Missing even one tooth in your smile can be a hard problem to ignore, particularly when that tooth is in a visible location. Of course, even tooth loss that is hard to notice can create real troubles for you when it comes to biting, chewing, and even speaking with comfort. Your Rapid City, SD dentist’s office is ready to help you address tooth loss through the placement and restoration of dental implants. Implant-held replacement teeth can be attractive, durable, and more comfortable for individuals. You can see the benefits of this treatment promptly if you qualify for same-day implants!
Using Dental Implants To Help Address Tooth Loss
Dental implants offer more than just a way to hold a lifelike restoration stable enough for you to be more comfortable when biting and chewing. When in place, they take on several key responsibilities that once fell to a now-absent tooth root. When you bite and chew, an implant can mimic the stimulation in your jawbone that a root once created. As a result, you can better maintain your jawbone health. When tooth loss occurs, and no implant is present, your jaw can potentially deteriorate. Implants also keep neighboring roots stable, as they are kept in position by its presence in your jaw.
Placing And Restoring Your Dental Implant Or Implants
A dental implant stays secure in your jawbone – that placement requires oral surgery. Before that surgery takes place, your dentist will make sure no issues with your jawbone, or your oral health, might cause complications. After confirming you are a good candidate for dental implant placement, measurements are taken using digital instruments to expertly plan where your implant needs to be set.
Before your implant can be restored, you need to go through a proper period of healing. This can take between four and six months, but this allows for your jawbone to actually fuse with the implant for a remarkably secure hold.
Can You Receive A Same-Day Implant?
In some cases, a person can be approved to receive a same-day implant. This sends you out of the office with an implant that supports a temporary restoration. While this is not your permanent prosthetic, it allows you to retain a complete smile during your period of healing. If you want to improve your ability to qualify for this, you should be aware that the health of your jawbone is a factor – waiting to address the matter can potentially affect your chances.
Hillsview Dental Can Address Your Tooth Loss With Dental Implant Support
Patients who want to do something about tooth loss can be excited to learn about the benefits of an implant-held restoration. At Hillsview Dental, we are proud to make modern prosthetic dental care available to individuals in and around the Rapid City, SD area. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Brian G. Criss, call Hillsview Dental today at 605-342-6652.