Dental Implants – A great way to replace missing teeth16th February 2021
Losing a tooth can have a devastating impact on your confidence if it makes you feel self-conscious about your smile in public. Whether it was lost through injury or advanced tooth decay, a single tooth can be successfully replaced by a dental implant with clinically proven treatment.
In the past, bridges and dentures were the only real options to replace missing teeth. However, dental implants offer replacement of teeth without having to weaken the adjacent teeth for a bridge or use them for support in the case of dentures.
A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically placed into the gap created by a missing tooth. Once in position, the implant begins to integrate with the surrounding bone and tissues, firmly anchoring itself in position. When the implant is healed and secure, the second stage of the treatment can begin. The second stage entails the fixing of a crown or bridge firmly onto the implant. This restored tooth will look natural and blend in with the rest of your teeth, as it is designed to match their colour, size and shape exactly.
The restoration will not only restore your appearance, but it will also function like a normal tooth, allowing you to eat, bite and chew with comfort. The added benefit of replacing a single tooth with an implant is that the jawbone will remain intact over time. This will prevent loss of bone density, which can create problems in the future.
Implants can also be used to stabilise dentures or act as anchors for bridges.
Contact us today if you have any questions about replacing missing teeth, or to book in for an implant consultation.