There are several options available for replacing a missing tooth. Research shows that dental implants are the only sure way to prevent jawbone deterioration and additional tooth loss.
Dental implants are the ideal tooth-replacement option, because they replace the missing tooth’s root as well as the crown. Dental implants do not require support from adjacent teeth, and they keep the jawbone strong because it has a purpose – to support the tooth’s root.
With dental implants, patients do not experience increased tooth decay or sensitivity as with bridges. Dental implants have a high success rate, and can also secure dentures, partials, or bridgework. With regular oral hygiene, dental implants can last for a lifetime.