When you are missing teeth as an adult, that reality can negatively influence your overall wellness, self-confidence, and quality of life in general. But we can help you turn things around at Nashua Family Dentistry, and with us as your partner, you can bet that your restorative dental care is always going to be designed to be comprehensive, convenient, and comfortable at every step along the way.
So, if you are at all curious about restorative dentistry, including dental implants in particular, keep reading to see a few of the commonly asked questions we’ve been getting from other patients faced with the same challenging situation. Then be sure to give us a call at 603-546-7460 to request your dental implants consultation ASAP!
What Do Dental Implants Involve?
Here’s the basic explanation: dental implants are small rods, typically made of titanium, that look like a screw. They get surgically inserted into your jaw and attached to a replacement restoration in order to create a strong and stunning new smile.
Once implants have been inserted, they immediately begin to merge with the bone in your jaw and act as the roots of your teeth, which ensure that you don’t fall victim to bone and gum tissue loss. There is a short healing process and then you’ll be good to go.
Is The Surgery Painful?
Nope. If your mouth is extra-sensitive, we will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. We have sedation dentistry available, too. Around here, we can employ oral conscious sedation that involves giving you a pill that you’ll take shortly before your procedure. This is sometimes called “sleep dentistry,” though you’ll be awake but relaxed during the entire process.
Which Implants Are Available?
You have great options for dental implants at Nashua Family Dentistry, including:
Traditional Implants: These are full-size implants that can replace single or multiple teeth.
Full-Arch Hybrid Restorations: For this option, we can attach a full arch of non-removable replacement teeth using as few as four implants. If performed in your upper jaw, the roof of your mouth remains exposed, so you can more easily taste and enjoy your food than with dentures.
Same-Day Smile: With this procedure, you can leave with a full mouth of teeth on the same day you receive your dental implants. We’ll explain more about it during your consultation.
Implant-Anchored Dentures: We can securely attach slippery dentures to implants using either ball attachments or a sturdy bar.
Are Dental Implants Comfortable?
Yes! Our implants are designed to feel and function like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is made to fit your unique mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your smile.
Do Dental Implants Last A Long Time?
Indeed. Our dental implants are designed to last a long, long time but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth. The good news is that by all accounts dental implants can actually extend your life expectancy. You’ll look better and live longer.
Can I Get Started Now?
Yes. If you like what you just heard, then call Nashua Family Dentistry today at 603-546-7460 or fill out our online form to request your dental implants consultation appointment in Nashua, NH. Dr. James Kiehl is a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry, so your smile will be in good hands with us!