When a tooth is removed, it is important to consider the potential consequences of not replacing the missing tooth including loss of bone, shifting of teeth, and periodontal disease, which can affect your ability to eat and speak. The best option to replace a missing tooth is a dental implant. They are man-made titanium roots that are bio-compatible and rarely fail.
Rather than resting on the gum like a denture, or using the teeth next to the space as anchors for a cemented bridge, implants are long-term replacements that can last a lifetime. They are important for holding in the teeth next to the area with the missing tooth, and improving your overall oral health. Implants also stabilize your jaw bone and help maintain your face’s natural shape.