All patients with one or several missing teeth who don’t have restrictions for general or bone surgery are perfect candidates for dental implants. It is important that you replace missing teeth. In time, they develop complications in the adjacent teeth, such as bone loss, damage to the mandibular joints.
A dental implant provides several advantages over other tooth replacement options. In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, a dental implant replaces tooth without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth. The other common treatment for the loss of a single tooth, a tooth-supported fixed bridge, requires that adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge.
In the long term, a single implant can be more aesthetic and easier to keep clean than a bridge. Gums can recede around a bridge, leaving a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed. Resorbed bone beneath the bridge can lead to an unattractive smile. And, the cement holding the bridge in place can wash out, allowing bacteria to decay the teeth that anchor the bridge.
Implants can help restore both your smile and your quality of life. As they are fixed to your jawbone, you don’t need to worry about them coming loose or falling out. They look and feel just like natural teeth, they are very durable and make speaking, and eating easier.
Implant has the important advantage of stimulating the bone under the tooth, thus avoiding bone loss and the resulting change in facial appearance.
Implant therapy can be conducted for both front and back teeth.
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