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Dental implants are a type of permanent tooth replacement in which small titanium screws are placed in the jawbone or gums near the extraction site of a missing tooth. They can last up to 20 years and may only require modest dental care to fix minor issues such as cavities and infections once placed. Dental implants are extremely effective when replacing numerous lost teeth at the same time since they support all of them at once.
If you only need to replace one tooth, dental implants can be prohibitively pricey. Implants are anchored on either side of the jawbone by anchors that are sutured or screwed to the remainder of the jawbone. Consider consulting a specialist at our Cooley Smiles facility here in Silver Lake, who can provide you with vital information about dental implants, potential difficulties, and much more.
As you can see, the success or failure of an implant is determined by the health of the individual being treated, medications that alter osseointegration potential, and the health of the tissues in the mouth. The stresses on implants and fixtures during normal operation are also assessed. The biomechanical stresses created during chewing and biting can be significant, thus planning the position and quantity of dental implants is critical for the prosthesis's long-term health.
The site of the implant is decided via CAD/CAM simulation and a drill template called a stent, as well as the position and angle of neighboring teeth, laboratory simulation, or computed tomography. Healthy bones and gums are required for dental implants to be successful in the long run and for osseointegration, the fusing of the dental implant into the jawbone, to properly take place. Because both bone and gums can atrophy after tooth extraction, pre-prosthetic therapies such as sinus lifts or gum grafts may be required to restore optimum bone and gums prior to dental implantation.
What Are Dentures and What Should I Expect?
A denture is a removable dental and gum replacement. Both complete and partial dentures are completely available at our facility. Complete dentures are used when all of the teeth are lost, and partial dentures are used when some natural teeth remain. All of these procedures are taken very seriously by us; please consider visiting for further information and assistance.
Extraction of teeth may be required for teeth owing to serious tooth decay, infections, or crowding. For those who have braces, one or two teeth may need to be pulled to create room for the other teeth as they move into position. Furthermore, compromised teeth may need to be extracted in order to maintain oral health in patients undergoing chemotherapy or preparing for an organ transplant.
A tooth extraction is a brief outpatient procedure performed by a dentist or oral surgeon under local, general, intravenous, or a combination of anesthetics. A simple extraction is the removal of visible teeth. Broken, subsurface, or impacted teeth necessitate more invasive surgery.
Your dentist will take an x-ray of your tooth before scheduling the treatment. Inform your dentist about all prescription and over-the-counter medications, as well as vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal therapies.
Inform your dentist if you will be having intravenous therapy for another medical condition that will require the use of a bisphosphonate medication. If this is the case, the extraction should be performed prior to starting medication to prevent jaw osteonecrosis (bone death).
Recovery from a tooth extraction normally takes a few days. When the dentist applies the gauze pad to the affected area, bite down to stop the bleeding and stimulate clot formation. Keep the gauze in place for three to four hours, or until the blood has saturated the pad completely. All drugs, including over-the-counter painkillers, should be used exactly as prescribed. Take it easy and rest for the first 24 hours. Don't start your regular routine immediately the next day. For the first 24 hours, avoid using a straw.
There are certain dangers connected with having a tooth pulled, but if your dentist suggests treatment, the benefits are likely to outweigh the minor inconvenience.
After a tooth extraction, the socket, or hole in the bone where the tooth was extracted, normally generates a blood clot on its own. A "dry socket" is a condition in which the blood clot either does not form or dislodges, exposing the bone inside the socket. If this happens, the dentist will protect the area with a sedative dressing for a few days. During this time, a new clot will form.
Invisalign is the brand name for a type of thin, transparent aligner used in orthodontic treatment. SmartTrack is a flexible thermoplastic polymer that is utilized in the manufacture of the aligner.
This device, according to the American Association of Orthodontists, is meant to make orthodontic treatment less noticeable, as the name suggests.
Even though Invisalign aligners are clear, they fit snugly over your teeth and are far less visible than the brackets and wires of traditional braces.
Invisalign can alleviate crowding and spacing concerns, as well as certain mild and moderate biting issues. The use of clear aligners to realign or straighten your teeth has grown in popularity over the last two decades.
The extent to which Invisalign works for you may also be determined by the complexity of your orthodontic issues. If you have more complicated spacing or biting issues, this treatment may take longer to take effect. For further information, please see our website.
If you require professional gum disease treatment, dental implants, or any other dental needs, please visit us at Cooley Smiles. You can make an appointment by calling (425) 249-3509.