Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience—whether it is knocked out or it falls out. What should you do if you lose your tooth? You will have the best chances of saving your tooth if you can see your Cherry Creek dental implant dentist within an hour or two of losing it. As soon as the tooth falls out, be sure to clean it with saliva, milk, or a saline solution, taking care not to scrub the tooth. Once the tooth is clean, try putting it back in its socket facing the right direction. If you can keep the tooth in place until you reach your Cherry Creek dental implants dentist’s office, the chances of saving your natural tooth increase.
In many cases a missing tooth can’t be saved, but it can be replaced with a dental implant. A tooth implant is the most natural tooth replacement solution available. You can look and feel like you have your original tooth back again! If you qualify for a dental implant procedure, your Cherry Creek dentist will replace your tooth root with a titanium rod that naturally bonds to your jawbone. An abutment (or small metal piece) connects the tooth implant to a beautiful new tooth that is usually made of porcelain materials.
A dental tooth implant is the most long-lasting tooth replacement because it preserves the bone and gums and prevents further tooth loss. If you have recently lost a tooth, call New Image Dental Implant Center in Cherry Creek to talk with your dentist about the possibility of a tooth implant.