Dogs are great. I like dogs. They are friendly and loyal and always excited to see you. They run up wagging, not just their tail, but their whole butts they’re so happy to see you. Sometimes they jump up to lick your face. Sometimes they jump up to lick your face when you’re drinking coffee and hit the mug into your teeth. Ouch.
now you’ve broken your front tooth and your dentist has said some ominous sounding words like “vertical fracture” and “hopeless prognosis”. Hmm.
There are a great many ways to deal with a missing tooth, including doing nothing at all. All of your options will have good things and bad things that go along with them.
After we have gone through our process of taking the time to identify what about your health is important to you, difficult decisions like this become simplified. If your goal is to preserve adjacent teeth and to have functional, comfortable teeth that look like teeth, one of your options will be a dental implant supported crown.
A dental implant
is a precisely manufactured piece of titanium that is used to replace a lost dental root. It is carefully inserted into the bone of your jaw and your jaw bone integrates tightly with the titanium. Once the dental implant is fully integrated, it can be used for multiple applications.
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth. They can retain and/or support removable complete dentures or removable partial dentures, or be used as part of a long term plan to transition from having teeth to having no teeth when necessary, or from having no teeth to having teeth when desired.
Very versatile little fellas.
Here are two educational videos about dental implants: