Dental Implants for Reliable, Long-lasting Tooth Replacement
Missing teeth can not only be embarrassing but also undermine your ability to eat and speak comfortably.
Dr. Stephen C. Ura places and restores dental implants at his Nashua, NH, dentistry practice to fill in the gaps in your smile.
Learn more about what makes dental implants the gold standard for tooth replacement...
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Stability: Dental implants are small, titanium posts designed to anchor restorations directly into the jaw in the same way that our natural tooth roots do. As a result, restorations supported by implants are often much more reliable than traditional options. Patients can eat, speak, and smile without worrying about shifting dentures.
- Durability: Implants can significantly lengthen the life of your replacement tooth or teeth. While the restorations and abutments typically must be revised or replaced out periodically, the titanium posts can last for a lifetime with proper dental care.
- Comfort: Because of the stability and durability that dental implants offer, they are often much more comfortable than traditionally placed restorations.
“Dr. Ura and his team have been taking care of my dental needs for nearly two decades now. The entire team are terrific professionals and downright wonderful people! I highly recommend them.”
Qualifying for Treatment
While dental implants are a powerful restorative tool for a single tooth or an entire arch of missing natural teeth, they are unfortunately not suitable for every patient. In order to qualify for the surgical procedure, you must be in good oral health. If you have any underlying conditions, such as a cracked tooth, cavities, or periodontal disease, these must be treated first in order to guarantee the healthiest possible foundation.
In addition to a healthy mouth, you must also have enough jawbone tissue to support a dental implant. After we lose teeth, our jawbones often begin to weaken. Ironically, this can undermine your ability to anchor the implant which could replace the missing tooth. However, even you have lost jawbone tissue, a bone grafting procedure with a qualified dentist may be able to boost new bone growth and enhance your candidacy for dental implants.
Why Choose the Center For Dental Excellence?
Good communication is at the center of every doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Stephen Ura is a dentist who strives to provide patient-centric care to Hollis, Amherst, and nearby communities. We want to ensure that you are fully informed about your treatment options every step of the way and will work closely with you to meet your unique needs.
Our practice has earned an A+ rating with the BBB and we accept flexible financing plans through CareCredit® and LendingClub so patients can invest in this superior treatment option.
Are you missing a single tooth or several natural teeth? Reach out to schedule an appointment at our dentistry office in Nashua, NH, by calling (603) 886-5500 or contacting us online.
Single Tooth Replacement
Significant training and the experience of having planned and restored thousands of implants make Dr. Ura highly qualified as a dentist in the Nashua, NH, community. If you are missing one tooth, but hesitate to have a dental bridge placed due to the necessity of crowning healthy teeth, consider a titanium dental implant restored with an abutment and a lifelike replacement tooth. Independently anchored into the jaw, a single implant replaces a missing tooth’s root while preserving bone, and securely sustains an individual dental crown. With continued good oral health, it can last the rest of your life!
Multiple Tooth Replacement
To replace a few missing teeth with implants, you have an array of options. Single missing teeth in various locations can be individually replaced with one implant each. However, if you are missing multiple teeth but still have many healthy teeth, an implant-retained bridge or partial denture may be the best course of treatment.
A thorough evaluation and discussion to learn and understand your goals will allow the doctor to determine which type of restoration will best fulfill your objectives. As with all these restorative cases, we will plan in tandem with the surgeon and laboratory technician, many times utilizing 3D-guided techniques that help assure the most predictable result.
“I’ve been a client for over 10 years. Always excellent care from a great team. I had a very difficult implant. Dr Ura’s office coordinated everything and the end result is perfect! ”
Full Arch Teeth Replacement
If you are missing all the teeth in your upper or lower jaw, or need to have them removed, we can replace them with a fixed full-arch bridge. You will have an appropriate number of implants placed to support a bridge. Teeth need to be in the proper position for excellent esthetic and functional results, and dental implants are no different. Having implants placed in the proper position is critical for success.
Dr. Ura studied advanced treatment planning techniques utilizing 3D radiographs merged with the desired final result in order to deliver the most esthetic and functional restoration. Neglecting proper placement or attention to occlusion can also cause complications in the future, therefore Dr. Ura brings the whole team together: laboratory technician and oral surgeon to ensure optimal results. At our office in Nashua, patients can expect to enjoy results that make them confident and proud of a natural-looking beautiful smile.
Teeth Next Day™
Patients with badly damaged teeth, old dentures, or who are in need of dentures can come to us and leave with dental implant-secured dentures in place the same day. With Teeth Next Day, Dr. Ura can restore your oral health, improve your quality of life, and give you renewed confidence in just one visit.
Using 3D planning with our team of an oral surgeon and laboratory technician, we work together so that you can have the confidence in your smile once again. Typically, we will use five to six implants to support the prosthesis. While you may have heard about All-on-4® implants, the problem is if you lose one, it becomes “none on three.” We can offer various restorative material options from acrylic over titanium to zirconium to porcelain crowns on a high-performance polymer.
If you keep your mouth closed because of missing or failing teeth, or if you avoid eating with your family and friends because of loose, slipping dentures, imagine having stable, implant-retained teeth that are not removable by this time tomorrow!
Implants have revolutionized dentures, eliminating the need for closed palate uppers and adhesive of any kind. As few as two can provide the needed retention to give you confidence in your lower denture. Four to six implants can hold an upper or lower denture securely in place, even when the patient eats the chewiest foods! On top of the implants, an abutment creates a snap or clip system for retention. Receptacles are fitted into the denture’s underside, so the appliance literally clicks into place. You will experience absolutely no slippage, looseness, wobbling, or poor fit with implant-supported dentures. Typically the entire procedure takes about three to four months, but in some cases, the results can be even faster!
Center For Dental Excellence
Dr. Stephen C. Ura opened our practice in 1989 to meet the needs of patients in and near Amherst, Hollis, and Nashua. We implement the latest technology and are affiliated with prestigious organizations, including the:
- American Dental Association®
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine®
- New Hampshire Dental Society
- Pierre Fauchard Academy
- International College of Dentists
- American College of Dentists
Schedule an appointment by calling (603) 886-5500 or contacting us online.