Dental implants have been around for over 25 years. Where natural teeth are missing titanium implants can be inserted into the region subject to enough bone being available. Once these have become firm then the area of missing teeth can be restored with crowns or a bridge.
A crown mounted on a dental implant is the best choice if you have a tooth missing in the upper or lower jaw. The need to replace a missing tooth could be the result of an accident or because there was no predisposition for a tooth at birth.
If you have lost several teeth there are two solutions: separate crowns on dental implants or a bridge attached to several dental implants.
If you have lost all your teeth in one or both jaws a removable prosthesis that is connected to two or more dental implants can be a solution to help stabilise dentures which are prone to movement.
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