The Art & Science of Periodontics

Rajiv Nanda DMD MSD
76 Northeastern Blvd, Suite 34A • Nashua • NH 03062 • (603) 598-6500

Dental Implants

Dr. Nanda strives to help you keep your natural teeth for a lifetime.

However, in instances of severe infection or injury, he offers the new standard in tooth replacement: dental implants. To remain at the forefront of this exciting technology, Dr. Nanda continually engages in advanced education and training.

The office is also equipped with computer-enhanced implant placement technology and low-radiation digital imaging to ensure the precise placement of your dental implant.

Replacing a Missing Tooth

A natural tooth is anchored into the jawbone by its tooth root. Tooth roots attach firmly to the jawbone and keep your teeth stable when chewing solid foods.

Traditionally, if you were missing a tooth or if one needed to be extracted, the healthy teeth on either side of the missing tooth would be cut down and the whole thing replaced with a three-crown “bridge”.

Dental implants are the modern alternative. Instead of cutting down two perfectly healthy teeth, the practitioner inserts a dental post (dental implant) into the jawbone to replace your missing tooth root. This post becomes solidly fixed into your jaw (like a natural tooth root). Your general dentist then places a crown onto this artificial tooth root that looks, feels, and functions like your natural teeth.

Quite simply, dental implants are the most natural replacement for missing teeth.

Replacing Several Missing Teeth

Traditionally, several missing teeth would have been replaced with a removable partial or full denture.

Dentures have to be taken out and soaked at night. During the day, they can also look unnatural and rub painfully. Dentures and partials make it difficult or impossible to eat certain foods.

Dental Implant Supported Dentures are firmly anchored to the jawbone. This helps to prevent bone loss and causes them to feel much more like natural teeth.  

Dental implants can now be used to anchor partial and full dentures. This prevents the slipping, irritation, and pain associated with “floating” partials and dentures. It also prevents the tedious removal of dentures for overnight soaking and cleaning. Dental implants also eliminate the need for dental adhesives. This allows you to enjoy eating the foods you previously avoided . With dental implants, your partials or dentures are firmly anchored to the jawbone, causing them to feel much more like natural teeth.

Natural tooth roots and dental implant posts are fixed firmly in your jawbone. When you chew, these tooth roots and posts stimulate the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking. You may have seen a person who looked prematurely old because their jawbone had shrunk after wearing floating dentures. Dental implants help preserve your jawbone and appearance.

Mini Implants

Are you tired of loose fitting dentures that rub painfully or cause you to lisp and clack when speaking. Would you like to stop dealing with messy pastes and powders? The ERA® Dental Implant System will help you regain the comfort, security and satisfaction that you once enjoyed. It will also give you the ability to again eat foods like corn-on-the-cob, carrots and steak.

ERA® Mini Dental Implants are very small diameter (2.2 millimeter width) biocompatible titanium posts that fit snuggly in your jawbone. In the morning you just “snap” in your dentures on these posts.

Mini implants are quickly and easily placed, utilizing a minimally invasive procedure under local anesthesia. Because this one-step procedure is minimally invasive, there is little discomfort either during or after the procedure. Also healing time does not take months.

Please ask Dr. Nanda to explain more about this proven and cost-effective approach to stabilizing your dentures.

The Success Rate of Dental Implants

After their healing period, the success rate of dental implants is between 94% and 98%. If you are a non-smoker with good oral hygiene, the percentage is closer to 98%.

Does the Procedure Hurt?

The discomfort involved with receiving a dental implant is similar to that of having a cavity filled. It is often done under local anesthesia and patients generally experience little discomfort after the procedure.

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants become fixed to the jawbone. Though the life span of a dental implant will vary with each patient, many have lasted for over 30 years. With good oral hygiene and regular cleanings, dental implants should last a lifetime. In contrast, the average life span of a traditional fixed bridge is between 10-15 years.

Bone Regeneration

A critical question in determining whether an implant can be placed is, “Is there enough bone to support the implant?” Fortunately, advanced bone regeneration techniques now make it possible to place many more implants than just 10 years ago.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implant treatment begins with an evaluation by your general dentist who will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure. If he feels dental implants might be possible, he will send you to a periodontist for a placement evaluation.

For More Information

The following sites will provide you with more information on dental implants:

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