In the past, dentists will attempt to maintain or replace teeth through treatments such as bridges, root canals, and removable dentures. Dental implants is a solution to these concerns associated with natural teeth that have been addressed, including dental caries.
Single dental implant
A single dental implant can be used in people who have lost one or more teeth. The dental implant is surgically inserted into the hole made in the jawbone by your dentist.
It shows a new root for the dental crown that replaces your missing tooth after the implant fuses. A cap that looks like a natural tooth is attached to the implant and fills the space left in the mouth by the missing tooth.
For this procedure to be successful, there must be sufficient bone in the jaw and it must be strong enough to hold and support the dental implant. Also, the natural teeth and supporting tissue near where the implant will be placed must be in good health.
There are many reasons to replace a missing tooth. Gaps between the teeth are a cosmetic treatment if they are visible when smiling or talking.
Depending on their location, some missing teeth can affect your speech. Missing molars may not be visible when speaking or smiling, but their absence can interfere with the chewing process.
If the missing tooth is not replaced, the surrounding teeth can be displaced. Harmful plaque and tartar can build up in new, hard-to-reach areas caused by loose teeth. This can lead to dental caries and periodontal disease over time.