Everyone wants straight, white teeth but many overlook the fact that gums and jawbones are the foundation of a winning smile. Unfortunately, a missing tooth can severely impact the look and function of your mouth. Thankfully, single tooth dental implants provide a winning solution.
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When a tooth is lost from the mouth due to injury, trauma, or extraction, it will leave a hole (cavity) in your gum due to the loss of the tooth’s root. If left untreated, this can lead to serious problems for the jawbone. However, a dental implant is a small metal fixture that is planted into jawbone to serve as a replacement root for the tooth.
By using modern biocompatible materials, your dentist can successfully position the metal root so that it will fuse in place and allow the jawbone to grow around it. This makes it the most natural substitute for a lost tooth root. In turn, the single tooth dental implant can serve as a root for a prosthetic tooth.
Single tooth dental implants have a very high success rate and can be used by patients of all ages and backgrounds, as long as the jawbone isn’t damaged too badly. If it is, bone grafts may be required first.
After losing a tooth, there are many different options at your disposal and you owe it to yourself to make the right selection. The truth of the matter is that dental implants are the preferred solution in virtually all cases of single tooth loss.
In addition to the high success rates, there are many additional reasons to choose dental implants, including but not limited to:
While leaving the issue untreated can be particularly appealing when the tooth isn’t in a visible position, dental implants are vital for your health as well as appearances. The dental implant ensures that the bone structure of your mouth does not become compromised while also preventing damage to the maxillary sinus.
With this in mind, getting a dental implant at the earliest possible stage is advised.
The idea of putting metal in your mouth may worry you in terms of the appearance, especially as the fixtures aren’t manufactured or designed to look like your teeth. That’s because they don’t need to. The fixture sits in the jawbone and will not be visible to anybody. It’s the color and design of the prosthetic tooth that matters.
Given that the dental implant aids the look of your jawbone, the esthetic elements are all good.
A single tooth dental implant will probably be used to support a crown, bridge, or prosthetic tooth. In any of those scenarios, the biocompatible materials of the dental implant ensure that you can communicate, eat, and smile in the same manner as you would with a 100% natural smile. This makes daily life far more comfortable.
Better still, it’ll boost your confidence with noticeable improvements.
When weighing up the pros and cons of any prospective treatment, cosmetic or otherwise, you need a reliable solution that lasts. Dental implants integrate with your jaw to become a natural part of your mouth. When treated correctly, the single tooth dental implant can last a lifetime without ever being replaced.
Ongoing maintenance is as easy as cleaning and brushing in the same way as normal.
Furthermore, the process used is relatively quick, straightforward, and has minor discomfort. Better still, the affordable pricing and long-term qualities ensure that they are among the best treatments in terms of value for money.
Ahead of any single tooth dental implant procedure, it’s vital that you find a periodontist that specializes in the field of dental implants. Otherwise, the surgical procedure could result in more damage than good. Here at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale, our team of dentists have the necessary skills, education, and experience.
No two patients are the same, and there are several contributing factors that could influence the process. These factors range from which tooth has been lost to the person’s age and general oral health. Nonetheless, most treatments follow a fairly similar pattern, which includes the following steps:
While most treatments require a gap between appointments to allow for integration prior to crown or bridge installation, it is possible to complete the whole process in one visit. Immediate dental implants can be seen as the more convenient solution, requiring less time for extra visits while also restoring the look right away.
Of course, not everyone will be a suitable candidate for this, which is why consultations and inspections are required. After all, the end results are far more significant than the timeframes involved in the process.
Single tooth dental implants are a fairly common solution, and provide a permanent solution to the problem caused by lost teeth. When handled by a professional dentist, they have the ability to make significant improvements to the look, feel, and function of your mouth.
Whether opting for the immediate treatment or a more traditional process, completing a consultation is essential as you’ll be eager to put any doubts to bed before facing any procedure. To learn more about the options, schedule your appointment today.