Dental implants are the ideal treatment option for people who want a permanent, natural looking solution for missing or broken teeth. Although most dentists offer multiple treatment options for replacing teeth that are no longer functional, none can replicate the quality, effectiveness, and durability of natural teeth like dental implants.
Our dentists, Dr. Keith Levesque and Dr. Tara Levesque-Vogel are members of the American Society of Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry (ASIRD). ASIRD is committed to improving the quality of care for dental implant patients by elevating the standards of surgical and restorative dental education and practice. Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and not all placers of dental implants are surgeons. By using an ASIRD team, rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and only a trained surgeon will place your implant.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Losing one or more of your teeth creates a gap in your smile, affects your ability to chew properly, and can alter your diet and nutrition. In addition, tooth loss can lead to bone loss – which can alter the shape of your face and make you appear much older than you actually are. Dental implants are a proven solution for missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures.
- 98% success rate – highest of any dental procedure!
- Helps to avoid bone loss and gum recession associated with tooth loss.
- Restores proper chewing, leading to a better diet and improved health.
- Avoids grinding down healthy teeth for conventional bridgework.
- Improves speech.
- Increases comfort.
- Helps promote long-term facial integrity.
Types of Dental Implants
At the Levesque Family Dentistry, Drs. Vogel and Levesque utilizes advanced technology not found in most dental practices to plan your tooth replacement solution. There are a number of dental implant solutions depending on your specific needs. Are you…
Missing one or two teeth?
Dental implants can be used to replace one or two teeth. Usually, the implant is placed and restored with a porcelain dental crown or bridge. Dental implants can be used to replace teeth that are congenitally missing or teeth that have been lost due to accidents, tooth decay, gum disease or other reasons.
The tooth implant will help to maintain the bone structure and prevent neighboring teeth from moving or shifting, which can cause additional problems and/or tooth loss.
Missing several teeth?
If you are missing several teeth in a row, dental implants can be placed to support a hybrid-bridge or partial denture.
Missing all of your teeth?
We offer a variety of treatment techniques to replace all of your missing teeth using dental implants. We can also secure ill fitting dentures with the use of mini dental implants. Favored solutions include “All on Four” Dental Implants and “Teeth in a Day” which offer immediate function dental implants, so you never have to go a day without your smile.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Dental implants are an advanced restorative treatment that requires the services of a skilled professional utilizing state-of-the-art technology. The cost of treatment can vary widely depending on the number of teeth missing, the condition of the bone and gums and the aesthetic goals. We urge patients to consider dental implants to be an investment rather than an expense. Dental implants provide a value far beyond tooth replacement, to improve dental health and quality of life.
We offer complimentary consultations and free patient seminars which give you an opportunity to visit our Nashua dental office, meet our team and learn about the dental implant treatments that are right for you. During this consultation, we can review dental implant cost and discuss payment options.
Paying for Your Treatment
Despite the proven health benefits, dental implants are considered to be an elective procedure and generally are not covered by dental insurance. However, we offer a variety of payment options available to make your treatment more affordable.
The Cost of Doing “Nothing”
Avoiding dental implants because of treatment cost can mean more expensive treatment and decreased quality of life. The longer you put off dental implant treatment, the more likely you are to need additional procedures that can increase total cost, such as:
- Bone grafting
- Sinus surgery
- Additional dental implants
- Periodontal (gum) treatment
And it’s not just the financial cost of all these treatments. Going without your teeth impacts the way your smile looks, your ability to speak and your overall self confidence. The impacts of missing teeth can be far reaching, affecting your overall health, social interactions and even ability to get a job.
What is All-on-4?
All-on-4 is the name for a dental implant procedure that maximizes the use of available bone and allows immediate restoration of missing teeth using a hybrid bridge or overdenture. The dentist will secure the restorations to the implants on the same visit as the surgery so you never have to go without your smile.
Is All on Four New?
All-On-4 is a relatively new dental implant technique in the United States, however, it has been successfully used throughout Europe for more than a decade.
How Does It Work?
All-On-4 is an excellent dental implant option for patients who need to replace most or all of their missing teeth. With this innovative technique, as few as four dental implants are strategically placed at mechanical inclinations to maximize support. By placing the dental implants at an angle, we are able to avoid anatomical areas that previously required bone grafting. Eliminating the need for bone grafting saves months in healing and thousands of dollars in treatment cost.