Why one shouldn't ignore missing teeth?
What is the procedure of Single Tooth Replacement Procedure?
What is the "look & feel" and life of Keyhole Dental Implants?
Losing multiple teeth from decay, gum disease or neglect will have a domino effect resulting in bone loss around your remaining teeth causing them to become loose, rotated and mobile. Don't be complacent just because your missing teeth are in the back of your mouth! To avoid the risk of cascading harm to neighbouring teeth, your lost teeth should be replaced as soon as possible with implants.
The procedure is relatively simple. A small hole is precisely drilled into the bone at the location of the missing tooth. A small titanium implant is placed into the prepared site. The implant is allowed to heal for 4-5 months. During this time, you can wear a temporary tooth replacement. You won't even know the implant is there. After healing is complete, the implant is uncovered and the final crown is placed.
Dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth, and can last a lifetime.
Years ago if you lost a single tooth, a fixed bridge was your only option. The teeth on each side of the missing tooth were ground down and prepared for crowns, the missing tooth was connected to the crowns and the fixed bridge was cemented to place. Now, thanks to advances in modern dentistry, a dental implant may be the best, strongest and simplest way for you to replace that missing tooth. The teeth on each side of the space no longer need to be destructed and prepared for crowns. The implant looks, feels and functions like the natural tooth it replaces. The result is esthetically pleasing, remarkably strong and durable, and surprisingly economical. Ask us for more details about single tooth replacements with dental implants!