When we lose our permanent teeth, this leads to serious negative impacts of our smile’s health and appearance. In order to prevent complications, such as an aged appearance, further tooth loss, or misalignment, you need to have your missing teeth addressed right away. We’re looking at addressing lost teeth with implant dentistry, and when our Omaha, NE, patient should see us.
Oral Health Factors
When we lose a tooth, the body takes notice. Since you no longer have a tooth root, the body no longer supplies key nutrients to the jawbone around the missing tooth, the nutrients that keep the bone tissue strong. The tissue then deteriorates, leading to further tooth loss and in extreme cases, an aged appearance. Misalignment may form as our teeth drift from position, causing an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as uneven teeth may be hard to brush and floss properly. Others may experience problem eating or speaking clearly as a result of their missing teeth.
To assess your candidacy, we begin by looking at your jawbone tissue. If you’ve lost significant amounts of tissue due to missing teeth, we may need to offer a bone grafting procedure before moving forward with implant dentistry. In addition, if you have advanced gum disease, a major factor in most cases of adult tooth loss, then you may need treatment to manage the disease before we begin placement.
The Dental Implant Placement Process
Once we’ve addressed the health of your smile and any preexisting oral health issues, we will move on with placement. We begin by inserting the dental implant into the jawbone. The bone tissue and the implant bond, as the new tooth root is made from biocompatible titanium. For the area to heal and the bonding process to take place, you will need to wait three to four months before we complete your new tooth.
Restoring Your New Tooth or Teeth
Once the area heals, we will create a restoration for your new tooth. Using a lifelike dental crown, we add the visible portion, ensuring your tooth not only looks natural, but can also withstand powerful bite forces and pressure. If you have any questions about candidacy, or about replacing your missing teeth, then please contact our team today. We want to help you obtain a full and healthy smile!
Pacific Hills Dental Offers Implant Dentistry
At Pacific Hills Dental, our team provide durable and natural looking solutions for missing teeth. Talk to our team about implant dentistry. To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402) 330-2243. We proudly treat individuals in Omaha, NE, and all of the surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, and Millard.