Today, dental implants are the standard of care for replacing one or more missing teeth.
An implant is a threaded titanium post that is surgically implanted to replace the root structure of the missing tooth. With proper maintenance (routine cleanings and exams) they can be very long lasting. They are used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or support a denture.
What is the best way to fix a missing tooth?
Implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Whether it’s a single tooth or more, implants can be used to create the most secure and natural-feeling replacement.
For a single tooth, the process involves a minor surgery to place the implant followed by a period where the bone is allowed to heal around the implant. After testing to ensure the implant is secure, a crown is placed on the implant that matches the colour of the teeth around it. You can clean and floss around the implant just like your other teeth. It’s checked at your future cleaning appointments to ensure it’s healthy along with the rest of your mouth.