Dental Implants treatment at Von Boeckmann, DDS in Missouri City, TX
A missing tooth can give rise to several problems in oral health. There have been several dental appliances which have been developed as a prosthodontic replacement for lost tooth, If you are a person who is planning to meet a dentist to replace lost tooth then you can probably consider dental implants as one of your options. Dental implants work effectively in restoring the root of lost natural tooth. The surgery to place dental implants in jaw bone of patients can be performed by a qualified dentist. At Von Boeckmann, DDS Missouri, TX we understand the importance of a tooth for oral and overall health of a person. We perform dental implant surgeries which can provide permanent solution to patients who are suffering from tooth loss.
Missing Tooth and Oral Health
Tooth loss can happen for several reasons. Tooth decay and gum diseases are some common dental conditions which can cause tooth loss. Apart from dental infection a person might lose teeth from an accidental injury as well. A missing tooth can lead to lack of stimulation to jaw bone. When a number of teeth go missing, the condition may lead to bone resorption. This decreases the height and width of the jaw bone. The facial skin may tend to sag because of lack of support to facial muscles. This is one of the reasons why patients who have few missing teeth tend to look old.
Missing tooth can lead to shift in position of teeth around the gap. As a result there is an imbalance in biting forces which can lead to TMJ problems.
How can dental implants help?
Dental implants are made of Titanium which forms a bond with the tissues of jaw bone. The surgery is performed by drilling a hole into the jaw bone. Dental implants support the dental crown and provide the artificial tooth enough strength and stability. The process of Osseointegration ensures that the implant remains integrated with the jaw bone for a long. Implanted tooth can be cleaned and taken care of just like natural teeth. With proper care the artificial tooth can last for a lifetime. The procedure does not require the neighboring teeth to be filed like in the case of dental bridges. This is one of the major advantages of dental implants over other methods of replacing missing tooth.
Dental Implants – Are you the Candidate?
Dental implant surgeries can be performed over people who have healthy jaw bones. There are few medical conditions which may not be favorable for performing the surgery. Patients with uncontrollable diabetes and blood pressure and patients who are undergoing treatment for cancer may have to explain the condition to dentist before undergoing dental implant surgery.
Dental Implant Surgery Procedure
The placement of dental implant and dental crown requires few visits to the dental practice. After confirming that a dental implant surgery can be performed our dentists initially prepare the site for the placement of implant. The implant is placed into the jaw bone through a surgical procedure. The implant is left to heal for a period of few months when it forms a strong bond with jaw bone. The abutment and crown are fit over the implant during next visit.