Tooth loss is a common condition that can occur as a result of disease, trauma or poor dental hygiene. The best treatment for tooth loss is to replace the missing tooth, which can help prevent gum damage and tooth damage, as well as restore comfort and confidence in social situations. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root used to support tooth replacement structures such as crowns, bridges and dentures.
Dental implants help patients regain the ability to eat, speak, and smile without the pain and embarrassment of missing teeth, and have quickly become the gold standard for single tooth replacement.
Dental implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace the roots of the missing tooth. The replacement structure is supported by the implant, and looks and feels like a natural tooth. Implants offer permanent results and full functionality, which can result in people not knowing that you lost teeth in the first place.
A crown can be used to replace one tooth, a bridge can replace several teeth, and a full bridge or full denture can replace all teeth. The replacement teeth can be treated just like natural teeth, requiring regular home care and dental visits.
Adult teeth that have been lost or damaged can be replaced with dental implants. During this procedure, your dentist inserts a metal post into the bone of your jaw in place of a missing tooth. On top of the post, they attach an artificial tooth to make your smile appear natural. When implants work as intended, they are better than dentures or bridges. Although dental implants are stronger and usually more comfortable than removable teeth, they require multiple procedures and carry some risk of complications. At Cramer Dental we understand the hardships you face when you have missing teeth. Our goal is to enhance your oral health and ensure you face life with confidence with an attractive appearance by recommending dental implants.
Why Receive Dental Implants?
Missing teeth can be restored with dental implants. Today, the procedure is considered standard care for teeth replacement. In the jawbone, a dental implant acts like a natural tooth root. As a result, the artificial teeth can stand independently without interfering with neighboring teeth. Getting a dental implant may be necessary if you have lost a tooth due to cavities, clenching or grinding, tooth root fractures, facial injuries, cleft lip, or gum
Dental Implant Benefits
By receiving dental implants, you can improve your facial appearance, chewing ability, and speech. For securing removable or permanent bridges and dentures, dental implants are recommended. Implants are permanent, so they do not require adhesives as dentures do. Furthermore, unlike dental bridges, with implants, all your remaining teeth remain intact. Also, dental implants do not suffer from cavities.
The first thing you need to understand is that not all patients are good candidates for dental implants. Gum disease must first be treated. In order to receive the procedure, you must stop smoking prior to receiving the procedure since smoking can affect the healing process. Dental implants may not be an option for individuals with uncontrolled diabetes or heart disease.
Dental implants are fitted over a period of several months. A tooth is removed if it is causing you problems. In order to place implants, a dentist will allow the gums to heal. It may also be necessary to perform a bone graft if there is insufficient bone volume.
A titanium screw is placed in the jawbone by our implant specialist during the implantation process. The recovery period for an implant is three months. Only then will you be able to receive your permanent tooth. Following the installation of the screw, you will receive temporary teeth which you will use until your permanent teeth are ready.
The dentist takes molds of the teeth or scans the mouth to fabricate the permanent teeth. In the process of receiving your permanent teeth, the temporary one is removed. A connector piece, also known as an abutment, is placed by the dentist before the crown is cemented in place.
There are some cases when implant placement affects adjacent teeth. In cases where adjacent teeth have decay or root damage, the trauma caused by oral surgery can exacerbate their condition. If you have any problems with your other teeth, your dentist should address them before placing your implant. Consult your dentist before committing to dental implants. If you have any health conditions or are taking any medications, be sure to let them know. You can discuss implants with your dentist to see if they are the best option for you.
Find out more about implant placement at our dental office. Visit us at Cramer Dental or call us at (610) 272-0404 to book your appointment.