Missing teeth? Implants can fill the gap, restoring your smile.
An implant is surgically inserted into your jawbone, replacing the root of the tooth. This provides a base to put a crown on – giving you the look and function of a natural tooth. Implants can be used to hold dentures in place or fill a gap from a missing tooth. If well taken care of, implants can last a lifetime as they do not decay like your own teeth that support bridges can.
Tooth loss leads to bone loss, which may require a more complicated treatment in the future. If you are thinking of replacing a missing tooth, it is best to discuss your options sooner.
Implants are imitation teeth surgically placed in your jawbone where they serve as the roots of missing teeth. The implants integrate with your jawbone, keeping the restorations from slipping, making noise, or causing bone damage the way fixed bridgework or dentures might. And the materials can't decay like your own teeth that support bridges can. Once restored, the implant supported crowns behave just like natural teeth, and restore function and aesthetics to the previously "toothless" areas.
Implants may be right for you if you:
In addition to looking and functioning like a natural tooth, Single Tooth Implants also replace a tooth without sacrificing the health of neighbouring teeth. Other treatments for the loss of a single tooth - bridges - require that adjacent teeth be ground down. Implants integrate with your jawbone, keeping the bone healthy and intact. Gums also form themselves around the implanted tooth, keeping bacteria from decaying the tooth.