Dental implants are a great method for single tooth and multiple teeth replacement. In the past, patients generally had to rely on non-implant dental bridges and dentures for replacing missing tooth. The problem with these methods is that a patient can suffer bone deterioration due to the missing teeth roots. Modern advances in dentistry have allowed patients to enjoy the look, feel and function of real teeth, using implant technology. All while saving the bone structure around adjacent teeth.
WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS USED FOR?
Replacing a Missing Tooth
A single tooth can be replaced by an individual implant topped by a carefully crafted artificial crown. Your replacement tooth will look and feel natural and will have the same biting and chewing power as a natural tooth.
Replacing Multiple Teeth
For replacing several teeth in a row we can either use individual implants topped by single replacement crowns, or an implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge is a series of connected crowns that is supported by two or more implants.