Replacing a Missing Tooth with a Dental Implant

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Tooth loss can unfortunately destabilize your smile and your overall dental health. The socket will begin to resorb bone tissue almost as soon as the tooth is lost, and this can lead to a dent in the jawbone. Other teeth may try to shift to close the gap, but they can also tilt or fall into the gap. This can eventually lead to the loss of additional teeth. Our expert in dental implant in Los Angeles often recommends dental implants to elude this risk for those who have lost a tooth.

1. Treatment plan
The initial step in replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant is the initial consultation needed for the planning stage. This is one of the most important steps, as a series of records will be taken to identify the quality, quantity and position of the jawbone, as well as other factors that could affect placement, such as the nerve’s location.

2. Placement
This is the stage of treatment in which the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, the bone will start heal around it. This is called osseointegration and occurs when the bone actually fuses to the implant.

3. Restoration
The last step is the restoration. A crown, bridge or denture is made and attached to the abutment on the implant. After this step is completed, you are now ready to use your new tooth just like you would use your natural teeth.

Call us to find out more to schedule your appointment with our expert in single dental implants in Los Angeles.

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