A permanent solution for a missing tooth
In previous years, most patients chose dentures to replace missing teeth and restore some function. However, if you are only missing one or two teeth, dentures are not an ideal solution. You may actually end up having to have surrounding teeth pulled in order to accommodate a full or partial denture. Instead, Caven Dental Group can help you with permanent dental implant in Jacksonville.
Unlike a denture, which is typically removed at the end of each day, an implant is a permanent solution to the embarrassment and discomfort of a missing tooth. Implants are titanium synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. An implant is made of two parts, the false tooth itself and the anchoring post that keeps the tooth embedded in the gum. Implants are designed to look and feel just like natural teeth, with many different shades available to allow the implant to match the color of your remaining teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic material like metal or ceramic, but once they are put in place they are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth.
Not every patient with a missing tooth is a good candidate for a dental implant. For an implant to take hold, a candidate must have a strong jaw bone which can hold the anchoring post in place. In every case, proper care and maintenance of the implant helps to extend the life of the implant.
Because implants can require a small amount of surgery, anesthesia is usually given before the procedure begins. First, the post is placed inside the jawbone to keep the false tooth stable. Next, the tooth is attached and put in place. Once the process of placing the implant is complete, the new tooth will gradually take hold and bone tissue will build up around the post, helping the implant to become a permanent part of your smile.