Single Tooth Replacement
A single implant can be used to support a single crown for a single missing tooth.
An implant may be used to replace almost any missing tooth, provided there is adequate bone at the site. If not, modern procedures can usually be performed to regenerate enough bone to safely place an implant. The implant is placed in the bone below the gum tissue. A temporary abutment may be placed on the implant until the healing phase is complete. A cosmetic temporary crown can often be made to fill the missing space.
A dental implant provides numerous advantages over other tooth replacement choices. In addition to looking and operating like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground to support the concrete bridge.
Since a dental implant will essentially replace your tooth root, the surrounding bone is better maintained. With a bridge, some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth starts to weaken. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact.
As for the process, your Vancouver dental practitioner will thoroughly examine your mouth and take x-rays of your head, jaw and teeth to find out if dental implants correct for you.
During the first stage of surgery, your Oakridge Apple Dental Implant Centre professional will put a dental implant into your jawbone beneath the gum tissue. The gum tissue is then stitched back into location. As the tissue heals, the implant will eventually bond with the bone and connect to the gum. The binding process may take a few months to fully complete.
During the second phase of surgical treatment and as soon as the tissue is healed, your Vancouver Apple dental practitioner will attach an abutment to the implant. An abutment is a post that links the replacement tooth to the implant. Sometimes, the first and second phase of implant surgical treatment might be done in one single visit!
A synthetic replacement tooth is made and by our implant experts and is fused to the abutment. It might take several consultations to correctly fit the replacement tooth to the abutment.
When changing numerous teeth or all of your teeth, a bridge is anchored to your dental implants. A bridge is a dental remediation that changes several missing out on teeth by covering a location that has no teeth. The bridge is held securely in place by dental implants on each side of the missing tooth or teeth. Read more on multi-tooth implants
After healing, the abutment is attached to the implant. It will hold a custom-made crown that the dental laboratory will mould and match to your existing teeth.
In the final step, the custom crown is cemented onto the abutment. The tooth has been replaced without disturbing the healthy teeth next to it and bone loss has been eliminated.
Dental implants are appropriate for practically any individual who is missing teeth or at risk of losing teeth in Vancouver. Often, older clients express concerns that their age might avoid them from delighting in the advantages that dental implants offer. However, health is more of an identifying factor than age. If you’re healthy enough to have actually a tooth removed, you’re most likely healthy sufficient to get dental implants. There are very few medical reasons why you may not be a candidate to get a dental implant. Your dentist will certainly discuss these with you if required. The major limiting factor in determining whether you can have an implant to change a missing out on tooth is whether there is sufficient bone remaining to accept the implant. This can be figured out with an x-ray and a comprehensive examination of your oral tissues and supporting bone (jaw).
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