When you’re missing one or more teeth, it can really affect your life. Missing teeth often make people self-conscious of their smiles, but there’s no reason to hide your mouth behind your hand when the solution is so easily accessible. Along with improving your smile, a dental implant can help keep your teeth and jaw healthy and strong in ways you might not expect.
A dental implant is a titanium screw placed directly into your jaw bone to replace the missing root. The dental implant itself is not a visible part of the restoration, but it creates strong support for a dental crown that will fill in the gap in your smile. The shape and colour of the crown will be matched perfectly to your natural teeth so that it will be difficult for anyone to distinguish the restoration from the natural tooth. Your implant will function the same as your natural tooth, preserving the jaw bone and replacing a gap in your smile.
Over time, a missing tooth will cause the other teeth in your mouth to shift to fill the gap. This can lead to:
With dental implants, you won’t have to worry about dental problems that come from shifting teeth. Dental implants will make it possible to keep your teeth and jaw strong, and you’ll be able to feel good about your smile again.
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