fuses with your jaw, which can take a few months, you’ll receive an abutment and finally a permanent restoration custom-made for your mouth.
Get Your Dental Implants in Manchester, New Hampshire 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.
Call us today at (603) 836-9171
to schedule a consultation and get your questions answered. We look forward to helping you with all of your oral health needs.