Missing tooth is a common problem. This might happen due to tooth decay or an injury which makes it necessary to replace the missing teeth. The best and efficient option to restrain this problem is by replacing missing teeth with implants. Implants are artificial roots that are fixed into the jawbone surgically, in the space created by missing tooth/teeth. It can hold either a prosthetic tooth or series of teeth in its place. This is how implants function, just like your natural tooth root.
When there forms a space in your teeth due to missing teeth, then the opposite tooth tends to grow to try and meet another tooth on the other side. This might result in irregular growth of teeth in the mouth. Not only that, you might feel uncomfortable while eating as the teeth aren’t meeting and grinding the way they used to.
Your jawbone can be affected by missing teeth. Irregular chewing can lead to bone loss affecting the alignment of the teeth and the way your face looks.
If you have missing teeth in the front, then you might feel awkward and shy, even to smile as you might be uncomfortable and thinking that you look funny.
The best thing about dental implants is that they are more permanent and make you feel comfortable. Let’s see when should you seek implants:
In the beginning, your teeth and gap made by missing teeth where the implant is to be placed are assessed; once the dentist finds out what you need, the implant fixation proceeds. Then it is placed in the jaw bone and waited until its healing. Soon after that the bone starts growing over the implant to make it firm. This might take up to 12 weeks. The dentist will set up a crown or a tooth molded to fit in the gap that is made in a way that they mimic the natural teeth. Hence, it is fixed with the implants.
Here, there are some benefits to dental implants:
Anyone healthy can have this procedure done. You should have healthy gums and sufficient bone mass to have the implants fitted in your mouth. But somehow, some people might have to go through more tests to verify if the treatment is safe for them.
Smokers or people who have heart problems or diabetes or people who have undergone cancer treatment for the head are the ones who need more tests to be done.
Dental implants improve oral health in the following ways:
Now you don’t have to doubt the procedure. It has been reported that the success rate of implants is about 98%, which makes it quite promising.
Find the best remedy for your missing teeth by requesting an appointment with Dr. Choi at (949) 786-2820 to acquire your Implants.