An Ideal Solution to Tooth Loss
A gap caused by a missing tooth can be both embarrassing and can compromise surrounding teeth and gums. For many years, the only way to restore a lost tooth was a dental bridge, which successfully filled the gap, but could not haul the natural deterioration of the jaw bone. Today, you can fully restore a missing tooth and improve oral health, function, and aesthetics with dental implants. As a long-term replacement for missing teeth, dental implants are the ideal solution to tooth loss and the only option that provides you with a permanent, fully functioning, and aesthetically-pleasing new tooth. Dr. Ghina Morad will perform a comprehensive exam to determine if a dental implant is the best solution for replacing your missing tooth and restoring your oral health.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Retained tooth function
- Improved aesthetics
- Permanent solution, with proper care
- Stimulation of jaw bone
- Restored ability to eat most foods
- Durable, stable solution
Tooth Replacement is Critical for Your Complete Oral Health
A missing tooth puts surrounding teeth and gums at an increased risk for cavities, jaw bone deterioration, crowding teeth, and even gum disease. When a dental implant is placed in the empty socket of a missing tooth, the tooth root-like titanium post immediately begins to fuse to the jaw bone. Over time, the implant will help to stimulate the jaw bone and create a stable base onto which a dental crown can rest and be put in place.
The Implant Restoration Process
Dr. Morad works closely with a trusted colleague to ensure your dental implant is placed accurately. When the dental implant is fully healed, typically within three to six months, we will begin the process for restoring your new tooth. To ensure your new crown fits snugly and correctly, we will take an impression of your teeth to determine the exact dimension needed. You will receive a temporary crown while your final dental implant restoration is created. Once your final crown is ready, we will make adjustments and place the new crown!