Yes, dental implants are a safe tooth replacement option for most people. In fact, they are considered the gold standard as far as tooth replacement because they most closely mimic your natural teeth.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are made of titanium, which is well-received by the body. The implant, which takes the place of the tooth root you have lost, embeds into the jawbone after the surgical implant. This process, called osseointegration, takes about four to six months. After integration, we will attach a tooth that is made to match your natural teeth to the dental implant. The dental implant looks and functions very much like your natural tooth.
One of the biggest advantages of dental implants over, say, dentures, is that the implant does not move around or shift the way dentures do. Dental implants are easy to take care of as well. You can simply brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth.
Replace Your Missing Tooth
If you would like to learn more about tooth replacement, contact our Amherst, NH dental practice. If you are not a good candidate for dental implants, we can talk to you about our other tooth replacement options. Getting one or more missing teeth replaced is an important part of maintaining a healthy mouth.