Having A Tooth Replaced With A Dental Implant

For most people, the loss of a tooth can be a very problematic issue as they may be deeply concerned about the impacts that this will have on their appearance. Dental implants are among the most effective and popular options for replacing one or more teeth that may have been lost.

A Patient Will Need A Healthy Jawbone To Undergo A Dental Implant Procedure

A key attribute of dental implants is that they will be placed directly into the jaw of the patient. This can provide for a more durable placement as well as reduce the visibility of any gaps or other obvious spaces between the replacement tooth and the gums. Due to the fact that this will involve the implant being inserted into the jaw, a patient will need to have a jaw that is healthy enough to provide the support that the implant will need.

Extracted Teeth Can Be Replaced With Implants

It is often the case that a person will need to have a damaged or diseased tooth extracted. While it may be easy to think that you will have to wait for the extraction site to fully heal before the implant can be placed, this is not always the case. For a person that has healthy gums and bone, it can often be possible to place the implant immediately after the extraction has been completed. This can significantly reduce the healing time that the patient will have to experience. Furthermore, it can reduce the number of trips that they will have to make. However, if a person has unhealthy gum and jaw bone tissue, they may have to wait until the underlying health problems have been addressed. A common example of this can be a patient that may have developed extensive gum disease as a result of the damage to their tooth. 

Patients Will Need To Be Diligent About Cleaning The Implant Site During Their Recovery

After the implant has been placed, a patient will want to be as diligent as possible when it comes to keeping the site clean and sanitized. Failing to meet this need may directly increase the risk of the patient developing an infection that could potentially weaken the results that they get from this process or it may contribute to them having a recovery process that is significantly longer than necessary. Fortunately, your dentist will provide you with a suitable mouthwash that will be extremely effective at eliminating unwanted bacteria.

Reach out to a dentist to learn more about dental crown implants.