If you’ve recently lost teeth due to advanced periodontal disease, accident, or for any other reason, finding the right replacement for the lost teeth is important. Waiting to act on a replacement option means giving your teeth time to shift, and this can permanently alter your smile, leading to complications that affect both your appearance and your ability to enjoy some of your favorite foods. If you have recently lost teeth, it’s time to talk to a periodontist about your options, and it’s time to consider whether dental implants in Concord, NH are right for you.
Why Dental Implants?
There are a few options for tooth replacement that patients can choose from, and there are good reasons to consider the alternatives for some patients. Dentures have been a solid full-arch replacement for teeth for centuries, and their design has been elevated over the course of the last fifty years as new materials are developed and new techniques for building them explored. Unfortunately, dentures will slowly change in fit and appearance over time as the gums change post-tooth loss.
Another option for partial tooth replacement is bridge work. It looks natural, and it lasts a long time. It can be damaged if you eat tough foods, though, and bridges are built with the expectation they’ll be replaced in about 15 years. Dental implants, on the other hand, have these advantages over the other two options:
- Permanent tooth replacement
- Titanium anchors to provide natural feedback to the gums and jaw
- Beautiful porcelain replacement teeth for an esthetically pleasing smile
Call Today for an Appointment
Don’t wait. The more time you allow to pass before getting a tooth replacement in place, the more opportunity your teeth have to shift, altering your smile permanently. Dental implants can be used for a single tooth or for an entire arch, and most patients are candidates for the process. For more information, contact Cornerstone Periodontics & Implants, pllc to book a consultation appointment with the best Concord, NH periodontists Dr. Austin Wang and Dr. Tracey Vest.
Also click here to learn what to consider before dental implants.