In the past, the only solution for a single missing tooth was to have a dental bridge; however, this technology was not without complications. A dental bridge will often damage your healthy teeth while simultaneously allowing for bone deterioration. These complications have led the dental bridge to become a less desirable option. Dental implants have become the preferred solution for a single missing tooth.
Many people choose implants to replace a single-tooth or several teeth or to support a full set of dentures. Implants are posts surgically placed into your upper or lower jawbone. They replace the root of one or more of your missing teeth. For multiple, consecutive missing teeth, we can use an implant-supported bridge. An implant-supported bridge is similar to a normal dental bridge except that it is held in place by dental implants rather than your natural teeth. This has several benefits. For one, there is no harm done to your healthy teeth. In addition, stimulation is provided to your jawbone, so there is no risk of deterioration.