When you have one or more missing teeth, then the health, function, and appearance of your smile could suffer. But we can offer replacement with a lifelike and durable solution. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about how we use cone beam technology to guide dental implant placement.
The Dangers of Tooth Loss
When you lose a tooth, this could lead to serious problems for your smile’s function, health, and appearance. Aside from the obvious gaps on your smile, dental misalignment could develop with time as the teeth shift from position. This alone could increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. The changes to your bite balance could lead to painful symptoms as TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) develop. Many people find themselves limited in the kinds of foods they can consume, and may have trouble speaking easily. Finally, you could develop an older appearance and further tooth loss as the jawbone around the missing roots break down, a complication of the body suspending the flow of calcium and phosphates to this area.
Dental implants are an advanced tooth replacement option that preserves the jawbone and helps prevent these complications. A post, made from biocompatible titanium, is surgically inserted into the jawbone, set an angle and position to support a new crown or prosthetic, and also stimulate the growth of jawbone tissues to prevent an aged appearance or further tooth loss. We then attach an abutment that extends above the gum line, and connect the crown or a portion of a prosthetic. The visible portion will be custom-made to blend with the smile seamlessly. We can address a single lost tooth, or even a full set of dentures!
Placement and Restoration
Our team will use cone beam 3D imaging to gather detailed pictures of your smile from all angles, so we can plan the placement of the implant and guide it into proper position. This provides improved accuracy and more successful dental implant placement. Our team will monitor the smile over time and keep a close eye on it, so you can smile with confidence and enjoy tooth replacement that could potentially last decades, possibly even a lifetime!
If you have any questions about the technology we use to plan and implement your tooth replacement, then contact our team today to learn more about implant dentistry. A full smile is always possible again!
Talk To Your Newhall, CA Dentist About Implant Dentistry
We would like to help you avoid the negative impacts of untreated tooth loss with a lifelike prosthetic option. If you would like to learn more about how we address tooth loss with dental implants, then contact your Newhall, CA, dentist, Dr. Tajik, by calling (661) 259-7760.