Are you searching for a permanent and safe solution for tooth loss?

2009 June 5
by Asha Sood

As we grow old, we may lose our teeth due to injury, disease or simply because of daily wear and tear. In the past, whenever a tooth was lost, a common and standard dental option for replacing it was a dental bridge.

Dental bridges are usually supported by adjacent, healthy tooth structure which serves as an abutment. Generally, conventional dental bridges required a part of the healthy teeth that is adjacent to the missing tooth to be polished or shaved. The main purpose of the dental bridge is to restore the function of chewing and produce an acceptable aesthetic outcome.

Apart from the grinding down of healthy and functional teeth, this procedure can also lead to a growing gap between the gums and the replacement tooth. However, cosmetic dentistry now provides you with a more advanced and effective way of replacing a missing tooth without a bridge. Dental implants eliminate the need to grind down functional, healthy teeth and are designed to perfectly replace a missing tooth.

Dental implants can be fixed with minimal changes to the overall structure of the jawbone or the face. It is rare that they need to be replaced, as they are not affected by tooth decay or any other dental disease provided they are looked after properly.

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