It is the joy of every dentist to help their patients to maintain perfect oral health, which guarantees strong and naturally beautiful teeth. Unfortunately, this is a hard goal to achieve. Many people experience dental problems that result from various factors. The most common dental problem is the loss of natural teeth. And while tooth loss can have detrimental effects on your oral health, it doesn’t mean that you cannot to enjoy a perfect and attractive smile. Dental implants come in handy in such situations.
What Happens When You Lose Your Natural Teeth?
Our natural teeth serve various purposes besides helping us to speak and eat. They enhance our smile and make us more attractive. Apart from that, some teeth structures such as the roots run deep into the jaw where they stimulate bone growth. When any of the teeth are missing, there is no bone stimulation, hence no bone growth. If you have missing a tooth or teeth, you may experience facial deformities, malocclusion, gum disease or even tooth decay. You can, therefore, consider dental implants to fix such problems and avoid further damage to your oral health.
Dental Implants for Single Tooth Replacement
Dental implants provide the best option for replacing lost or missing teeth. They are the closest replication you will ever find for your natural teeth. That is why our dentists recommend dental implants for any of our patient who has suffered tooth loss, even if it’s just one tooth.
There is still a misconception that implants are only suitable for individuals with multiple teeth loss. The truth is that any person who has experienced either single or multiple tooth loss is a candidate for dental implant treatment.
Procedure for Single Tooth Replacement
There is no much difference in the procedures for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth with a dental implant. One of our qualified dentists will start surgically attaching a small titanium screw to the jawbone. Once the rod has fused with the jawbone, the dentist will then attach an abutment. The last step involves bonding a dental restoration to the healed abutment.
What an Implant Apart from Other Dental Restorative Procedures?
An implant is better than other tooth replacement options for many patients. They are more naturally stable, and they feel and function like your natural teeth. They are much stronger, and they will never slip out of place. Dental implants also last longer compared to other dental restorations.
Besides, dental implants at Implant Dentistry of Virginia are the only teeth replacement that stimulates the jawbone, thus reducing the risk of further tooth loss. Our office is conveniently located in Virginia Beach, VA. If you are considering restoring your oral health, then contact our highly experienced dentists to schedule your consultation today!