It can be difficult to enjoy a normal, happy life when you have missing teeth. A gap in your teeth can make you feel self-conscious every time you open your mouth to smile. You may also have difficulty eating certain foods because of pain and sensitivity.
Dentures are one option we have to replace missing teeth. But many people complain that they don’t like messy adhesives, discomfort, and appliances that shift and move when they aren’t supposed to.
Dental implants are the ideal solution for replacing missing teeth. The secret to the success of dental implants is that they are designed to act as a replacement for a missing tooth root. The implant becomes a permanent part of your jaw to secure and stabilize the crown, bridge, or denture that attaches to it.
Three Steps for Placing Dental Implants
The procedure for placing dental implants includes three stages:
- Dr. Emily Pakula will refer you to a local oral surgeon who is experienced in placing dental implants. This part of the implant takes the place of the missing tooth root. We then give the implant time to heal before moving on to the next step of the process.
- When your implant has healed, you will return to our office. Dr. Pakula will attach another piece to the implant, called the abutment. The abutment is the part of the implant that screws onto the post and attaches to your new custom tooth.
- The third step includes planning for your new restoration, or replacement tooth. Depending on your needs, we can recommend a crown, bridge, or denture. Once the decision has been made, we will work with you to ensure that your new high-quality restoration fits perfectly and blends with your smile.
Personalized Patient Care
No two patient are alike, and that’s why we answer all your questions and provide you with personalized attention that fits all your needs. We focus on building relationships with all our patients because learning more about you helps us understand your priorities.
Dr. Pakula will provide you with a thorough evaluation, detailed information about your treatment, and a plan to help make your decision affordable. We will present all your options and answer any questions you may have.
If you have been living with the embarrassment and discomfort of missing teeth, you owe it to yourself to give us a call. You won't believe the difference a complete smile can make to your self-esteem and your day-to-day life.
So if you're interested in dental implants in Candia, NH, than please, give our office a call today! We will be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Pakula so she can explain your options and help you decide if implants are right for you.