They do not impact your natural teeth unlike a bridge, which anchors to the neighbouring teeth at either side of the gap. In addition, a dental implant is the best way to prevent or reverse the effects of bone loss after losing a tooth.
When we lose a tooth, over time, the surrounding bone in the jaw begins to break down and recede. This can impact the health of the neighbouring teeth and affect your suitability for a dental implant in the future. Promptly fitting a dental implant prevents the loss of bone from occurring.
A single tooth dental implant is a small titanium screw placed into the jaw. We then attach a custom made dental crown that matches the colour and shape of your natural teeth to the top of the implant, providing a missing tooth replacement that looks, feels, and functions just like a real tooth.
The process of fitting a dental implant involves several steps.
In some instances, the dental implant process may involve additional steps.
Once the process is complete, you will have a fully functioning and natural-looking replacement tooth that provides all the same benefits as a natural tooth. Caring for your implant is easy — simply continue to care for your gums and remaining teeth with an effective oral hygiene routine and visit your dentist and hygienist for regular dental exams and professionals cleanings.
With the proper care, dental implants can last more than 10 years, depending on the material you choose for your replacement tooth. The most popular option is porcelain, which is highly stain-resistant and incredibly long-lasting.
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