A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is surgically placed in the jaw to provide support for a replacement tooth or bridge. It's a suitable option for those who have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other reasons. Single or multiple implants can be placed.
Effects of missing teeth
Effects on jaw bone and gum
Tooth loss affects the relationship between teeth and bone, leading to reduced stimulation of gum and bone tissue. As a result, the jaw bone can shrink, and the gum may recede, potentially weakening adjacent teeth and causing them to shift.
Effects on your appearance
The appearance may be affected, with missing teeth and reduced jaw bone contributing to an older and wrinkled look. Cheeks may appear hollow and saggy due to a lack of support for lips and cheeks from the inside.
Every tooth counts.