There are many reasons why a person may lose a tooth, whether it’s through trauma, decay, disease or simply old age. However, losing a tooth can have both aesthetic and functionality implications, as well as causing self-confidence issues. Some of the most common treatments for missing teeth is a denture or fixed bridge, but now dental implants are becoming more and more popular.
Dental implants offer a long-term solution for missing teeth, and can help to slow down bone loss and preserve tooth tissue nearby that is still healthy. This artificial tooth substitute is a replacement for the root portion of a natural tooth, and is generally anchored into the jaw bone. The implant is then used to support a crown or bridge, or to secure a denture in order to make these look even more natural. Dental implants are placed in order to help the bone tissue fuse together with the jaw bone, in order to create stability for the replacement.