Tooth loss happens when a tooth cannot be saved. Our teeth sit on an imaginary plane that is called an occlusal plane. A table requires four legs to be stable. Instead of four legs, the occlusal plane requires twenty-eight teeth to be stable! Losing a tooth disrupts the balance and stability of the occlusal plane. It causes teeth to uncontrollably shift, which leads to other dental issues.
Fortunately, there are a variety of options to replace a missing or failed tooth! One of these options is to restore your smile with an implant-supported tooth. Once a tooth is lost or a failed tooth is removed, an implant can be placed into the jaw bone, which will then anchor a new tooth into the space.
Implants can also be used to restore a mouth that has completely lost all of its teeth! A thorough consultation is required to make sure that each patient is an ideal candidate for implantology. Call Discover Dental today for a consultation to learn more about replacing bad or missing teeth with implants.