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Why Adults Get Dental Implants (And Kids Should Not)

Why Adults Get Dental Implants (And Kids Should Not)
  • October 29, 2016

Having trouble chewing or talking because of a missing tooth? Tired of seeing that empty space in your smile? Call us today at 603-546-7460 for an appointment to get dental implants.

You want a dentist with the right training for this restorative dentistry treatment. Dr. Kiehl is a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry. That means he has advanced training in placing dental implants.

Do You Really Need A Replacement Tooth?

When you lose a tooth, you are facing a number of problems:

  • Your smile looks worse with that empty space in it.
  • Food particles can collect in that gap.
  • You can have trouble chewing.
  • If the lost tooth was in the front, you could have trouble talking.
  • Jawbone deterioration.

That’s why you need to call our Nashua, NH dental office today. Until you get a dental implant, none of those problems will get better. Our dentists are specifically trained in placing dental implants. By getting a dental implant to replace a lost tooth, you can help chew normally, pronounce words more clearly, look better, and keep your jawbone healthier. That’s a lot of benefits from one treatment.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants have three sections.

  • A titanium root that mimics your natural roots.
  • A natural-looking replacement tooth.
  • An abutment that firmly connections the two.

They’re used as a long-lasting, attractive replacement for lost teeth. Dental implants do not require any special care; just brush and floss like normal. For many people, dental implants will last 20 years or more. That’s one of the longest-lasting restorative dentistry treatments available.

Placing the titanium root in your jawbone requires oral surgery. However, Dr. Kiehl has done this many times. As a member of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry, he also has training that other dentists might not. Here’s how the treatment will work:

  • The area is thoroughly cleaned and numbed.
  • Your artificial root is surgically placed where the only tooth was.
  • The area heals, allowing the bone to fuse with the root.
  • A replacement tooth is made to fit that gap.
  • That replacement is artfully placed atop the root.

Call us today at 603-546-7460 to schedule your next appointment for a dental implant. You deserve a full smile that works right.

Why Adults (But Not Kids) Can Use Dental Implants

Unfortunately, dental implants are not children. Sure, they can lose permanent teeth just like adults can. However, the key difference is the jawbone.

Natural teeth have roots that extend into the jawbone. Because they’re natural, they are flexible to some degree. That’s why orthodontics work. You can move your teeth even though they’re implanted in your jawbone.

Dental implants use a root made from titanium. It’s safe, but it’s not going to be as flexible or mobile like natural roots. A child is still growing. If they get an implant, it won’t move while the rest of the teeth try to. Dr. Kiehl has the advanced training to know a dental implant can get in the way or a child’s dental health.

Types Of Implants You Can Get

Standard dental implants: These are great at replacing a single missing tooth.

Mini dental implants: Some of your teeth are bigger or smaller. Mini dental implants are great when you need to replace a smaller tooth. It can also be used where your jawbone is thin. That’s because the titanium root is much thinner than a standard dental implant’s root.

Implant-secured dentures: If you need many teeth replaced, you can secure dentures using implanted roots. This makes sure your dentures aren’t going to move around or fall out.

All-on-4® dental implants: Similar to implant-secured dentures, this restorative dentistry treatment uses a patented technique to place the implants. This gives it more stability and security.

Call our Nashua, NH dental office TODAY at 603-546-7460. Dr. Kiehl has the advanced training needed to help ensure your dental implants will work right. You’ll soon be able to chew, look, and talk just like you used to — but not until you call to make an appointment.