Losing a tooth can be devastating. It completely changes the complexity of your smile and makes you reluctant to engage in conversation with others. A missing tooth can also make it difficult to eat, as food debris can become lodged in the space. Worse still, any debris that does get stuck can lead to further problems as the food decays and spreads bacteria through the mouth.
Dental implants offer suitable patients a restoration option for missing teeth. The implant is made from metal and is implanted into the bone. Once the implant is in place, it fuses with the bone and acts as a replacement for the root. Your dentist can then attach a replacement tooth over the implant and restore the function of the tooth.
The bone needs the tooth root to regenerate. When you lose a tooth, the supporting bone no longer has the root to rely on for this process to continue. A dental implant ensures the continuation of this symbiotic relationship.