If your missing a tooth whether from trauma or disease, you may have not realized that there is hope for a replacement or you may just think it’s not important enough to look into. A missing tooth is not just a cosmetic issue. When it is no longer there to apply force to the jaw when you are chewing, the underlying bone will eventually melt away and cause not only the alignment of your teeth to change but also the shape of your face.
The best option for replacing a missing tooth is a single dental implant. Single dental implants and look and work just like your natural teeth and are custom-designed to match the rest of your mouth.
Just like your natural tooth, the single dental implant is rooted into your jawbone so it is permanently attached to your mouth. The top of the post is fitted with a crown composed of porcelain, metal or a combination of both.
Following dental implant surgery, you may experience swelling in your gums and face; bruising of your skin and gums; pain at the implant site or minor bleeding. This will only be temporary and discomfort can be alleviated with over-the-counter pain medication.
Once the site has healed, you will find that you can use your implant as naturally as you do your regular teeth. It is also important that you care for your implant the way that you do your regular teeth also. Don’t forget to brush and floss around the implant area and maintain regular dental checkups with professional cleanings.
Single dental implants are a great way to save your smile and preserve the shape of your jawline. At Anthem Periodontics and Dental Implants, we take dental implants so seriously that it’s part of our name. Why trust anyone else? Call to schedule or dental implant consultation today.