Like all aspects of our lives, the process of tooth loss changes as we mature. After the age of 12, our teeth don’t just “fall out” anymore. In most cases, adult tooth loss occurs when a damaged or hopeless tooth is extracted by an oral surgeon. An abscessed tooth, fractured tooth, or unsuccessful root canal treated tooth may need to be removed, and there is generally a small window of time that is optimal in which patients should explore tooth replacement solutions.
For many years, the dental implant was (and still remains) the solution of choice in the loss of a natural tooth. However, as technology continues to advance, the method for placing an implant has become more sophisticated and less invasive than ever before. In fact, experts have found that an exact replica of a natural tooth can be designed and fabricated with extraordinary accuracy even before the tooth is extracted.
As an alternative to the conventional implant method which often requires an extraction, a healing period, and the implant post placement followed by another healing period, this same day replacement tooth has shown very promising results.
Days before removing the natural tooth, your oral surgeon can capture 3-D digital images and impressions of the tooth and the surrounding anatomy, records that will serve as a template or pattern for the new tooth. These records will then be forwarded to a cutting-edge laboratory in Berlin where a brand new tooth can be designed in just five days.
This ground-breaking procedure, known as the Replicate Nonsurgical Tooth Replacement System by Natural Dental Implants, has made the implant procedure more efficient and even less invasive than the already conservative conventional technique.
Implant dentistry is an evolving specialty, but the goal of modern tooth replacement has not changed at all; the ideal solution is one that can most closely mimic all of the qualities of the natural teeth without compromising our health, comfort, or appearance.
To find out what’s next in nonsurgical tooth replacement, contact Chicago’s premiere dental surgery clinic, ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio. Call 312-328-9000 and schedule your informative consultation today.