Technology in the dental industry has advanced immensely in recent years, one of the most noteworthy is the development of dental implants. Prior to their creation, tooth replacement options were limited between either bridges or dentures. With the look and feel of natural teeth, dental implants offer patients with tooth loss a much more alluring and comfortable option to replace one or more missing teeth.
Lost teeth – even when they do not create visible gaps in the front of your smile – should be replaced. When missing teeth are not replaced, the spaces can lead to problems with eating, drinking and speaking. Tooth loss can also cause the deterioration and loss of bone in the jaw, changing an individual’s facial features and overall appearance.