Thanks to significant dental advancements over the past few years, replacing missing teeth in your mouth has never been easier. Far from being limited to one option, you can work with your dentist to select the oral solution that is perfectly customized to your needs. For many patients, a single implant is the best solution to replace a lost tooth, restore an attractive smile, and protect the form and function of the mouth. Here’s everything you should know about using a single-tooth implant for yourself.
How Do Implants Work?
Dental implants are actually titanium posts that are carefully inserted into the bone where your tooth used to be. Titanium is a durable, versatile and safe material that fuses with the jaw bone over the course of a few months. This forms the “root” of the tooth, and after the gum has fully healed from the implants, impressions can be made to design a crown that is fixed into the implant and identical to a natural tooth. [Read more…]