If you have a tooth or several teeth that are damaged because of an infection or because there are cracks or chips, then consider dental implants. These are similar to your normal teeth, but they are placed in the jawbone so that they are a bit stronger. Before the implant is placed, the tooth will need to be extracted. This is an easy process as the dentist will simply place a device around the tooth and maneuver the tooth so that it can be pulled.
Once the tooth is removed, a small screw will be placed in the jawbone. You will have to wait a few weeks for the bone to heal around the screw before the implant is placed. Antibiotics will likely be given so that an infection does not develop and any infection that is present will be treated. Dental implants Greenwood Village Colorado dentists place will be a natural color and function like a normal tooth. This means that you can usually eat what you want, but you need to take precautions with hard foods as you don’t want to crack the implant or any of the other teeth in the mouth. If there are several implants placed, the dentist can usually create a partial. This is similar to a set of dentures, but it doesn’t sit in the entire mouth. The partial can be removed to be cleaned, but it should be worn at all times.
It’s important to follow the instructions given by the dentist so that you have the best treatment possible. The screw is what will hold the tooth in place. When the tooth is ready, the dentist will match the color to that of the other teeth in the mouth so that it has a natural appearance. It can also be shaped so that it is of a similar size and appearance as the other teeth in the mouth. A benefit of implants is that you enjoy the foods that you once did, you can have a beautiful set of teeth, and you won’t have as much of a risk of an infection developing underneath teeth that are broken.
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