Single Tooth Implants to replace an unfit tooth (or Teeth)
Teeth become lost as a result of trauma or disease. Trauma may be caused by an accident or excessive biting. The most common cause of tooth decay is or gum disease (periodontitishowever there are different kinds of diseases like cancer and various jaw neoplasms that may result in tooth loss. More than half of the population has at least one missing tooth, according to studies. Traumas can result in the loss of a front tooth. The effect this has on a persons’ well being is obvious. Fortunately an experienced Tooth Implantologist can usually remove the root remaining, attach an Tooth Implant, and secure an additional tooth to the implant in one visit of about an hour or so. Tooth decay and periodontal disease are the most common causes of loss of teeth in the back. This can sometimes be treated similarly to front teeth, however, it is more likely to take longer.
The treatment for one missing tooth is usually according to the following:
- Removal of the tooth that is damaged and the grafting of the root sockets. After that, you should wait for 4 months.
- Placement of the Tooth Implant to replace the root of the missing tooth. You should wait 4 to six months after which
- The placement of an abutment onto the Tooth Implant and record taking for the fabrication of a crown to replace the missing tooth. Three weeks is the minimum time for waiting.
- Permanent attachment of the abutment to the implant. The crown is then bonded to the attachment.
The necessity of replacing one missing tooth in the back of the mouth is often sometimes not as obvious as replacing one missing tooth in the front, but it is important. Teeth can be moved. We’ve all seen an Orthodontist placing tension on a tooth with a small rubber band and then moving it wherever he’d like. Every tooth you have has a spot and a reason for being there. The body’s normal response to a missing tooth is to move nearby teeth to fill the gap. As time passes, a single missing tooth may cause a shift in the position of every other tooth within the mouth. Malocclusion can lead to TMJ (temporomandibular joint) dysfunction, headaches, muscle spasms in the neck and shoulders, food infiltration between teeth, tooth decay periodontal disease, and other issues. These issues can manifest in the course of time and may not be evident immediately following losing a tooth. It’s a shame that a single tooth loss is usually overlooked in the light of the possible consequences however, the advent of Tooth Implants for the replacement of a single missing tooth has encouraged more patients to seek prompt treatment.
A single tooth missing can lead to many missing teeth. Every time a tooth gets removed and not replaced, it speeds up the process of losing additional teeth. The loss of multiple teeth can lead to more problems than one. There are other issues too. Those would include but not be restricted to:
Collapse of vertical dimensionvertical dimension When multiple back teeth become lost, the mouth loses their support as we close, causing the chin to move closer to the nose. This causes deep folds around the corners of the mouth as well as thinning of the lips. It can accelerate the ageing process of the appearance of a person by 10-20 years.
Facial structure collapse – When the back teeth of multiple people are lost, facial support is lost which causes a sunken look. The result is premature aging.
Bone loss-The bones of our lower and upper jaws have only one natural reason for being there; they support our tooth roots. If these roots disappear, the bone begins to melt away much as muscles do when not being used. This results in further lose of facial support. It may make wearing artificial prosthetics like dentures impossible. It can also make the process of placing Tooth Implants more challenging.
Inability to chew food properly-The mouth is the first of a series of organs designed to absorb and digest food. The more thoroughly we chew food, the better our system works. Mama was right in her advice to us all to chew food more slowly and thoroughly.
Inability to consume a healthy diet-As more and more teeth are lost it becomes increasingly difficult to eat a balanced diet. Important staples such as raw vegetables and nuts become difficult to consume and we are deprived of the many minerals and vitamins they contain.
It’s hard to eat the food we love, such as Corn on a cob, steaks and fajitas. can be difficult to consume. A lot of people aren’t aware of how important it is to be able to eat whatever they want until it’s too late.
embarrassment The loss of teeth is a stigma. Many people stop smiling, or cover their smiles with their fingers. This is unfortunate since we know of very few people who have lost their teeth due to wanting to. Each individual has their own personal story, and all of them or sad.
These are just some of the many issues people have to deal with when they lose one or more teeth. Tooth Implants are incredibly simple and reliable solutions. Tooth Implants for single missing teeth or several missing teeth are made of artificial roots made from titanium, which replace the natural roots of teeth. A crown is attached to a single implant to replace missing teeth. It’s natural-looking and functions just like the original tooth. It is common knowledge that an Tooth Implant will be required to replace every tooth in the row of missing teeth. For instance, if three teeth in a row are missing, it’s often feasible to replace them with just two Tooth Implants and a fixed bridge between them. With the incredible All on 4 protocol and all of the teeth in the arch can be restored with just four implants and an implant-supported bridge.
If you are a candidate to be considered for this procedure, the process of placing the Tooth Implant can be done swiftly and without pain. One of the requirements is a good quantity and quality of bone. As we’ve mentioned before, once an extracted tooth is removed the bone that was connected to the root begins to melt. Studies have shown that as high as 40% of the bone volume can be lost within the first twelve months. Modern dentist with an understanding of oral surgery and implants place materials in the sockets where the tooth roots used to stop this from happening. The result is a healthier location for the eventual placement of the Tooth Implant. Dentists with more advanced understanding of Tooth Implants could actually place an implant into the socket when the tooth is removed. This is the most efficient and easiest way to prevent loss of bone. But because the majority of dentist don’t understand Tooth Implants and the protocols necessary for preserving bone, and because many patients take an uncritical approach to losing a tooth, at times there is an urgent need for implants however there is not enough bone to support it. Modern implant designs alleviate this problem as well as implant placement protocols like the All on 4 method. But they aren’t able to remove the necessity to add bone.