Tooth loss can pose any number of complications for the overall health and function of your mouth. Not only will it reduce your ability to effectively chew food, the void left behind can change your appearance and gradually alter the alignment of the surrounding teeth.
Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth
Here at Pro Dental Dallas, Dr. Roe can manage your tooth loss. If a tooth can be saved through a treatment plan, he will do so. However, if it is not able to be saved, he will present other options.
One of the best ways to replace a missing tooth is through dental implants. Through a surgical procedure, a metal screw is implanted into the jawbone. Then, a replica of your missing tooth will be placed onto the screw. The fabricated tooth will work the same as your original teeth.
The Basic Process of Getting an Implant
If you are interested in having an implant placed in your mouth, this is what you can expect:
The process starts with an oral surgery where the doctor inserts a titanium dental implant into the bone structure. This surgery is done in the office. They will be able to go home after the surgery has been completed. Normally it can take a few hours for this part of the procedure.
After it is done, we send our patients home for recovery. Is it not uncommon to experience swelling and bruising. There will also be a lot of pain and tenderness until the mouth begins to heal.
Your Mouth Will Need to Heal From Surgery
In time, the implant will naturally bond with the living bone tissues to replace the root of the tooth. Generally, it takes a few weeks to a few months for the place in the mouth to heal enough to continue to the next step. The healing time will depend on factors like, age, smoking, health, and your body.
*You shouldn’t be experiencing pain after about a week to ten days. If that occurs, please let our office know.
A Replica Of Your Tooth is Placed
Once the tissue is healed, we can begin the process of creating an abutment. The abutment is the replica of your tooth. Prior to the surgery, an impression and scans of your mouth are taken. This information is used to create a perfect replica of your missing tooth.
Dr. Roe will then hand craft your tooth and place it in a mold of your mouth. This will allow him to make all of the adjustments needed before he places the permanent tooth in your mouth. Once the crown is screwed into the implant, your smile will be restored.
What Are The False Teeth Made From?
The specific material that we use for the dental crown will be based on the tooth’s location in your mouth. Some of the different materials that can be used include:
Based off of the location in your mouth, will determine which of material is best suited for your treatment plan. We will give you the options and show you what the results will look like.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas area or surrounding cities like Plano and Garland, call 972-931-1777 to schedule an appointment to learn more about dental implants, click here.