Having to smile with a missing tooth can hinder one’s confidence to a large extent. People could mock you for your
displeasing smile, which would obviously lead to a lot of embarrassment. This can make you feel too conscious of yourself every time you interact with people. If that wasn’t enough, the way you bite and chew food would also change due to the extracted tooth.
Dental implants are a huge boon to people who have lost their teeth. They are the most widely sought-after tooth
replacement solution by dentists all over the world owing to their amazing features and strength. If you’re looking to have a reliable replacement for your extracted tooth, then dental implants would be the best option for you.
Dental implants are titanium studs that are inserted into the jawbone in place of the extracted teeth. They are hard, strong, and wouldn’t break easily. A ceramic crown would be attached to the metal implant to act as a replacement tooth structure. Together, the metal stud and the ceramic crown replace an entire tooth (root to crown).
The dentist would screen the teeth to check for possible infections, drifting of teeth, jawbone deterioration, etc. Once the candidacy is confirmed, you will be prepared for the implant. Local anesthesia will be administered to numb the teeth, jawbone, and gums. A slit will be cut on the gums and a small hole will be made on the jawbone. This is where the implant stud will be inserted. Once the implant is screwed into place, it will be allowed to heal for a few months’ time, during which the implant would adhere to the jawbone and the gums tissues would regrow around it.
During the next appointment, the ceramic crown, that is fabricated in a dental laboratory, will be attached to the metal stud by means of a connecting element called the abutment. The bite and fit will be checked to make sure the implant
comfortably fits in the mouth. Once everything is done, you’ll have a tooth replacement that looks and functions exactly like a natural tooth.