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Implants

Implants are a great option to replace a missing tooth. Implants are a good option for individuals that are healthy and where there is enough bone to support an implant. A titanium post is placed in the bone to act like a tooth root, this post fuses (osseointegration) with the bone. A crown is then placed over the post. It looks exactly like a real tooth and nobody will know the difference. This tooth will also function like your own teeth and you won’t know the difference. Implants are without a doubt the best option in tooth replacement. They don’t involve cutting into and crowning the two adjacent teeth like a bridge. The implant will prevent bone loss where a missing tooth would otherwise cause.

Another use for implants is to anchor a denture into place. Many times, particularly with lower dentures there is bone lacking, preventing a suction fit. Dentures may move around causing difficulty with eating and speaking. Implants for a denture allow the denture to securely click onto the implant posts in the bone and provide stability.