Living with missing teeth can be a blow to a person’s confidence. Being able to replace any missing teeth can combat that and be a boost in confidence. With many replacement options for anyone who has just had an extraction, there is no need to live without smiling or having the full function of your teeth.
One of the great things about dental implants is that give the ability to replace one tooth without having to touch any of the other teeth. It also gives the ability to replace a missing tooth permanently. There are also other options depending on the condition of a patient’s oral health, such as removable partial dentures.
Replace A Tooth
The ability to replace a tooth also has benefits to the health of the bones in the jaw. When you have a tooth that has been extracted or otherwise has gone missing and you opt to not get it replaced the bone can start to deteriorate. When an implant is placed in the missing area then it gives the bone a purpose. It allows the regrowth of the bone around the implant.
Single tooth replacements also function as natural teeth would, They offer more than just making your dental curve look complete. You will be able to chew as you would a regular tooth, it gives stability to the other surrounding teeth as there is no open space to allow for any kind of shifting or twisting of your other teeth. Some of these replacements also do not require that you take them in and out like a crown.
The process for this type of dental procedure varies depending on the type of system you have chosen to use. The typical procedure is a 2 step process. The first part is the surgery that bonds the post to the bone and can take up to 6 months for healing. The second part of the surgery is to uncover the implant and attach a healing cap until the gums are healed and then comes the attachment of the crown. This is the traditional and standard way of replacing a missing tooth. The other way is more of a one-stage system that does not require the second part of the common way of the surgery. With a one-stage system, the implant already has the extension piece attached so it eliminates the need for a 2nd surgery.
Dr. Jason Roe
Dr. Jason Roe who practices prosthodontics in the Plano, TX area. We can help you come up with the best treatment plan for your dental needs. We offer a variety of dental services. He takes the time to answer any questions so that patients are well informed. He also has his own labs where he hand-crafts the chosen form of dental implants and seeks the input of his patients so they have the smile of their dreams.
If you have just had a tooth extraction or are just looking for options to replace any missing teeth then contact the office of Dr. Roe or head over to his website and book an appointment online. We will gladly be waiting to put a smile on your face again.