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The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.
If you have lost several teeth there are two solutions: separate crowns on dental implants or a bridge attached to several dental implants.
Some times it is possible to place an implant at the same time as the dental extraction. it may even be possible or of advantage to do this with or without an immediate restoration. we will discuss this option with you where appropriate.
Because implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dentures and bridges mounted to implants won't slip or shift in your mouth — an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges — as well as individual crowns placed over implants — feel more natural than conventional bridges or dentures.
For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor ridges or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.
To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Meticulous oral hygiene and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.