Losing a tooth is a nightmare for many. Not only does it affect your speech and eating habits, but it also can cause a drastic change in your appearance. Having missing teeth means a less appealing smile. When the patient is faced with permanent tooth loss, there are three options available: dentures, bridges and implants.
Dental implants are tooth restorations surgically placed into the bone where there was a missing tooth. The implant is a titanium alloy screw that fills in for a tooth root, and then a dental crown is fitted onto the top of the screw to complete the procedure.