When a tooth is lost due to infection or injury, a dental implant may be used as a replacement. A tiny screw is implanted into the jawbone under the missing tooth. A replacement tooth is then attached on top, with the implant serving as the tooth’s root. Dental implants are permanent, unnoticeable when patients talk or smile, and function like a regular tooth would.
Sometimes, teeth are damaged or decayed beyond repair. Other times, they may not fit comfortably inside your mouth. When no other option remains, extractions might be necessary. Pulling out an infected tooth might prevent the disease from spreading, and a difficult wisdom tooth could leave extraction as the only choice. Extractions are safe, and options for replacing the tooth are plenty.
The appearance and function of teeth and gums might be severely affected by gum disease. In these cases, periodontal surgery could be needed. This procedure corrects traumatic, developmental, or anatomical defects caused by severe gum infection. The two-hour surgery is completed under local or general anesthesia, with a healing time of about two weeks.
This oral surgery involves the addition of density and volume to a patient’s jawbone. Dental bone grafts ensure that the jawbone is dense enough for other treatments, like tooth implants. They may also improve the aesthetic results of certain treatments. The graft will eventually heal and grow into the jawbone.
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