Teeth are lost due to injuries or sickness. Trauma may result from an accident or from a dog’s extreme biting ability. Tooth loss is most often caused by tooth decay or periodontal disease [gum disease], although other conditions such as cancer and various jaw neoplasms may also cause tooth loss. More than half of the population, according to studies, has one or more missing teeth. Trauma often results in the loss of a single front tooth. It’s easy to see how this can have a negative effect on a person’s health. In most cases, an experienced dental implantologist may remove the remaining root, place a dental implant, and attach a new tooth to the implant in only one or two hours. The most common causes of single tooth loss in the back are tooth decay or periodontal disease. Although it is also treated in the same way as front teeth, it takes much longer for a number of reasons.Do you want to learn more? Visit Alta Canyon Dental
The most popular treatment for a single missing back tooth is as follows:
The tooth that has been infected is extracted, and the root sockets are grafted. A dental implant is used to replace the root of the single missing tooth after four months. An abutment is added to the dental implant after 4 to 6 months, and records are taken to fabricate a crown to replace the single missing tooth. The abutment is securely attached to the implant after three weeks, and the crown is cemented to the abutment. COMPLETE CARE
The need to replace a single missing tooth in the back is less obvious than the need to replace a single missing tooth in the front, but it is still significant. Teeth can move around quite a bit. We’ve all seen an Orthodontist apply pressure to a tooth with a small rubber band and then move it around. Each tooth in the mouth has a distinct purpose. When a single tooth is lost, the body’s natural reaction is for nearby teeth to drift into the void. A single missing tooth may cause all other teeth in the mouth to change in alignment over time. Malocclusion can cause TMJ [temporomandibular joint] dysfunction, headaches, neck and shoulder muscle spasms, food impaction between teeth, tooth decay, periodontal disease, and other problems. People often don’t necessarily associate tooth loss with the complications it causes, because these issues don’t always surface and can occur years after a single tooth is lost. Given the possible consequences, it’s a shame that a single missing tooth is always missed, but the introduction of dental implants for single-tooth replacement is encouraging many more people to seek treatment earlier rather than later.