Missing a tooth? A dental implant could be the answer
Access Dental Care are here to explain why dental implants are the best treatment option for missing teeth.
A missing tooth can seem like a small thing, but it can have a big impact on your daily life. Normal, everyday actions like chewing, speaking, and smiling can all suddenly become difficult or painful. Fortunately, there are easily available solutions for a missing tooth. At Access Dental Care, we recommend dental implants as the most practical and effective tooth replacement solution.
So, what is a dental implant?
A dental implant is an artificial root for a replacement tooth that is surgically implanted into your jawbone by your dentist. The implants we use at Access Dental Care are made of biocompatible titanium – meaning they’re strong and secure, and there’s very little chance of your body rejecting them.
The three-stage process of receiving a dental implant.
At your first appointment with Access Dental Care, your dentist will assess your overall oral health and determine if an implant is the best option for your tooth replacement. Once the decision is made, initial preparation for the treatment will occur.
Your second appointment will involve the placement of the dental implant through a minor surgical procedure, which can be performed at the practice or at the hospital. The implant is placed into the bone socket of your jaw where the tooth is missing. Over the next few months, the implant will naturally fuse with your jawbone.
At your third appointment with Access Dental Care, your dentist will check that your implant is healing correctly, and will take an impression of your teeth for the dental crown. Your dentist will attach the crown to your implant at your final appointment.
The benefits of dental implants.
There are many reasons that dental implants are the best treatment solution for a missing tooth, including:
- Implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth
- There’s very little risk of dislodgement or movement once the implant is in place
- Implants look and feel like natural teeth
- They are low maintenance – just floss once and brush twice daily as you would normally
- Implants stimulate the jawbone and prevent it from shrinking
Access Dental Care are here to help.
If you’re missing a tooth and aren’t sure what to do about it, there’s no need to worry. Just contact Access Dental Care today to book a consultation and talk to one of our friendly dentists about the treatment that’s best for you.