If you lost one tooth only, then a single tooth implant will give you a fully functional, natural-looking replacement. Many patients say gaps in their teeth can affect how they eat and speak, that leads to an unwillingness to smile naturally, and feel confident in themselves. Without affecting any of your healthy teeth, an implant gives you the perfect replacement.
A titanium post is placed in to the jaw bone to replace the roots of the missing tooth. Once the implant has integrated into the bone, which can take a few months, a custom-made crown is screwed directly onto it. During the integration period, a temporary tooth can be fitted, so the post is never visible.
There are significant benefits that implants offer over alternative methods of filling single-tooth gaps. To preserve the jawbone, preventing shrinkage and potential movement of other teeth the root of the tooth is replaced with the titanium post. An implant also circumvents any need to damage the teeth on either side of the gap, preserving healthy teeth.
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