Back tooth replacementMissing / Non-restorable back tooth
If not replaced, a missing back tooth can lead to shifting of other teeth. It can also cause premature loss of adjacent teeth. If you are missing a back tooth or have a broken back tooth, it is important to seek care from a surgeon and dentist team.
An ASIRD surgeon and dentist team will take time to discuss all aspects of your care, providing answers to questions along the way.
Tooth replacement with a dental implant requires three steps:
- Your surgeon removes the broken tooth and places a dental implant.
- The bone adheres to the implant in about 3 months.
- Your dentist will then design and fabricate a custom post that fits into the implant and supports a new crown.
Following a comprehensive examination, radiographs, and a consultation with the patient and members of the implant team, the surgeon places the implant under the gums in the jaw.
Usually, this is a relatively painless procedure. Often, the surgeon can remove the tooth needing replacement and place the dental implant at the same surgical appointment.
Patients are surprised to learn that this procedure is often performed in about one hour, and requires only local anesthesia so the patient is awake. You are able to drive to and from your surgical appointment. If you are nervous about the surgery, you may decide to have your surgeon put you to sleep for the surgery by administering a general anesthetic
Not every dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants, and not all placers of dental implants are surgeons. By using an ASIRD team, rest assured that your dentist routinely restores and maintains dental implants and only a trained surgeon will place your implant. By actively participating together in ASIRD qualified dental implant education programs, your team of doctors is able to offer you cutting-edge technologies and advanced innovations.