Tooth loss is one of the most undesirable conditions for dental health. The loss can compromise your ability to chew food. Dental restorations are specially designed to replace lost tooth and improve oral health. The restorations work wonderfully in increasing the chewing efficiency. Among the restorations dental implants are most widely recommended by dental professionals. The success rate of dental implants are over 98% and once in place these restorations can last for a lifetime, provided proper care be taken. If you have lost a tooth, come speak to our dentist Dr. Awwad. Our tooth restoration solutions can help you regain a healthy smile. At Victoria Place Dental Center, we have successfully replaced lost teeth for many patients from Eureka, CA using dental implants. Make an appointment and visit our office today.
Tooth loss can occur from decay, gum infection or from trauma. The condition puts more stress on other teeth. The gap can increase food lodgement and lead to a number of problems in oral health. Following are some of the problems caused from tooth loss.
Dental implants are one of the most recommended solutions for lost teeth. They are posts made of titanium used to replace lost tooth root. They are designed to integrate with the supporting bone and form a functional bond. They protect the supporting bone and improve oral health. The restorations of a lost tooth using dental implant requires healthy supporting bone. Our dentist firstly checks the oral health of the patient. Problems like gum infection may have to be treated first. We check the condition of the supporting using X-rays. We also make a note of patient's medical history. On confirmation that a surgery can be performed the restoration process is explained to patient.
The first phase of the treatment is where the implant is inserted in the supporting bone. Local anesthesia and sedatives are used to make the process painless and stress free to patient. Our dentist starts the surgery by making an incision in the gums. This exposes the supporting bone. A series of drills are used to create a bony recess. The implant is inserted in position and the gums are sutured back. The top of the implant is covered using a cap and it is left to heal for the next few months. During this period, Osseointegration takes place and the implant bonds with the bone.
During the second phase our dentist checks for success of Osseointegration and takes impressions of teeth. The implant cap is removed and an abutment is fixed over it. A crown is fabricated in the lab. The crown is fixed over the abutment to complete the restoration process. Patients are informed about how to care for the implanted tooth.
A dental implant is a small "anchor" made of titanium. It is inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root.
A good thumb rule is to eat soft, nutritious foods and keep well yourself well hydrated. Alternatively, your dentist will also recommend a diet and instructions on how to care for your new implants during healing
Once a dental implant has fused to the bone successfully and it is functional, it should last many years if cared for properly.
Your new teeth will look and feel like your natural teeth.
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