After teeth are extracted, patients can consider replacing missing teeth with dental implants to restore chewing function and aesthetics. The implant is surgically implanted into the jaw to hold replacement teeth. If there is only one extracted tooth, one implant and a crown is often enough to replace it. If there are multiple missing teeth, implant supported bridges are a more suitable option.
Candidates must have enough bone and gum to hold the implants in place. Ideally, patients should have healthy gums and no signs of periodontal disease. If there is gum disease present, the dentist will work out a treatment plan to help improve the gums before implants are put in.
Once the replacement teeth are in place, patients must care for them as they would their own natural teeth. Brushing and flossing daily is important to help keep plaque and bacteria at bay. In addition, routine visits to your dentist are necessary to maintain the longevity of the dental implants.
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