are the best way to replace missing teeth. This is the case if you have one, several or all missing teeth.
In the case of one missing tooth, the replacement tooth using a dental implant can look exactly the same as a natural tooth or even better!
For example, just look at this photograph. Can you tell which tooth is the dental implant?
There are a few dental crowns present- only one is a dental implant
Dental implants act as the replacement for the root(s) of the tooth and the replacement tooth is secured to this. As the implant is made from titanium, you will glad to hear it can never decay or need a root canal treatment. However, you must look after it as well as your natural teeth as they can suffer from gum disease.
For those interested, the dental implant is the lower first molar tooth. It is an Astra Tech implant placed and restored by Dr Nissit Patel.