Losing a tooth can cause a dramatic change in your mouth. The structure of your face can change, and you can be met with discomfort and pain if the affected area is not treated correctly. Dental implants are one solution out of many for a lost tooth, and it’s useful as a permanent replacement.
Dental implants are an artificial tooth that is placed in the tooth socket and screwed into the bone graft. When a tooth is missing, the bone also suffers from lack of stimulation. Dental implants make up for that lack of stimulation by replacing the entire tooth. There are two parts of an implant, the crowns, and the rod. The crowns are placed over the rod (screw) and mimic the appearance of the surrounding teeth for a natural look and feel.
With a single tooth dental implant, your medical and dental history is evaluated to ensure the best fit possible. Also, your dentist will check for underlying risks of developing gum disease as you are undergoing evaluation.
The procedure initially involves the use of anesthesia to avoid discomfort. The rod is then screwed into the jawline and anchored there where it will last a lifetime. As the healing progresses, the rod further solidified itself into the bones of the jaw. After the rod is implanted, crowns are then built around it to imitate the surrounding teeth. These crowns can last for up to 15 years with correct hygienic procedures such as brushing and flossing.
If you have any questions or concerns. please feel free to contact us by phone or online. Losing a tooth doesn’t have to be a horrific experience if you are well prepared for it and are aware of your options. Consult with one of our local dentists near you to find out the best route if you are in need of a dental implant. They can provide years of confidence and cosmetic beauty. Book your appointment with Mercado Dental Care today!