Losing a tooth can be more than just painful; the empty space left behind by the vacated tooth can be a source of frustration and shame. The empty spot might also affect the way you pronounce words, and in the most severe cases, could lead to bone loss around the gap. As soon as you lose a tooth or more, you should consider replacing it as quickly as possible to prevent any more distress and problems.
There are various types of prosthetics that you can use to replace your tooth, each varying in the way they are installed. Of the prosthetics, dental implants are the most secure, reliable, and natural-looking. Implants cannot be installed by whomever, though, and the procedure to install them needs to be handled by a fully-trained dentist within Los Angeles, such as Dr. Mark Treystman, DDS, of New Century Dental Group.
Before you can have dental implants, you will first be examined if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. There needs to be enough bone mass in your jaw to support the implant to be cleared for the process. Additionally, healthy gums are also a requirement for the implants, since the implants will slowly fuse with the bone and gums of the patient over time. Once you pass all these requirements, only then will a skilled cosmetic dentist handle the fitting of the implants.
Dental implants actually refer to the artificial screw-like tooth roots that are inserted into the vacated spot of a jaw. After installation, they then serve as anchors to prosthetic teeth, which are secured into place. Of course, there needs to be enough bone in the jaw to hold these implants in place, but some slight factors can complicate the process. For instance, teeth along the upper back jaw are some of the harder teeth to replace with implants due to the lack of bone in said spot. Fortunately, an extremely capable dentist in Los Angeles should be able to augment parts of the jaw to better hold the implant. It goes without saying that only the most accomplished and experienced of cosmetic dentists can perform such intricate procedures, so patients having dental implants can rest easy knowing that an expert is at hand.
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