Tooth loss restricts your ability to chew properly and also affects your diet and nutrition to your disadvantage. In case you have a missing tooth, there are a number of ways in which we can fix your missing tooth. And there is no long-lasting and better option than dental implant to restore that missing tooth.
A dentist surgically places the implant in an opening he has made in your jawbone, which acts as the new “root” for the missing tooth. A “crown” is then added to the implant which fills the space left by the missing tooth.
Tooth loss can take place due to a wide array of reasons, right from uncontrolled diabetes to smoking and periodontal (gum) disease. Periodontal disease is a gum disease which weakens the attaching structures from the tooth, detaching it from your gum eventually. Bacteria in your saliva can also cause tooth loss as it deposits plaque on your gum and tooth, making it decay over time.
Other major causes of tooth loss are –
Injury, especially in contact sports
Poor dental care and maintenance
Tooth loss may not be painful at all, except for loss due to injury. This makes it difficult to identify the symptoms of tooth loss and prevent it before it actually takes place. However, you can notice the following things if you are experiencing tooth decay, the stage preceding tooth loss
Strange, unpleasant taste in mouth, especially when you wake up
An unexpected tooth pain having no underlying cause
Grayish black spots on your teeth
These are the most common symptoms of tooth decay, and you should consult one of our dentists for treatment and information about prevention of cavities and tooth loss. Tooth decay treatment is a lot effective and cheaper as compared to tooth loss treatment as it is in the early stages.
Although tooth loss can be prevented if detected early, it is never too late to get proper treatment for your tooth loss, provided you still have healthy bones in your mouth. A dental implant is one of the best options if you have lost a single tooth as it looks and performs like a natural tooth. Also, a single implant is a lot more aesthetic and is easier to clean as compared to other treatment methods, say a dental bridge.
Procedure: Dental implants require a surgical procedure in which the dentist will create an opening in your jawbone that will hold the “root” or the implant. The implant, which looks like a screw, is placed in your jaws and allowed to settle down with the bone for two to six months. Finally, the “crown”, which looks like a natural tooth will be attached to the implant with the help of an abutment.
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Our office hosts experts and certified specialists to provide state of the art treatment for all your dental problems. Our expertise in offering a range of treatment options for your dental problems makes us one of the best in Markham area.
From single implants to dental bridges, we offer treatments that match your requirements to perfection. To know more about your tooth decay problem and treatment options, please visit us at our office in Markham (14th Avenue).
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