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The short answer is it is possible! The long answer is implants can only be placed sometimes at the time of extraction. This is known as an 'immediate
implant placement’ but it can only be performed when the condition of the tooth allows. Otherwise, implants are normally done after a healing period,
from 6 to 10 weeks after removal of the tooth to allow healing and optimal outcome.
A missing front tooth can be very traumatic. Not only are your looks affected but, as a result, your self-esteem can plummet and make you avoid work or socialising. Additionally it can present difficulties with chewing and speaking, as well as smiling.
If you have lost a tooth, particularly a front or prominent tooth, you will know it can have an impact on your everyday life and self-esteem. Eating becomes problematic and you may avoid smiling or socialising.
A veneer is a thin casing of either porcelain or composite resin that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth to improve its appearance. It can be used to eliminate the problem of stained or dark teeth, close spaces between teeth or reshape a tooth that is shortened by wear.
Caring for your dental implants is very similar to caring for your own teeth. Brushing twice a day with a soft toothbrush and flossing daily, together with regular professional hygiene visits that match the maintenance of your natural teeth, are the key to implant longevity.
Just as your natural teeth, if not cared for adequately, can develop periodontitis (gum and bone recession), neglected dental implants can develop peri-implantitis which can cause soft tissue and bone loss. In some cases this can lead to the loss of your implants.
There are 3 easy steps to maintain your dental implants:
Your dental implants will last a long time if you take care of them.