Losing teeth is just a fact of life. In fact, most people will lose at least one tooth by the time they are a senior. And, yes, while this is a cosmetic issue, there are other worries at hand. The failure to properly treat a missing tooth can cause an array of other issues. Your teeth are responsible for helping you eat and speak. With one or more missing, you may have issues performing these functions. You are also at a greater risk of developing facial deformities, gum disease, malocclusion, and possibly even tooth decay.
If you are getting a tooth extracted, you may have some questions about dental implants. Dental implants are a popular treatment for tooth loss that entails surgically replacing the missing tooth with an implant that looks and feels natural. Single-tooth dental implants are highly recommended by dentists when looking at a single tooth extraction. They are great because they are custom made, which is why they are so comfortable and natural feeling.
Single-tooth dental implants are very popular right now because the screening process is very detail oriented. The goal is to give each patient the appearance and feel of having a full mouth of natural teeth. During your screening visit, your medical history will be looked at and a careful inspection of your gums will also take place. We want to make sure that we are choosing the best option for your unique dental needs. The procedure for installing a single-tooth implant generally takes about an hour, making it a convenient fix. During this procedure, your implant will be anchored into the bone. Once this procedure has had time to heal, your crown will be installed.
For more information about single-tooth dental implants, contact us today. We are prepared and ready to help you with any questions or concerns you may have about services, appointments, and procedures. Speak to a dentist today and get on the fast-track to better dental and oral health. Your smile is important to us and so are you!