Dental Implants are Often Employed to Replace Extracted Teeth

Dental Implants are Often Employed to Replace Extracted Teeth

Restoration dentistry is the practice of restoring teeth that were lost or extracted. Without restoration the void left by a missing tooth can cause alignment issues in the surrounding teeth. Dental implants are fast becoming the industry standard in restoration dentistry to effectively replace a missing tooth.

The process of installing a dental implant begins with your [practice_name] dentist examining the area and taking some X-rays. This serves to assess that you have sufficient bone structure to mount a dental implant. If the extraction process resulted in a loss of bone structure in the jaw, we might recommend that you receive a bone graft in advance of the implant procedure.

You will need to be fully sedated for the implant procedure. After the procedure you will still be too sleepy to safely drive. So, you will need to arrange to have someone drive you and help you get back on your feet again, once you’re home.

During the implantation procedure an oral surgeon will make a small channel into your jawbone. A titanium implant is then screwed into place. Titanium is the metal of choice because it is biologically inert and will eventually fuse to the bone through the process of osseointegration.

Once the implant has been fully integrated into your jaw we can go about the standard practice of fitting the titanium abutment with a standard crown.

If you have a previously extracted tooth you should call [practice_name]’s clinic in [city], [state] at [phone] to understand how restoration dentistry can replace your missing tooth.

2016-08-24T17:10:40+00:00August 24th, 2016|