Eight Reasons to Replace a Missing Tooth

Posted by Chris Raines on Aug 8, 2018 3:37:04 PM

A Missing Tooth Is Like a Fork That's Missing a Tine. Here Are Eight Reasons to Replace a Missing Tooth

A healthy mouth should not be underestimated.

A missing tooth may seem like a small issue that can be ignored, but it negatively impacts your life. Here are eight reasons to consider replacing that missing tooth.

  1. Reduced Quality of Life
  2. Difficulty Eating and Dietary Inadequacy
  3. Discomfort and Pain
  4. Jaw Problems
  5. Crooked Teeth
  6. Your Appearance
  7. Self-Confidence
  8. Overall Health

Would you eat with a fork that’s missing a tine? You probably wouldn’t … if you had a choice. So why tolerate a missing tooth? There are many good reasons to replace a tooth and, usually, several options for replacement.

Your teeth are supported by the teeth around them. A missing tooth weakens the structure of the mouth and can eventually result in the loss of other teeth. When a tooth is missing, the remaining teeth shift in an attempt to fill in the gap left by that tooth. This change in tooth alignment can affect the jaw. Maintaining the alignment of teeth will protect the integrity of the entire mouth.

Replacing a missing tooth can give you a beautiful and functional smile that improves your overall health, attractiveness and self-confidence. Today there are effective and predictable methods for permanent tooth replacement. Dental implants have been proven to be safe and successful in restoring your smile.

A missing tooth can be replaced with a Single Tooth Implant restoration using the Teeth In A Day® protocol.

Teeth in A Day®, developed at Pi Dental Center, is our trademarked procedure. It allows patients to have stable non-removable healthy teeth in one office visit. In the conventional process, getting an implant took more than 3 months for the patient to have non-removable teeth. During that long 3 month period, the patient would suffer with a removable denture while they waited for the bone to heal. Teeth In A Day® has reduced this lengthy procedure to a single day.

Pi Dental Center utilizes a sophisticated approach to dental care with up-to-date treatment protocols and equipment. Contact Us To Schedule An Evaluation.    

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Single Tooth Dental Implant Study Article

Posted by Pi Dental Center on Feb 1, 2011 12:48:00 PM

A prospective analysis of immediate provisionalization of single implants.

Thomas Balshi DDS, Glenn Wolfinger DMR, Dr. D. Wulc D, Stephen F. Balshi

Published in Journal of Prosthodontics 2011 Jan;20(1):10-5. 2010 Nov 18

The purpose of this prospective study was to evaluate the viability of immediately provisionalized single-tooth implants. One hundred forty patients (86 female, 54 male) with a mean age at implant placement of 45 years needing single-tooth dental implants replacement, were treated between July 1999 and December 2004. Single-tooth implants were placed and provisionalized the day of the surgery. All implants were manufactured by Nobel Biocare and had multiple diameters and configurations. The majority of the implants used in this study had oxidized titanium surfaces. The contours of the restorations were designed to mimic the original teeth and root forms. The morphology of the restorations provides support of the labial gingiva. Results: Over 5.5 years, 164 implants were placed and immediately provisionalized. Sixty-four implants were placed immediately post extraction. Seven implants failed, yielding an overall survival rate of 95.73%. Conclusion: The application of an immediate provisionalization protocol to a single implant can be successful if the proper precautions are taken in achieving passive occlusion.

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Tags: tooth replacement, immediate loading of dental implants, Nobel Biocare, single tooth implant, dental implant treatment, Brånemark dental implants