Do you suffer from tooth loss? Dental implants offer a stable, secure, and long-lasting solution, whether you have a gap in your smile or a full or partial set of dentures. At Gateway Dentistry, we are ready to help you restore a full, beautiful smile with dental implants.
When are Dental Implants placed?
Implants are often placed several months after extraction. When infection or other problems with the bone are present, immediate implant placement is not the best treatment. If your tooth has been missing for some time, the adjacent support bone is likely to grow thinner and shrink. This occurs because the root of the natural tooth has to be present to stimulate the bone. As much as one-third of your jaw’s thickness can be lost in the year following tooth extraction. If you are missing enough bone, you may benefit from having additional bone grafted into the area. This ensures the implant will be adequately supported when it is placed in the jaw.
There are several reasons: A dental bridge can sacrifice the structure of surrounding good teeth to bridge the space of the missing tooth/teeth. In addition, removing a denture or a “partial” at night may be inconvenient, not to mention dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and rather embarrassing.