Today with dental implants, you have a permanent solution to restore appearance, function, speech and eliminate all the discomforts associated with wearing dentures.
Dental implants are small titanium screws placed in bone to replace the root of a missing tooth.
The titanium dental implant becomes integrated with the bone in a process known as osseointegration.
The abutment, and a crown or bridge, restore the missing part of the tooth/teeth above the gum.
You would realise that a dental implant supported restoration looks, feels and functions virtually like a real tooth, improving your quality of life and allowing you to enjoy food better.
You might think that leaving the missing tooth space empty may not sound too serious, but the consequences of not filling in the space in the long run can cause:
- Adjacent teeth changing position
- Shrinking of the jawbone, making the face appear prematurely older
- A less appealing smile
- A tooth is beyond repair and requires an extraction
- Missing teeth
- The number of teeth is insufficient for a tooth-supported bridge
- Upper and lower jaws are edentulous
- Dentures are loose or uncomfortable