From traumas and sports injuries to severe decay and fractures, sometimes we have to say goodbye to one or more of our teeth.
Losing a tooth can be a challenging situation for anyone, both from an emotional and from a functional point of view. Often a missing tooth can lead to adjacent teeth tilting towards the gap and opposing teeth to migrate into the space. This can adversely affect the adjacent and opposing teeth, often leading to food trap areas, tooth decay and unfavorable bite.
Thanks to advancements in dentistry, most of the missing teeth can be replaced in a very aesthetic and functional way.
Most missing teeth can be replaced with a dental implant. They are considered the gold standard in replacing teeth and, thanks to the digital technology in dentistry, can be done very accurately with minimal surgical intervention.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Conservative treatment – unlike with a fixed bridge, no drilling of adjacent teeth is required
- Excellent aesthetic results
- Reliable, strong, fixed option to replace a missing tooth with one that acts just like the normal tooth
- Preservation of bone – much less bone loss due to presence of the implant.
Accurate planning and study of each unique situation is critical for dental implants to be successful.
If you are missing a tooth and want to know more about dental implants, book an implant consultation with Dr Omid Salar to learn everything you need to know.