What Are Your Options if You Need to Have a Tooth Replacement?
A full set of beautiful, straight white teeth is something you need to work hard for. It means caring for your oral health throughout your life. That’s why it can be so traumatising if an accident, illness, or other issue results in tooth removal.
Reasons to Have a Tooth Replacement
Many children and adults alike will potentially need to have their teeth removed in order to combat overcrowding. Overcrowding occurs simply because the patient’s mouth is too small to accommodate a full set of adult teeth. By removing one or two teeth, the crowding issue can be resolved. An issue with overcrowding teeth can also be corrected with orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign or braces.
If your tooth has started to decay and that decay reaches the pulp, then your health is at risk. The decay could result in an infection. The first course of action is to have a root canal procedure. The second, if the first did not rectify the decay, is to treat the patient with antibiotics, and finally, in extreme circumstances, tooth extraction will be used. That being said, if you have a weakened immune system and are at risk of infection, your dentist might request to remove it anyway.
If you were in an accident where your tooth was damaged, your dentist will first attempt to fix the tooth, but failing that, you may require a tooth replacement.
If your tooth or several teeth cause you discomfort or embarrassment, you can fix the issue either with crowning or with dental implants, depending on whether the issue is. A dental crown is a great solution to the problem, in that it permanently restores a damaged tooth without having to remove the tooth structure.
A dental crown is made from porcelain and matches the colour and texture of existing teeth. They are cemented onto existing teeth to cap or replace the damaged tooth. The result is that your smile is returned to its natural state and no-one will ever know.
At Acacia Dental, we use CEREC single visit crown technology. The highly-accurate 3D imaging technology ensures that your restorations are a perfect size and shape for you. As well as durable and natural-looking. The whole process is normally completed with one hour. Which means you’ll be leaving with your teeth restored within one appointment.
What are Your Options If You Need to Have a Tooth Replacement?
Unless the teeth removed were to address overcrowding, you may decide to have dental implants to combat teeth shifting. Dental implants will conserve your jawbone so that it doesn’t deteriorate due to lack of stimulation. One or more missing teeth can impact your health in the long run, and the dental implants process can help rectify the issue.
What are dental implants? They are considered the best tooth replacement option for problematic and damaged teeth. They work by installing the implant into your jawbone. This implant has a screw that can hold a dental crown. Over time your jawbone will heal and fuse with the implant for more stability.
If you have one or more missing teeth or are scheduled to have teeth replacement in the future, contact us today to learn more about dental implants. You don’t need to live with lost or damaged teeth. You can enjoy a full, bright, beautiful smile.
Do You Need to Care for Your Implant?
You will need to take good care of your implant. Although it is a false tooth, plaque and decay can still be an issue. The most worrying issue is peri-implant mucositis, which is caused by bacteria build-up around your implant. It is important that you keep your mouth clean and keep plaque build-up to a minimum otherwise you could develop peri-implantitis and your implant could loosen.
Follow your dentist’s instructions on how to care for your implant carefully to keep your new smile shining bright and healthy.