See What We Can Do for You With Dental Implants
When a person loses a tooth for any number of reasons because of large cavities, it’s disappointing. And if a tooth is not replaced, other teeth start to shift and move. We can often replace a single tooth with a single-tooth solution. In the past, a bridge was often considered something that was removable. You could put it in your mouth and take it out of your mouth and replace that missing tooth.
The problem with that solution for a removable bridge is that where the little clasps or holders if you will that keep that in place are holding onto other teeth, it can cause food retention there, cavities present, and you have a deterioration, one tooth being a loss and now you’re causing problems with adjacent teeth as well. There’s also a fixed bridge, a bridge that is cemented in place but that requires grinding down the tooth in the front of the hole and grinding down the tooth behind it, and suspending an artificial tooth in between. But that affects two other teeth where we have a single tooth problem initially.
Implants helps to solve that. There’s a one-tooth solution for a one-tooth problem. An implant is really just an artificial tooth root. It’s placed into the bone and it is often much easier to place an implant in the bone than it would have been to take out the original tooth that was giving our patient a problem. So implants are an awesome solution, the one-tooth solution for a one-tooth problem.