Finding out that a tooth must be extracted is news that patients do not want to hear. Accidents and cavities are just a couple of common reasons that a dental extraction may be necessary. A frequent concern patients have is what their smiles will look like. Dental implants are an excellent option for restoring teeth that have been extracted. They can restore the aesthetics of the smile and preserve oral health. Dr. Vo is a member of American Academy of Implant Dentistry she has extensive knowledge and experience in the placement of dental implants.
Dental implants provide the most natural restoration because they look and function just like your real teeth. The implant is a small titanium post that is surgically placed in the jawbone. In most cases, this can be done immediately after having a tooth extracted.
After the implant is placed, the jawbone will fuse to it in a process called osseointegration. Each patient is different, and this can take three to six months. Once the osseointegration is complete, the implant is as stable and strong as the tooth root it is replacing. With proper care, it can last a lifetime.
When a single tooth is being replaced, the dental implant will be topped with a crown. It will be fabricated to match existing teeth in size, shape, and shade, thus creating the perfect restoration. Because the crown is attached to an artificial root, it does not rely on its neighbors for strength and stabilization.
Patients love the aesthetic value of restoring a missing tooth with a dental implant topped with a crown, but the implant is also beneficial to the patient’s oral health. When a tooth is extracted the patient will begin to experience bone loss in his or her jawbone, but a dental implant prevents this from happening.
If you have been looking for the most natural way to restore your missing tooth call 32 dental today at 770-423-1132 and schedule a consultation and find out how dental implants can help you. Dr. Vo, and her team offer patients immediate implants, which makes the treatment process convenient. Our office is conveniently located at 600 Chastain Rd, Suite 422, Kennesaw, GA 30144.