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Many Americans have missing teeth due to a tooth extraction or because it was knocked out accidentally. But, did you know that it’s incredibly important to replace the missing teeth with a tooth implant? Consider the following frequently asked questions about a tooth implant:

Why should I bother with a tooth implant?

If you have a tooth extracted, it’s important to fill in the gap. When you leave a space in your mouth, the surrounding teeth will naturally shift to close the gap. This may not seem like a huge deal but, over time, it can cause your facial features to shift and your smile to change. When you choose to get a tooth implant, you are maintaining your face shape and smile.

Is the tooth implant procedure painful?

Dr. Tomlinson is incredibly skilled and has extensive knowledge with regards to tooth implants. He has helped thousands of patients with their tooth implant needs. With the right oral surgeon, the procedure will not be painful at all. Also, we use anesthesia to numb the surrounding area. Anesthesia takes away any pain associated with the procedure.

What are the advantages of a dental implant?

If you choose to replace a missing tooth with a dental implant, you will reap many benefits. For instance, other tooth implant options such as partial or complete dentures are removable while dental implants are fixed in place. Because of this, it provides a more natural function and looks very aesthetic. Another tooth implant option is the use of a bridge. However, bridges require often perfectly health teeth to be removed. With dental implants, healthy teeth will not be removed.

If you’re missing a tooth and need a tooth implant, don’t hesitate to contact the AOSC team to schedule an appointment. We’d be happy to assist you with your dental needs!