When a permanent tooth is lost it causes many changes in the mouth. Chewing function is decreased, bone loss occurs and empty spaces create an esthetic concern. It can also affect the alignment of the remaining teeth. For these reasons, we recommend tooth replacement.
Of all the available options for tooth replacement including bridges, partial dentures or full dentures, implants are the only option that adds strength and stability to the jawbone by replacing the root of the tooth as well. Dental implants most closely resemble natural teeth in that they have both a root portion and a crown portion.
If you would like to learn more about dental implants please call our office and schedule an implant consultation with our doctor.