Implants have become first choice for many people. Appearance in the front of the mouth is very important and it is essential to produce a tooth that looks natural and at the same time to create gum contours that are very similar to those of adjacent teeth.
Main disadvantage is that it is removable and may come away unexpectedly. It can cause further gum disease or tooth decay if not maintained correctly.
These are secured by bonding to the adjacent teeth on either side and are effective at replacing a missing tooth. They can fall off and often don’t last indefinitely especially when there is a strong bite. We use them as temporary bridges during your treatment.
A reasonably predictable procedure. This often requires the cutting down of healthy teeth on either side of a gap in order to support the bridge. For many people this is a major disadvantage because it involves destroying healthy tooth tissue.
An implant replaces a missing tooth and is an independent restoration. It has the advantage that it stimulates bone to stay and get stronger. This is something that will not happen with any other option, thus providing the patient with a natural feeling fully functional mouth.