Single Dental Implant
There are many reasons you might need a single tooth replaced. Whether you lost a tooth due to decay or an accident, or would like to replace a tooth that is partially missing, it is a good idea to do so immediately.
If not taken care of, one missing tooth becomes a whole big headache. Not only might you find eating uncomfortable and smiling embarrassing, but your health is put at risk. Ever hear the saying “Use it or lose it?” Well, it doesn’t just apply to your stand up routine or six pack abs. When the bone of your jaw has a tooth above it, it stay stimulated and alive. When the tooth is gone, the bone has nothing to support and starts to break down. This means that your other teeth are put at risk. The entire shape of your face might change, resulting in a look of agedness and possible migraines.
One popular option for replacing a missing tooth is to use a dental bridge. While bridges can be a good choice in certain cases, they do have their downsides. Bridges rely on the structural integrity of adjacent healthy teeth. Unfortunately, to secure the bridge, the healthy teeth often need to be altered. Over time, they may decay due to the extra strain placed on them. Finally, a bridge doesn’t address the “use it or lose it” principle of bone mass discussed above.
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