If you’re enthusiastic about playing contact sports, then you know how it important it is to wear a mouth guard. Even when you don’t play a contact sport, you might damage your teeth badly enough to need dental implants. But did you know you can get these implants done on one tooth? Find out more by reading on.
What Are Implants?
When you’ve lost a tooth, dental implants are a practical solution for replacing that tooth. A metal rod is inserted into the jaw where the missing tooth is. On this rod is a placeholder for the implant, which helps it stay put once it is in your mouth. Then the top of the dental implant is a brand new crown that has been molded to fit where it needs inside your mouth. The crown also matches your remaining natural teeth, so it is almost indistinguishable from the teeth around it. Getting more than one implant can be much more noticeable, but this isn’t the case if you choose to get one implant done.
Implants for One Tooth
Once we have determined where the missing tooth is, we can build an implant. Dental implants will take a few months to settle in. That’s because the base of the implant needs to fuse with the bone inside your jaw. The more dental implants you need, the longer the process will take. However, even one implant can help you feel better about the condition of your teeth and restore your smile.
What Happens Next
Getting dental implants done is immensely beneficial. You can overcome any tooth sensitivity or jaw pain you may have had due to the tooth that you lost.
Sometimes you may need an extraction followed by an implant procedure to help make this pain go away. However, the pain could be due to an infection or another concern that will not only affect your oral health but your overall health as well. However, you can be confident that the implant and crown can last for decades after they are installed. If you experience any discomfort or other problems related to your dental implants, then it’s imperative that you contact your dentist right away.
KEEP YOUR MOUTH HAPPY WITH ANNAPOLIS DENTAL CARE!
Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, or Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!