When a tooth is lost either to accident, injury, damage or decay there are options available now that the previous generation didn’t have access to. In previous years, when a tooth was lost, the most popular options were either dentures or a bridge. Now, a much more convenient, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing option is available, a dental implant. Finding an office that does Dental Implants in Lubbock is easy to do. Most dental practices can refer you to a dental implant practice, if they don’t do the procedure themselves.
A dental implant is a way that a tooth can permanently be restored in your mouth. With time, the implant fuses to the patient’s jawbone creating a very solid, secure tooth. After the implant is in place, a crown is placed over it to make the “tooth.” Sometimes this new implanted tooth is even stronger than the original tooth that was in the mouth. After this is completed, there is usually no more work needed on the tooth and it gives no more problems to the patient.
Occasionally though, an implant can cause a patient problems or discomfort. Though it is rare, there are cases of infection shortly after an implant procedure. This, of course, requires the immediate attention of the dentist that performed the Dental Implants Lubbock procedure. Antibiotics will usually be administered and if it’s caught quickly, it’s usually cleared up rather quickly too. There are times when the bite can be off when the crown in placed in the mouth. This is usually able to be adjusted, as it’s usually noticed right away. If it’s not noticed an allowed to continue, there can be additional problems that occur from a irregular bite.
As with all medical procedures, especially invasive procedures, it’s imperative that you go to a well qualified, skilled dental office, experienced in the procedure that you are having done. There is a very minor chance of any complications, but in the rare occurrence of one, it’s important to see the dentist as quickly as possible to avoid further problems from occurring due to the problem. More than likely, your procedure will go smoothly and you’ll have a new tooth that will serve you well for many years with no problems at all.