Most people feel extremely self-conscious about their smile if they have missing teeth. This alone is reason enough for most people to consider a tooth replacement option.
What many people are not aware of however is the impact that missing teeth may have on your dental health.
When you lose a tooth the remaining teeth are not locked into place and this gap allows for the adjascent teeth to drift into this area. This causes instability within the bite. The opposing tooth’s future is also now in jeopardy. It may, over a period of time, over-errupt into the new space to such an extent that this tooth may be lost.
The base of the dental implant (the post) serves as a substitute for the missing tooth root structure. On this root structure a single porcelain crown is constructed. In cases where there are several teeth missing it is possible to place several implants which would then retain a fixed porcelain bridge.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that can protect your dental health by simulating your natural tooth and tooth root structure thus retaining the blood supply to this area.