The loss of even a single tooth can cause many negative effects: – quality of life can be affected when it comes to biting, eating and speaking. Remaining teeth can start to drift and move and bone loss surrounding the missing tooth will occur. The loss of a tooth can impact your self-esteem and confidence to smile as your appearance or ability to talk is negatively affected.
Regardless of the nature of the problems related to tooth loss, dental implants can offer a simple remedy with proven results.
A dental implant replaces both the missing natural tooth and its root. An implant is a small titanium fixture that acts as the replacement for the root portion of the missing natural tooth. The implant is placed in jaw and will integrate with the bone and, over time, becomes a solid anchor for the replacement tooth. A crown is then attached to the implant to give the appearance and function of a real tooth. The end result will be a fully functional, natural-looking and feeling permanent tooth. A dental implant is an excellent way of replacing a single tooth or teeth, without the disadvantages of a fixed bridge or removable dentures. An implant is today's best alternative to natural teeth as it is a permanent and non-removable solution and looks and functions like a natural tooth.