Replacing missing teeth
Why is it important to replace missing teeth?
When a tooth is absent, the surrounding teeth will shift and collapse irregularly to fill the space. As a result, your teeth may become crooked, leading to bite, joint and muscle problems.
This also causes food and bacteria trap, eventually leading to further tooth decay or gum disease.
Options to replace missing teeth:
A dental implant is a small titanium fixture that is placed into the jaw. The tooth replacement feels, looks and functions virtually the same as a normal tooth.
Dental bridges replace missing teeth using crowns fixed on adjacent teeth. The adjacent teeth are shaved down and the bridge is cemented onto them.