One of the best and most natural ways of replacing missing teeth is by using dental implants. One of the key benefits of implants over bridges and partial dentures is that an implant connects directly to the jaw bone to support the crown.
When a tooth is lost, bone loss will eventually occur in the region because the root is no longer stimulating and stabilizing the bone. So even though a tooth may not be visible there are still benefits to replacing it to prevent the bone in that area from melting away.
Replacing a tooth with an implant and a crown is not a one-day procedure. The implant needs time to properly adhere to the bone and create a healthy fusion before the crown can be attached and full biting force can be applied. In most cases, it will take about 3 months to complete the process.
Implants are becoming increasing popular as more and more people are discovering that they are the next best thing to your natural teeth.