People who have lost a single tooth decide to replace it with a Dental Implant dentist for aesthetic or appearance reasons.
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants may be an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason.
Dental implant surgery
When a damaged or decayed tooth is removed, both the visible part of the tooth, called the crown, and the root are lost.
If nothing is done to replace the missing tooth, there is a risk of movement of the antagonist arch teeth and of the neighboring teeth moving into the edentulous space (space where the tooth is missing), causing problems in the neighboring teeth that increase the chances that these will also be lost. The bone where the lost tooth was lodged begins to atrophy immediately after tooth loss.
Dental implants may usually be right for you if:
You have one or more missing teeth
You have a jaw that reached its full growth
You want to improve speech
You're willing to commit to the process for several months
You have proper bones to secure the implants or you may receive a bone graft
You can't or don't want to wear dentures
You don't have diseases that will affect oral surgery or bone healing