The absence of a dental piece can generate a great disorder in the patient’s self-esteem, in addition to affecting oral functionality.
On the functional side, we can highlight phonation problems when pronouncing sounds, chewing complications and gum wear. In addition, bone loss in the jaw may occur if the tooth is not replaced in time, as well as dental malocclusions.
On the esthetic side, they can generate complexes in some patients, especially when the missing teeth are located in the smile area. Bone loss can even lead to deformities in the person’s facial features, such as a sunken lip.
The most appropriate and efficient treatment option is the placement of a dental implant. This is because it does not need to rest on the adjacent teeth, as it acts as if it were the root of the tooth.
Although this procedure may seem complicated and painful, this is not the case. In order to place the dental implant, a clinical evaluation and an X-ray are required. Once the area and space have been identified, local anesthesia is administered in order to perform the surgical procedure. We proceed with an incision in the gum, placement of the implant in the bone and placement of a temporary fixed tooth in 1 hour.
This particular case is about a 45 year old patient who comes to our center due to the loss of an anterior dental piece. The treatment plan includes the placement of a dental implant, the subsequent fabrication and fitting of a ceramic crown on the implant, as well as the bonding of ceramic veneers on the adjacent teeth to harmonize the esthetic result of your smile.