Dental Implant Restoration?
Dental implants are usually the best option to replace missing teeth. When a tooth is lost to decay, extensive gum disease or trauma, a gap is left where a tooth once was. Other teeth may shift to take the newly available space. That, in turn, could loosen more teeth and lead to more extensive tooth loss. A missing tooth is not only unsightly but also could lead to a variety of other issues including difficulty speaking and digestive problems.
It is best to get a missing tooth replaced fast. If not replaced quickly enough, jaw bone and supportive tissue will deteriorate and overtime will not support a dental implant. The same goes for an existing dental implant. If it broke or got lost, it needs to be fixed as soon as possible to avoid a potential missed opportunity for dental implant restoration.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is made to replace a natural tooth. It consists of 3 main parts. The first part, the implant itself, gets embedded directly into the jaw bone. It acts as the root of a natural tooth. The second part is a titanium rod that screws into the implant part. It connects the base of the implant with its crown. Crown is the third part and it looks like a natural tooth. It is usually made out of porcelain and gets cemented onto the rod. Dental implants are very sturdy and are made to last a long time.