A dental implant can be thought of as an artificial replacement tooth for missing tooth/teeth. With advancements in technology, dental implants have now become a viable option to replace a missing single tooth, a few or even all of your teeth.
Being biocompatible, the dental implant is inserted into a missing tooth site where it is fixated as bone grows around it in a process called ‘osseointegration’. Once this is confirmed, we can then proceed onto constructing an artificial tooth or crown to place over the implant.
Replacing a missing tooth can be advantageous as it can:
- Improve your ability to chew
- Stabilize your bite or occlusion
- Prevent adjacent or opposing teeth to drift or super-erupt
- Create a more aesthetic smile
- Replace the need for a removable denture