Implants are indicated whenever at least one tooth is missing. If the missing space(s) is not filled, the teeth surrounding the space often drift, the opposing teeth in the other arch will erupt further into the oral cavity (overeruption) which can change your bite, lead to bone loss and occasionally even cause speech problems. The popularity of implants has increased steadily over the years.
Implants are designed to replace the root of a missing tooth and can be used to support crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Implant assisted and implant supported dentures have gained a major popularity in the recent years. New materials and techniques have made the retention of the implant assisted or implant supported dentures superior to that of the traditional dentures.
The root-form implant is the most common type and basically consists of three main components:
Dental Implants Complete Your Smile
If you're missing one or more teeth and would like to fill the gap with the most natural-looking, comfortable solution possible, you'll be interested in hearing about dental implants.
If you have a hard time with your existing tooth/teeth replacement and are looking for other options, implants might be the solution for you.
All treatments at Fairmount Dental provided by a general dentist.