Why you should replace a missing tooth
Replacing a missing tooth offers a range of health benefits: not only for your gums and remaining teeth, but also the health of your jaw and jawbone density. If you don’t replace a tooth within a six month period your jaw bone will start to shrink giving you a shrunken aged appearance.
Replacing a missing tooth is better for your oral health
When you lose a tooth not only do you lose jaw bone density but the teeth on either side of the gap will start to shift in an attempt to fill the gap left by missing teeth. This results in crooked teeth, misaligned bite and headaches.
Replacing a missing tooth with dental implants looks after the health of your jaw, your teeth and your bite. The dental implant treatment is the best treatment for a missing tooth because it replaces the whole tooth.
Dentures and dental bridges only replace the crown of the tooth. While this can still help to stimulate the jawbone it is not as good for your jaw as a dental implant.
Why is dental implant treatment the best treatment for tooth replacement?
Dental implant treatment replaces both the tooth root and crown. The dental implant is surgically placed into the jaw at the site of the missing tooth. It can take up to 3 months for your jaw to fuse with the dental implant. Once this has taken place you will have a strong and sturdy tooth root for the dental crown to be attached.
At our Brandon dental practice we offer same-day dental crowns
This means that what normally would take a week/week and a half can be done in a one hour appointment. With the E4D dentist system we will take digital impressions which allow us to design and create metal-free crowns in-house.
The end result
The end result of your dental implant treatment is you will have a natural-looking tooth restoration. The advantage of a dental implant treatment is a dental crown is not susceptible to decay. It is important to know, however, dental implants are susceptible to oral health issues such as gum disease.
After any kind of restorative or cosmetic dentistry it is important that you visit the dentist every six months. Not only is this good for your oral health it is also necessary to maintain the dental implant.
If you would like to know more about our range of restorative and cosmetic treatments that can be carried out in only one appointment, please contact our Brandon Practice today.