Nothing can take the place of a healthy set of teeth, but when disease or an accident ends in tooth loss, it’s good to know that there are options for restoring your smile. If you are self – conscious because you have missing teeth or you wear dentures, there is an alternative – dental implants.
Dental Implants have been used for more than a quarter century. And more patients are choosing dental implants as a replacement option, according to the American Dental Association. One survey shows that more than 1 .5 million dental implants were placed in a recent year. and that number is expected to grow.
The single tooth implant replaces the missing tooth’s roots. A single tooth implant is a freestanding unit and does not involve treatment to the adjacent teeth. If the surrounding teeth are healthy, they can remain untouched, and their strength and integrity may be maintained. The implant can stabilize your bite and help prevent problems with t he jaw.