How TeethXpress Changed My Life: Marcia’s Dental Implant Story
Smiling always came easily to Marcia. Then several years ago, she accidentally got hit in the face with a cricket bat and “out flew my left front tooth,” she recalled. In fact, studies show that more than 5 million teeth are lost due to sports injury each year. And “ball and stick” sports like cricket, lacrosse and baseball are among the sports that athletes like Marcia commonly lose front teeth while playing.
When a tooth is lost in a sports injury, it can be replaced through multiple options. Marcia tried wearing a partial denture for a few years but didn’t like the way it felt. She also considered getting a bridge but wanted “something more permanent.” So, she opted for a dental implant, and she couldn’t be happier with the results.
A dental implant guided surgery procedure gave Marcia a beautiful result
Replacing a missing tooth in the front of the mouth with a dental implant offers several benefits. Marcia said of her tooth replacement, “I can eat, speak and smile without any worry.”
The front of the mouth is also an area that requires experience and precision to achieve a great result. Marcia’s Certified TeethXpress Provider used the “guided surgery” process to make her new tooth look indistinguishable from her natural teeth.
To perform guided surgery, a dental CT scan (3D X-ray) of Marcia’s jaw was taken first at her dentist office. This permitted Marcia’s dentist to precisely plan where the dental implant needed to be placed for the best outcome. A surgical guide was then ordered and used during her dental implant procedure, similar to this guided surgery animation video.
This procedure is painless, and when performed with this type of guide, the process may be performed in about an hour. This includes receiving a temporary crown on the same day as the dental implant surgery. And you may be surprised at the number of options available to make dental implants affordable. Discover multiple ways to establish a dental implant payment plan here.
“When I saw my new smile for the first time, I was speechless, and it felt like the last four years without my tooth didn’t even happen,” Marcia said.
In Marcia’s case, she left her dentist office with a beautiful new smile. “Sinking these babies into some barbeque is no problem for me!” Marcia said her new tooth has also had a positive effect on her emotionally. “I smile nonstop,” she said. “I now have a boost in my confidence and self-esteem — I look and feel great about myself.”