Losing a permanent tooth is an experience that many adults want to avoid, but it is common in the United States. According to the American Dental Association (ADA), at least 7% of citizens have lost one tooth by the age of 17. By the time someone reaches the age of 50, the average person has lost twelve of their teeth.
Permanent tooth loss causes a variety of issues. People often experience jawbone thinning, facial collapse, gum disease, and even oral infections at a higher rate. There is also a mental and emotional toll. Scholars discovered people who are missing one or more teeth are less likely to smile, socialize, talk in public, and even eat.
At Manchester Dental Group in Manchester, we offer customized restorative dentistry to help our patients feel confident with their smiles and improve overall oral health and wellness. One of the best ways we can do so is with dental implants.
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth composed of two separate parts: a root and a crown. The root is made of titanium or a similar metal. It is inserted through the gums directly into the jawbone, where it becomes sealed in place. The crown is a tooth-shaped piece made of porcelain or composite resin. It screws down onto the root and forms a complete tooth that functions like its regular counterpart.
Our goal at Manchester Dental Group is to offer all of our patients in Manchester, the most comprehensive and efficient healthcare. This means we will work with you to ensure you are healthy enough to receive a dental implant.
The best candidates for implants are individuals who currently do not have gum disease, tooth decay, or a thinned jawbone. However, having any of these conditions does not mean an implant is impossible. Instead, our dentist and staff will work with you to treat these problems until your mouth is healthy enough to accept the implant.
For more information, schedule an appointment today for a consultation and oral exam.