Dental Implants: A Solution for Tooth Loss Due to Accidental Injuries
Dental implants provide a solution to accidental injuries such as a sports accident where a tooth gets knocked out. There is no need to feel self-conscious in these situations about getting dental implants. They are permanent and often indistinguishable from your regular teeth. These teeth are mounted directly to the jaw bone. If you need dental implants, a dental implant specialist can perform the procedure on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. The procedure is safe and with proper sedation, you will not experience any pain.
Accidents that cause tooth loss can happen to teenagers, young adults, or mature adults. These accidents could range from automobile accidents to a work-related injury. A dental implant is not likely to be recommended if the lost teeth are those teeth considered to be “baby teeth.” In this circumstance the dentist is going to recommend using a spacer to hold the spot where the baby teeth were lost open until the permanent teeth erupt at the appropriate time. Extensive decay can cause tooth loss and an extraction becomes necessary. Following an extraction procedure, the teeth may fail to come together and close up the gap. This gap can often be corrected through a dental implant.
Tooth loss does not have to be permanent. Millions of men and women have experienced satisfactory results from dental implants. If you have questions about how the procedure works for replacing lost teeth, talk to our dental implant specialist. He can explain all the benefits of the procedure and help you decide if it is right for you.