Losing a natural tooth can be quite upsetting. It can leave a significant gap in your mouth, due to which a few drawbacks could set in. Leaving a missing tooth unrestored can be a risky decision, especially if it is a frontal tooth. This can affect not only your oral functionality but also the aesthetics of your smile. With time, the disadvantages could worsen, and a lack of confidence may also seep in. Hence, we suggest getting a missing tooth replaced with a dental implant at the earliest.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth inserted directly into the jawbone. This enables them to stay firmly in place, much like a natural tooth. They are made from a combination of a metal implant stud (Titanium) and a tooth-like prosthetic crown (dental-grade ceramic). Together, they completely restore a missing tooth, both functionally and aesthetically.
Long-lasting: The materials used to make dental implants are highly durable and can withstand a considerable amount of forces. You can carry on with your everyday oral activities without worrying about the implants sustaining any damage. However, we suggest you avoid biting or chewing hard foods, opening bottle caps or plastic bags using the teeth, etc. as this could chip or damage the crown.
Amazing aesthetics: The visible crown is made from dental-grade ceramic, which is a highly customizable material. We will carefully analyze the color, contour, texture, and size of your natural teeth and fabricate the prosthetic crown accordingly. It would perfectly resemble the missing tooth in all aspects, which keeps it in disguise.
Better jawbone health: When a natural tooth is extracted, a small amount of jawbone may be removed along with it. Also, the gap left by the missing tooth could cause the jawbone to deteriorate or shrink. This is prevented by placing an implant. The implant stud has screw-like grooves on its surface, which hold the bone intact and completely fill the gap in the socket. This prevents bone deterioration, ensuring better jawbone health.
Prevents malocclusion: Since a gap would be left in the mouth after the tooth is extracted, the adjoining teeth gradually move towards the gap. This could alter your natural bite and the ideal alignment of the teeth, which can induce a malocclusion. This will be prevented by placing an implant.
Restored oral functionality: You may find it difficult to bite and chew food after a natural tooth is removed. Also, your phonetics may take a hit due to the gap between the teeth. This can be reversed by placing an implant in the mouth. You will be able to bite and chew food just as you always used to, and the way you pronounce words would be back to normal.
Confidence: Most importantly, you can confidently socialize with people without being conscious of your facial appearance. No more awkward smiles, avoiding selfies or having uncomfortable conversations with anyone up close. It would be your original self, just as confident as ever.
Reach out to us by scheduling an online appointment or calling our dental practice, and we'll be happy to guide you further.