Single tooth Implant
Replacing a missing or failing single tooth with an implant has great benefits over the alternative options of a bridge or denture.
- Implants look function and feel like real teeth
- Implants are fixed securely in your mouth – you do not remove them at night
- Implants do not suffer hot and cold sensitivity
- Implants never get decayed
- Implants never suffer from root canal problems
- Implants preserve bone by replacing the tooth root
- Implants never feel loose and uncomfortable like a denture
- There is no damage to adjacent teeth as is caused by a bridge
- Implants produce an excellent cosmetic result – it’s usually impossible to tell the difference between implants and real teeth
In most cases the treatment is very quick (usually taking less time in the chair than a crown or root treatment), is virtually pain free, and the recovery is straightforward. Most patients report less discomfort after an implant is placed than following an extraction by their dentist.
Looking After Your Dental Implant
In the first few months subsequent to the placement of your dental implant, the implant surface and surrounding bone will be undergoing a crucial healing period during which time a very strong biological bond is formed. This is referred to as ‘osseointegration’. As a result, if you’ve received a tooth the day your implant was placed, you will need to be careful about what you eat. Since the titanium base of the implant will be fusing with the jaw bone, eating foods that are hard and/or crunchy might put a strain on the developing bond between the implant surface and the jaw bone. This can compromise the healing process by causing unwanted movement of the dental implant prior to the biological bond forming, leading to implant failure. The team at BRACES N GUM CARE Dental Clinic will advise you if and when this “immediate function” option is not in your best interest.
To properly monitor your progress, you will be required to come back to BRACES N GUM CARE Dental Clinic for periodic follow up so that We can make sure your dental implant is healing nicely. Once healing has taken place you will be free to eat all the foods you love! Looking after your dental implant involves the same routine as with natural teeth: regular brushing and flossing, along with hygiene visits.