Tooth loss is sometimes inevitable. Whatever the reason for losing your teeth, they should be replaced for both aesthetics and function. Generally, dentures or bridges are the most common replacements.
However, Dental Implants are a new and popular treatment to replace missing teeth.
Implant fixtures are made from titanium – the same sort of material used for hip/joint replacements. The fixture is placed in the bone, imitates the roots of your natural tooth, and eventually is accepted by the body. This fixture is then used to anchor a crown or bridge where the teeth are missing.
Implant based dentures can also be used to secure dentures in the mouth – reducing rickety dentures!