- Dental Implants
- All-On-4® Dental Implants
- Other Services
A tooth may be lost as a result of trauma, dental decay, gum disease or may never have formed within the mouth
Missing teeth can affect the ability to chew food and speak properly. Correct chewing is our first process for digesting food and is an essential part of overall health.
The teeth surrounding a missing tooth can drift into the gap and the tooth opposite may grow into the space (known as over-eruption)
When a tooth is lost the bone around the tooth loses its function and will start to erode. This can result in a change in shape of the jaw bone and the face.
Dental implants replace the function of the tooth root and transmit forces from chewing through the implant into the jaw bone. This stimulates the bone and keeps it vital preventing it from resorbing away.