Hi, it's Mia Armonde here to talk to you about family dentistry. As my small family grew into a large one, I found myself at the dental office on a regular basis. Every six months, the kids would go into the dentist for a cleaning or repairs to their teeth. During that time, I took an interest in the various ways the dental tools were evolving. Tools used in the dental industry have grown in leaps and bounds in the last few decades. For example, my kids went from hearing the dental drill to wearing headphones that completely canceled out the sound. Each time we go back into the dentist, I take a close look at the improvements that have arisen since the last visit. The results are astounding. I will cover my findings on this site, so you can also enjoy the improvements to dental tools and techniques.
At some point, you may lose a single tooth. Whether the tooth is knocked out during an accident or must be pulled due to too much decay, once the tooth is gone, you need to consider replacement. You can leave the space from the missing tooth empty, but you are taking several risks with your oral health. If you lost a tooth, you may consider dental implant to replace it. The following are some things you should know if you are considering a single dental implant.
Why Should You Replace Your Missing Tooth?
Aside from providing you with an attractive smile, your teeth serve some important purposes. In addition to providing the ability to chew food, your teeth also keep your jawbone healthy and alive. Once a tooth falls out, the roots within the jawbone are no longer stimulated and will weaken the jawbone. In addition to bone loss, you can experience a misshapen jawbone, gum disease, and damage to the surrounding teeth.
How Does a Dental Implant Help?
A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement option. The implant process begins with the implantation of a titanium rod in the jawbone. The roof of the rod holds the new tooth, or the crown, in place. Your crown is designed especially for you to match the surrounding teeth. A dental implant helps keep the jawbone stimulated and prevents bone loss.
Can You Implant a Single Tooth?
You can undergo the dental implant process with as many implants as you need. If you are missing only one tooth, you can get just one implant. This is an attractive option over other types of tooth replacement. Not only are dental implants a more permanent replacement option, but they are also more convenient over dentures or veneers.
Are You a Candidate for the Procedure?
Prior to getting a dental implant, your oral surgeon will have to screen you to ensure you are a good candidate. The doctor will evaluate your medical history, make sure your jawbone is strong and healthy, and make certain you do not have other issues with your oral health. The screening process helps ensure that you have a successful outcome.
What Can You Expect During the Procedure?
Once you go to the treatment room, you will receive an anesthetic. Depending on your needs, you may be either asleep or awake during the surgery. The implant will be placed into the jawbone. A temporary crown is often placed on the implant while the jawbone heals. Once the bone is fully healed, you will return to have your permanent implant placed. The procedure is not painful and does not take a long time.Share
28 September 2021