Missing teeth are common. We always recommend replacing missing teeth, as it ensures the ability to maintain: the health of the remaining teeth, a healthy diet, and to speak and smile comfortably. The best option is always an implant. There are 2 components: the implant itself, which is a root replacement, and the tooth that goes on top. Implants can be used to replace one tooth, many teeth as a bridge, or even to support full or partial dentures.
There are many benefits to restoring a tooth with an implant, compared to more conventional ways.
- They look, feel, and act like natural teeth
- Are the strongest and longest-lasting tooth replacement
- Do not require alteration to adjacent teeth
- Prevent your jaw bone from atrophy
- Maintain the form and function of the rest of your teeth
If the situation does not allow for an implant, a bridge can be constructed. Like a road bridge, a dental bridge connects over an area. If implants are not a viable solution, partial or full dentures can be made to great predictability and success.