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Dental Implants

Are you looking to restore your smile by replacing missing teeth? Our dentists can perform dental implant surgery to help give you a natural-looking smile.

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Dental Implants, Dartmouth Dentist

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

If a tooth is missing, the teeth surrounding the gap may begin to shift out of place and cause alignment issues. The jaw bone around the area may also begin to deteriorate because of the lack of stimulation from the tooth root. This can result in a caved-in facial appearance and may negatively impact your ability to eat and talk.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made from titanium. They are placed in the jaw bone to stop teeth from shifting and to prevent bone loss by allowing the bone to grow and fuse around it.

A restoration, such as a crown or denture, is then permanently secured to the implant. With both of these in place, you should be able to eat and speak as you did when you had your natural teeth. They can also help maintain the structure of your jaw bone and prevent deterioration.

The Dental Implant Process

During your initial consultation, one of our dentists will assess your oral health and determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants. If you are, they will discuss their treatment plan and answer any questions you may have.

The implant is surgically placed at the next appointment. This procedure is typically done under local anesthesia and involves inserting a titanium post into the jaw bone to serve as a foundation for the artificial tooth.

After the procedure, a healing period is necessary to allow the implant to fuse with the jaw bone. This generally lasts between three and six months.

Once healing is complete, you will return to our office so a crown or denture can be fitted on top of the implant. Our dentists take great care to help ensure that your dental implant is the right fit.

Dental Implant FAQs

Read the answers to our most frequently asked questions about dental implants at Alderney Dental Group

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We are accepting new patients! Don't hesitate to contact us and take the first step toward achieving better oral health.

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